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Date(s) - 09/28/2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Great Trail Race

September 28, 2024

The Great Trail Race — Bike or Run!

Mountain Bike or Trail Run between Truckee and Tahoe City CaliforniaThe Great Trail Race is an epic point to point route between Truckee and Tahoe City, CA that you can either mountain bike or trail run. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite course adds in more technically challenging terrain and distance. Make the event the goal of your summer training, then dig deep and beat your age-group rivals. Or set your own pace and enjoy a beautiful Tahoe mountain bike ride, Tahoe trail run through the Sierra forest. Got Single Track? Come and get some this October!

Great Trail Race Course Info

Run or Bike! Choose either the Elite or Classic Course!

Both the Elite and Classic Courses start in Truckee and finish at the Highlands Community Center (also known as Tahoe Cross Country) 925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145. The Classic Course features a route through the Tahoe National Forest on fire roads, and trails. There is a paved section while on the 73 or (Fiberboard Freeway). The distance is approximately 17.9 miles or 28.8 kilometers. NOTE: NEW SECTION ADDED SWEET SINGLE TRACK REPLACING A PAVED SECTION! The Elite Course features technical segments on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tevis Trail and Sawtooth Trail. The distance is approximately 21.55 miles or 34.7 kilometers and has approximately 3000′ of ascent.

Aid Stations

There are 5 aid stations along the course. Each station has water and electrolyte. Aid Stations further in, closer to the finish, will also food item. Click on the Elite and Classic Course buttons to view an interactive map of the course. Also see the Google map for an overview.

The Great Trail Race course travels through the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Tahoe National Forest under a Special Event Permit.



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