TAHOE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL

Register For The Bike Demo and Rides HERE!

Sat 6/18

Bike Demo (9am - 4pm)

Sun 6/19

Triple Crown Ride 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 19 at 1-6pm. It is a FREE, family friendly party at the riverside Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers, CA. There will be music by Ten Foot Tiger and Bison Bluegrass, 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 costs just $55 (limited number so sign up early!) or you can register at the event for $65. This donation to TAMBA helps enable access to all the bikes and products at the Trail Demo event, and the various shuttles.

Register NOW

The Rides

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

Head to 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 $45 or you can register at the event for $55.

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!

Tahoe Triple Crown

Named for its 3 big climbs, boasts 5 hrs, 5,000 vertical feet, 30 miles.

  • Start at Tahoe Paradise Park, 1011 East San Bernardino Avenue in Meyers, CA
  • Ride up Highway 50 toward Echo Summit for ½ mile
  • Turn left on South Upper Truckee Road, continue on the road for 4 miles until you get to the trailhead for the bottom of Christmas Valley Trail (aka Lake Valley). The Triple Crown begins at this trailhead.
  • Ride up Christmas Valley Trail for 4 miles until you get to the intersection of the Tahoe Rim Trail, turn left here and continue on toward Big Meadow
  • At approximately mile 11 you will cross Highway 89 and ride through the parking lot where there is bathroom if needed. Continue on the Tahoe Rim Trail and pedal up to the top of Toad’s (aka Saxon Creek)
  • At approximately mile 15 you will be at the top of Toad’s, here you take a left and veer off the Tahoe Rim Trail entering upper Toad’s and the famed rock gardens
  • At the bottom of Toad’s (mile 22) you will meet up with the paved Forest Service Road, Fountain Place. Pedal up Fountain Place Road to the top of Armstrong Connector Trail (mile 25.5)
  • Haul down Armstrong Connector to Corral Trail – take your pick between riding upper Corral or Sidewinder the meet back up on Lower Corral and air out on the new TAMBA built jumps and berms
  • At the bottom of Corral ride Powerline dirt road back to Fountain Place Road, cut back over to the bottom of Toads and ride the neighborhood trails through Zapotec Dr and out behind Wattabike.  Give the guys at Wattabike a high-five as you pass by, and then continue on back to Tahoe Paradise Park to partake in the Festival!

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 Triple Crown 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 Triple Crown next year no problem!

The Route

  • The Intermediate Ride begins at the Corral parking area.
  • 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.

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