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TAHOE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL

Registration open Spring 2024

Sat 6/22

Bike Demo (9am - 4pm)

Sun 6/23

Rides and Festival

The Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival is a two-day event full of pedaling and community celebration.

The main festival (party) is on Sunday, June 23 at 12-6pm. It is a FREE, family friendly party at the riverside Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers, CA. There will be music, beverages, food, a raffle, and local vendors for all to enjoy!

For riders: Bike Demo at Corral Trail (Saturday) and a registered Bike Ride (Sunday). Scroll for more details or head to the registration link above!

We hope you can make it to a weekend of fun in celebration of Tahoe Trails!

Presented by Divided Sky and the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) to fund future trail projects.

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Bike Demo

Bike Demo at Corral Trail

Location: Corral Trail Parking Lot.

Time: Two time slots are available 9-12, 1-4pm.

Details: Shuttles provide regular access to Corral trail network—high quality singletrack riding with something for riders of all levels to enjoy. Brands for demo will include Specialized, Norco, Kona, Trek, Rocky Mountain, and Intense, among others. Coffee + light lunch will be provided to registrants.

Register: Pre-registration will open in Spring (limited number so sign up early!) or you can register at the event. This donation to TAMBA helps enable access to all the bikes and products at the Trail Demo event, and the various shuttles.

Register Here!

The Rides

We now have 2 ride options to suit different rider levels (info below).

Watch our registration page for all the details on rest stops, start times, and don’t forget to lock in early for a discount. Online pre-registration is $55 or you can register at the event for $65.

Registration includes access to TAMBA rest stops along the ride, one (1) drink ticket for redemption at the festival, and the coveted Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival T-Shirt – designed by our friends at RISE Designs!

Stay tuned on TAMBA’s Facebook and Instagram for important updates about the rides.

PS. We love to see your rides!!! Post your ride and photos – don’t forget to include #tahoemtbfestival and tag @tambatahoe!

Register Here!

Tahoe Triple Crown (Advanced Ride)

The Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival’s signature ride starts Saturday with a “Triple Crown Ride” covering 30+ miles with a 5,200 elevation gain. Riders should arrive at Tahoe Paradise Park between 7:00-8:00 am to register for the ride. The ride kicks off as soon as you want to roll after registration, with no group start. Pedal through the finish back to Tahoe Paradise Park, where there will be live music, local food, and cold brews waiting for you.

The Tahoe Triple Crown is a 25-mile popular expert route located near Meyers California. This mountain bike-only route can be used in one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 4,836 ft with a max elevation of 8,974 ft then descends -4,998 ft.

POWER LOOP (INTERMEDIATE RIDE)

Lake Tahoe has tons of great trails for all levels. If you’re not quite ready for the Tahoe Triple Crown, we have the fun and friendly Power Loop that starts and ends at the Corral Trailhead. The Power Loop is less suffering but no less fun. Named for time spent on Powerline Trail, this is a great option for anyone who wants to score the benefits of the ride! This ride is 7 miles long with just over 1000 feet of climbing. If you want to enjoy the trails in Meyers, but save the advanced ride for another year, this is a great option. Check the route HERE.

There are 2 options to make it longer and more advanced if you want to push it: Climb up Sidewinder (400ft climbing) and add the final push to the top of Fountain Place Road (500ft climbing), where you’ll descend Armstrong Connector and Corral all the way back to the start. Have a little extra juice? Add on Armstrong Pass (4 miles and 1,300ft climbing) and you’ll be ready for the advanced ride next year no problem!

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The Route:

NOTE: You can choose to ride from the registration location at Tahoe Paradise Park, 1011 East San Bernardino Avenue in Meyers, CA or feel free to drive to the Corral Parking Lot and Trailhead.  Don’t forget to come back to the festival post ride to enjoy all the festivities and redeem your token for one free beer!

Riding Directions:

  • Start by registering for the ride at the TAMBA booth at Tahoe Paradise Park, 1011 East San Bernardino Avenue in Meyers, CA.
  • From E San Bernardino Avenue, take a right onto Bakersfield Street.
  • Turn left onto Modoc Way and then right onto Hopi Avenue. 
  • Cross Highway 50 at Bug Station crosswalk. 
  • Turn left onto the Meyers Bike Path South before joining the Watta Connector trail.
  • At the end of the Watta Connector trail, turn right onto Mandan Street and then left onto Zapotec Drive.
  • At the end of Zapotec Drive, join the Zapotec Connector trail and follow this before taking a left onto Saxon Creek Road.
  • At the end of Saxon Creek Road, take a right onto Fountain Place Road and follow it all the way past the bridge until you arrive at the main Corral Parking Lot.
  • The Power Loop begins at the Corral Parking Lot.

If driving to the trailhead, start the route here:

  • Ride north on Saxon Tie Road. This merges with Powerline Road and follow Powerline Road across Saxon Creek to the left turn for the Railroad Grade Trail. Follow the Railroad Grade Trail (but consider dipping your toes in the Saxon Creek) until you hit the cul de sac at the end of Columbine Trail road.
  • Make a sharp right in the cul de sac and follow Powerline Road for one mile.
  • Turn left onto Incense Cedar and climb up for two miles.
  • More juice left? This is where you have an option to climb up Sidewinder. Continue to Lower Corral to descend.
  • Hang a right where Incense Cedar intersects with Lower Corral trail and enjoy the descent with optional (and rollable) jumps and berms.
  • Swing left when Lower Corral hits Powerline Road and retrace your path back to the Corral Parking lot.

Optional Extended Route:

There are two options to make The Power Loop longer and more advanced if you want to push it: Climb up Sidewinder (400ft climbing) and add the final push to the top of Fountain Place Road (500ft climbing), where you’ll descend Armstrong Connector and Corral all the way back to the start. Have a little extra juice? Add on Armstrong Pass (4 miles and 1,300ft climbing) and you’ll be ready for the advanced ride next year no problem!

Thank you to the 2024 Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival Sponsors and Partners!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Packages are available. Email info@tamba.org