Close
Gift Card Welcome Lake Tahoe friend!

Can you help us? We are looking for your thoughts on planning a trip to Lake Tahoe in this brief online survey.

Your feedback will assist us in improving our efforts to better serving you, your family and friends.

By completing the survey, you will be entered to win a $100 American Express Gift Card. Your information will be kept confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

Take the Survey Not now Don't ask again
Blog

Biking for Family Fun – on and off mountain

Posted in Cycling | April 22, 2013 | By Tahoe South

- Mike Filce

Teach your kids to love the outdoors now and they’ll appreciate it for a lifetime.

In the years since picking up my first used mountain bike, I’ve had the opportunity to familiarize myself with nearly all the local trails — even those I don’t choose to “bomb down.”

Get Started
If you lack experience or trail knowledge, visit any of our amazing local shops and they will happily assist with information, gear, or encouragement. I personally vouch for Wattabike in Meyers, but we have so many great local shops that treat you as a fellow rider. I cannot tell you how many times these locals have selflessly helped me with minor repairs and even parts.

Involve the Entire Family
Biking can be a solo sport, but I urge you to bring your kids along—even if you have to borrow bikes! I have one tip for parents of young reluctant riders: enroll them in LTCC’s outstanding Kids Connect mountain biking program. It’s a week of riding with other kids, free from parental judgment and frustration, and they come out with confidence and eagerness.

Family Cruising and Bike Accessible Activities
A family favorite is the bike path that extends from 15th street out to Spring Creek Rd near Baldwin Beach. This path meanders past some of our best beaches and the Camp Richardson Ice Cream Parlor — a great stop along the ride.

435 - biking_with_kids2.jpg
For beach rides, we like to tow along our little Costco trailer, which carries beach chairs, cooler
and other necessities. The beaches all provide bike racks.

Off the Path
The South Shore also boasts plenty of family-style trail rides (aside from the single tracks we’re known for) — from the Flume Trail to the High Meadows/Saddle Rd connector, to the network of trails between Sierra Tract and Pioneer Trail and the Upper Truckee River/airport meadow trail linking town to Elks Club Drive. If you’d rather not survey maps, the local shops will gladly point you in the right direction for your desired outing.

3 Keys to Family Riding Fun:

  • Have a destination: the younger the kids, the more important
  • Go prepared: trailer or backpacks for water, sunscreen, cash, bike lock, beach basics, and other essentials
  • Keep ‘em wanting more: take them on a fun, challenging route they can conquer

Now put down your tech gadgets, take advantage of the day and go outside for a scenic RIDE!

Mike is a long-time resident who grew up in So. Cal. and came to Tahoe for the lakes, rivers, trees, the four seasons, and to teach English at South Tahoe High School. He enjoys the outdoors, from snow sports and activities, to fishing, hiking, camping, enjoying the lake, and everything else the Sierra has to offer. 



Search
Keyword:

Americana Village Special Offer

Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free.*

Details

River Rafting Special - Run the Rapids!

Kids raft for $49 on our South Fork American River guided morning half day trip . Monday and Thursday departures AND Sign up 6 or more persons and receive a 20% off discount on any South Fork or Middle Fork American River guided rafting trip.

Details

See more Tahoe South deals
Activity Tickets

Get instant tickets, reservations and information from ActivityTickets.com

V&T Train RidesSki & SnowTrail: Bike & HikeShows & MusicSpecial EventsGolfToursOn the Water
Email Newsletter

Sign up for Tahoe South news, offers, special announcements and more.

First name*
Last name
Email*
Zip Code*
Thank you for subscribing. We are looking forward to keeping you up to date!
Search The Site

Listen to the #TeamSummer jam!

Play
Stop
Mute
So Bright (Random Rab Remix)
by Vokab Kompany
65° Mostly Cloudy
Last updated: 10:18 PM
Webcam feeds across Tahoe South Launch
Videos
Twitter

New Blog: Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Five: Week 5 at Live at Lakeview brought you sounds that beat to a diffe... http://t.co/eTQgnbUUlk

3:08 AM - 31 Jul 2014

RT @skiheavenly: Big week for music lovers in Tahoe: Journey, @ladygaga, Boston, and free shows at @LiveatLakeview and in the village

1:00 AM - 31 Jul 2014

Get thee to the theatre! August: Osage County July 31 - Aug 2 at @LakeTahoeCC http://t.co/GXwH1N1rJO

10:50 PM - 30 Jul 2014