Tahoe South Blog
Tahoe South’s Mountain Biking Guide – 4 Of Our Favorite Trails To Ride
Did you know mountain biking started in California? Yup! As the sport gained popularity in the late 70’s, these rowdy individuals began to descend upon Lake Tahoe. While the original “pedal pushers” rode iron steeds weighing in at close to fifty pounds with little to no shocks, we’re now very fortunate that the technology has […]
Tahoe East Shore Trail: What to Know Before You Go
Even before the first line was drawn on a map in 1988, residents and visitors of Lake Tahoe have been dreaming of a trail that provides a safer alternative for cyclists and beach goers near the scenic East Shore of Lake Tahoe and Sand Harbor. Through the work of 13 partners, the impossible is now […]
Most Scenic Bike Paths in Lake Tahoe
In a region surrounded by gorgeous alpine lakes, one-of-a-kind geological features, towering peaks, and lush forests, nowhere else can compare to Lake Tahoe’s beauty. To truly experience it up close and personal, we suggest stepping out of the car and hopping onto a bike. While there are miles of world-class singletrack to enjoy along with […]
Where to rent a bike in South Lake Tahoe
Whether you're a mountain biker, road cycler or family looking for a lazy-afternoon cruise, I've compiled a list of places to rent or tune your bike or find great trails in Tahoe South!
Lake Tahoe Waterfalls: Glen Alpine Falls
Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares her recent visit to Fallen Leaf Lake - a great early summer escape - with one of the prettiest waterfalls around Lake Tahoe.
Spectator’s Guide to the Amgen Tour of California
This blog originally appeared on Localfreshies.com, and is reprinted here with permission from the author. For 2019, Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California is returning yet again to race through Tahoe on Monday, May 13th. In 2016, we got the opportunity to see them in person. While I wasn’t familiar with cycling at the […]
Amgen Tour Of California – Tahoe South Course Highlights
The 2019 Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 course will be one for the record books. It’s set to be the longest and biggest vertical climb in its history. To commemorate this, we thought why not highlight a few exciting things both past & present that racers will zip by on their way to the […]
Take in All of Tahoe This May
May is when the many various parts of Tahoe come alive again. It’s a time where you can experience all four seasons in just one month, convenient to enjoy each of your favorite outdoor activities. What this really means is that not only can we now enjoy this vast outdoor playground again, but even our […]
Tahoe South in Spring: 4 Outdoor Activities Your Group Can’t Miss
Picture it: Tahoe South; springtime; the snow melting away; the Sierras skirted with fresh shades of green and yellow and crystal-clear waters for miles. It’s one of the country’s most scenic natural playgrounds, and your meeting attendees get to explore it all. Check out these top outdoor spring activities to add to your meeting in […]
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
The Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, has announced targeted opening dates for recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin this season. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Baldwin and Nevada beaches will be the first sites to open on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens Saturday, May 25, 2019. The […]
Tahoe South Summer Activities Guide
Here is a guide to some of our favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe this summer. Hiking: Tahoe Rim Trail: This 165-mile hike around Lake Tahoe is the ultimate trek. Hike the entire thing or hike bits and pieces of the trail. The options are endless. You can choose to hike any of […]
Van Sickle Bi-State Park – A Hidden Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding Gem That’s Right Under Your Nose
There are A LOT of options to explore the forests and peaks surrounding the Lake Tahoe Basin. As soon as you pull into Tahoe South, the first prominent feature you’ll notice is Mt. Tallac. Its iconic ridgeline stands above the glassy blue waters of Tahoe like no other peak can. Of course, it’s a great […]
Family friendly bike rides in South Lake Tahoe
Your campsite is set, firewood is stacked, and your bikes are ready to roll. Here's a list of family-friendly bike rides in South Lake Tahoe.
Watch the Amgen Tour of California as they race through Lake Tahoe
The Amgen Tour of California returns to Lake Tahoe for two exciting stages of professional road cycling on Friday, May 18. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is the perfect opportunity to experience world-class racing up close!
Lake Tahoe Fall Camping
The Lake Tahoe camping season may be winding down for the summer, but there are still a few places to enjoy sleeping under the stars this fall.
Lake Tahoe volunteers sought for AMGEN tour of California’s cycling competition
Volunteers are needed for the Lake Tahoe stages of the nation’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, the AMGEN Tour of California.
AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race: Where to watch at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe’s geography and views offer plenty for spectators as top cyclists compete in Stage 1 of the AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race, May 19, 2016.
“Dream Life” short film awards – call for entries
For filmmakers who call the Lake Tahoe region “home,” a new film festival is offering cash prizes for short films that capture the energy, beauty, and talent of Lake Tahoe’s action sports lifestyle.
Lake Tahoe mountain biking: a history lesson
South Lake Tahoe mountain bike pioneer, Gary Bell, owner of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works, is sponsoring a History of Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking Exhibit at the Meyers Mountain Bike (MTB) Festival on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
Welcome to #teamsummer
Show your love for summer in South Lake Tahoe - tag your social photos for a chance to be awarded your official #TahoeSouth #TeamSummer Title!
May is National Bike Month
There are special events planned for National Bike Month this May, and locally, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has issued a proclamation declaring May 9 - 15, 2015, as Nevada Bike Week!
Lake Tahoe – Train where the Pros train
Lake Tahoe is honored to host top competitions throughout the year, and Olympic skiers and snowboarders proudly call Lake Tahoe their home. Add Lake Tahoe to your list of “Favorite spots to Bike/Swim/Run/Recover.”
Experience the AMGEN Tour of California like the VIP you are!
Attention, Cycling Fans: Two opportunities to be a VIP at the Lake Tahoe stages of the AMGEN Tour of California Women's Race Empowered with SRAM, May 7-9, 2015.
Fat Bikes in Tahoe
Fat bikes, with their over-sized tires, are designed for riding on soft unstable terrain such as snow and sand. Happily enough, South Lake Tahoe has both of those, all year 'round!
Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map
The Lake Tahoe Bike Map is the most comprehensive bike trail map for the Lake Tahoe region. Produced by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, this easy to use trail map is an excellent way to plan your Tahoe cycling adventure!
TRT challenges inexperienced mountain bikers
Experienced mountain bikers had warned us the Kingsbury Grade to Spooner Summit segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail was beyond our abilities. We didn’t listen.
Why drive when you can bike?
As the weather around Lake Tahoe is warming up, try riding your bike instead of driving your car a few days a week. This new perspective may surprise you!
Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue
Early September finds me less interested in my mountain bike and more intent on putting some mileage on the road bike in the 72-mile Lake Tahoe shoreline Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue.
Meyers Mountain Bike Festival
If mountain biking, live music, beer and BBQ sound like the perfect combination to you, then you should definitely plan on attending next year’s Meyers Mountain Bike Festival.
Mountain Biking the Flume Trail
An early start to summer means that many of the Tahoe South mountain bike trails are melting out faster than they typically do. It's a perfect time to do some recon on the Flume Trail, one of Tahoe’s mountain biking gems that also happens to be one of my favorite rides.
Biking for Family Fun – on and off mountain
Teach your kids to love the outdoors now and they’ll appreciate it for a lifetime.
Possible grant for Corral Trail in Tahoe South
“In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Around these parts, you could add “… and a young woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of trails.”
Plan Your Girls Weekend to Tahoe South
Lake Tahoe is a personal favorite for my group of friends, and whether we travel there in summer or winter, we have a fabulous time.
Playing outdoors in Tahoe South
Participating in recreational activities when I was a kid always meant I played outside.
Fun competitions keep heating up Tahoe South
Can you feel the burn? Ah, the sweet thrills of a good adrenaline rush.
Mountain biking in South Lake Tahoe
Thirty five years ago I came to South Lake Tahoe because I knew my soul would be right the more time I spent in the forest. Hiking and skiing were sufficient modes initially, but then a few of us started trying to ride bikes on some of the dirt roads and a few trails to travel further out.