Ride Bikes, Have Fun, Repeat
Mountain bikers are a special breed of crazy, and Lake Tahoe’s legendary trails draw these daredevils from far and wide. Some of them even live here permanently, so your knobby tires will be in good local company.
From the heart-pounding downhill track of the Saxon Creek Trail (nickname: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride) to the gorgeous Flume Trail, there are rides for every technical level. Build your skills and challenge yourself at the Bijou Bike Park. For the truly ambitious, link trails and make it an epic on the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Lake Tahoe has been designated as a Bike Friendly Community, so safe and family-friendly bike paths are plentiful, as are local bike shops staffed by experts that rent and sell quality bikes.
For road riders, the famed loop around Lake Tahoe is 72 miles of unforgettable scenery: deep blue water, Douglas Fir groves, and breathtaking views of Emerald Bay. The road also passes quaint waterfront lodging and plenty of eateries to fuel the journey.
The best part about biking in South Lake Tahoe? Plunging your sweaty self into the lake after your ride. Easy beach access means you can go straight from the trails to the water. Trust us, you’ll need a rinse.
Places to ride at Lake Tahoe
Mountain Bike Shuttles
Over the Edge Coffee Bikes & Beer operates a seasonal shuttle to several trail heads along the Tahoe Rim Trail for $20/person. Grab a coffee in the morning, then from each trailhead, you can ride back to the shop on single track 99.99% of the way, and enjoy a beer once you’re back!
Wanna Ride Tahoe operates a mountain bike and hiking shuttle service daily from 7am until 7pm. Priced per person, the service includes gear, snacks, water, and a ride!
Flume Trail Mountain Bikes operates a seasonal shuttle, June through October, 7 days a week. The shuttle is FREE with a bike rental, entrance fee for the State Park is included. You can also take one of the hourly shuttles with your own bike. The shuttle goes from Flume Trail Mountain Bikes next to Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village to Spooner Lake State Park. Then, you can ride your bike back to Flume Trail Mountain Bikes via the spectacular Flume Trail. The classic Flume Trail ride is 14 miles back to the shop/cafe and your car.