Where to rent a bike in South Lake Tahoe
By: Lauren Lindley
When I imagine a great family vacation I picture bike paths galore, bright sunny vacation homes, and sandy beaches.
In Tahoe South we have plenty of bike paths to explore, mountain-home-esque vacation rentals, tons of summer camping, state parks and yes, even sandy white beaches. What’s not to love?
I love riding bikes. I do not discriminate from mountain bike, to road, to cruiser. I have no less than 7 bikes sitting in my yard right now, and I’m sure my neighbors hate me.
I don’t care.
I don’t care, because I love the freedom of transportation that a bike provides. I love that as a child, I wasn’t allowed to watch TV but I was allowed to ride my bike wherever I pleased and that one singular rule gave me more independence and courage as an adult than any other tool or trait that my parents could have tried to force upon me.
As a child on vacation, my fondest memories included renting bright cruisers and being allowed to ride to our hearts content all over the Technicolor vacation sub-divisions in which we rented homes. A bike on vacation was far more exciting than your own neighborhood: there were new streets to explore, new kids to meet, souvenir shops to pre-shop, and, most importantly, ice cream stands.
Tahoe South is no different and summer families of every shape, size and age gather on two wheels for the same recreation all summer long. Whether you are a cycling connoisseur looking for a road bike, a mountain biker looking for that Tahoe Downhill Experience, or simply a family looking to cruise the bike path for an ice cream cone, we’ve got you covered:
In Tahoe South, our locals are friendly, our bike paths are safe, our beaches are beautiful, and you and your family will create some of the best vacation memories on just two wheels.
If you’ve experienced South Lake Tahoe on two wheels, I’d love to see your pictures or include your recommendations on this list!