September 9 • Lake Tahoe
BIKE THE WEST AND THE RENO TAHOE TERRITORY OF THE NEVADA COMMISSION ON TOURISM invite you to experience the adventure of riding your bicycle around Lake Tahoe’s 72-mile shoreline by participating in this epic adventure.
Lake Tahoe — Big Blue, as it is referred to by many — is North America’s largest alpine lake and the jewel of the High Sierra. This is your chance to ride around Big Blue at summer’s end, savoring the fresh mountain air and incredible scenic beauty. After the ride, you’ll enjoy great food and entertainment.
The Tour de Tahoe – Big Blue is managed and supported by Bike the West — one of the most experienced bicycle event management teams in the West. This event sells out year after year, so be sure to register right away.
Tour de Tahoe Course
The 72-mile Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue course circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. It includes a challenging 800-foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction. There are also many short rolling ascents and descents totaling over 4024 vertical feet of elevation gain! The altitude ranges between 6,300 feet and 7,100 feet above sea level and the ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists, not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (no children, please) and must be experienced in riding roadways.
Bike the West is pleased to bring back the Boat Cruise – 35 Mile ride to offer a unique and shorter ride distance. There are limited spots for this ride option.
Learn more and register here: bikethewest.com/tour-de-tahoe.