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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Lake Tahoe and Truckee bike shops, trails, riders, events and festivals.

Slow Rollers Bike Ride for Christmas Cheer Oct 7

Join the Slow Rollers to celebrate our cycling community and Christmas Cheer on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Gather at South Shore Bikes at noon, ride starts at 12:30 and heads to the American Legion on Highway 50. If you can’t do the bike ride, go the American Legion for the party – music, food and fun.

Bring an unwrapped toy to donate for the kids!

Spruce up your bike, put on your costume and ride with Slow Rollers.

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Tahoe Community Bred at Local Bike Shop

Gary Bell early mountain bikes of Lake Tahoe Feel real Lake Tahoe community and pride at this fun & funky shop that has been catering to locals and visitors for 37 years. Sierra Ski and Cycle Works has been owned by South Lake Tahoe mountain bike pioneer, Gary Bell, since 1980.

“I want to help people understand the roots of Tahoe mountain biking, and how it has evolved over the past three decades,” says Bell.

As the unofficial official Tahoe bike and ski museum, you’ll find all sorts of locals sharing trail tales, buying and renting bikes from this local business bred in the mountains.

Keep Tahoe Pride.

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Northstar Mountain Bike Park

BikerLake Tahoe has another reason to brag – Northstar Mountain Bike Park.

The park is considered one of the top mountain bike parks on the west coast following Whistler.

Last day is Oct 1.  Go get it!

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Tahoe Bike Challenge June 1-14

Nothing beats riding a bike around town to hear the spring birds and watch the wild flowers pop.  Here’s another reason to grab another gear.

The Tahoe Bike Challenge takes place June 1 through June 14, 2017.

This non-competitive, competitive 🙂 event encourages everyone to park the car, and ride a bike.  Whether you’re headed to work, school, the post office or just riding to have fun, grab your bike to stay healthy, Keep Tahoe Blue, and to win prizes.

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How to Mountain Bike and Rules of the Trail

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works Monument PeakRide It. Don’t Slide. Use both brakes.  Go over snow, not around it.

Yield to Hikers and Horses, and uphill riders, and learn how to use both brakes.  And, if you leave a skid, please stop and fix it.

Contact the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) for their Rider Education Program and to help work on trails. Respect. read more →

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Truckee Trail Updates 24/7

truckee-trails-foundationThis is so cool.

The Truckee Trails Foundation website provides updates on the mountain bike trail, roads and bikeway conditions in North Shore and Truckee.

Each trail update includes an open status, trail type, difficulty, directions to the trail head, and a description of the trail – written by a local who knows the trail.

And, there’s even a Google Map for each dirt trail so you can pinpoint your ride. Sweet!

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Soulcycler Rick Gunn: Pedaling Love and Compassion

Rick Gunn PhotographyOn July 1, 2005, he started his journey from the Golden Gate Bridge. Thirty-three countries, 25,811 miles and 34 months later, he returned to South Lake Tahoe.

Rick Gunn, photographer, writer and adventurer from South Lake Tahoe, is on a mission to spread more love, compassion and understanding about our world through his captivating Soulcycler presentations.

“Soulcycler, Words And Images From a 25,811-Mile Bicycle Journey Around-The-World.” “Soulcycler” combines 350 breath-taking photos from 33 countries, set to music, accompanied by a selection of uniquely emotional stories from around the globe. Inspired by a series of formative experiences during his childhood, Gunn delivers a front-row seat to the pursuit of his lifelong dream of cycling the planet.

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Ride the Wild Sierra June 25

South Lake Tahoe’s road bicycling club, Alta Alpina, has put together four different epic bike rides on 1 day so cyclists can challenge themselves at their own pace.

Build Your Own Challenge, Kid Carson Challenge, Wild Sierra Century and the 8 Pass Challenge “The World’s Toughest Double Century” all take place June 25, 2016.

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The Allure of Ebbetts Pass

It’s easy to see why Hwy 4 is a National Scenic Byway.

Without a doubt, it’s one of the most scenic drives across the Sierra Nevada located about 30 miles from South Lake Tahoe. And it’s ideal for back country skiing, hiking and road biking.

The pass is open.

 

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Off the Beaten Path Adventure Cycling Film by Fast Track Productions

First Track Production Off the Beaten Path First Track Productions, South Lake Tahoe’s premiere sports and lifestyle video production firm, has just released “Off the Beaten Path,” an adventure cycling covering the globe from our home, Lake Tahoe, to Iceland and beyond.

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Tahoe Bike Culture by the Spoke Junkie

When you see the word “culture”, what comes to mind?

Music, art, higher education, the Byzantine Era, a dark gray blob growing in the bottom of a petri dish in science class. read more →

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Meyers Mountain Bike Festival Aug 8-9

Gary Bell early mountain bikes of Lake TahoeThe Annual Meyers Mountain Bike Festival will take place on August 8 and 9, 2015 in the Divided Sky parking lot. The festival includes the  infamous “Triple Crown Ride” covering 30+ miles and a 5,200 elevation gain.  Lots of music, food, drinks and events for all ages.

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works is sponsoring a History of Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking exhibit on Sunday, August 9, 2015.  Here’s your chance to the see the first Lake Tahoe mountain bike, Clunker, and meet a slew of early mountain bike pioneers including Gary Bell and Don Koski from Cove Bike Shop in Tiburon.

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Pro Bike Racer opens Frame Shop in South Shore

She’s a pro mountain bike downhill racer.

And art framer.

Meet Tasa Herndon.

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Tahoe Fat Tire Festival Sept 13-15

The legendary Tahoe Fat Tire Festival is back at Squaw September 13-15, 2013.  Originally founded in the mid 1980s by North Shore’s TAMBA members Greg Forsyth and Aaron Martin of Cycle Paths, this classic 2-wheeled festival was the premier mountain bike event in the Sierra for two decades. It put Tahoe on the map, showcasing our rugged granitic terrain, early bike pioneers and stewards, and volunteer trail work and education programs that made TAMBA the model mountain bike club back then, and still to this day. read more →

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Slow Rollers Poker Run June 9

slowrollers on Tahoe cultureSlow down, you’re going to fast.

It’s time to show off our mountain bling, and win some great prizes at the Slow Rollers Poker Run & Show ‘n Shine on Sunday, June 9, 2013 starting at 1pm at McDuff’s Pub in South Lake Tahoe. All proceeds from the entry fees and raffle tickets benefit the Bikes for the Children program created by the Slow Rollers.

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America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride gets rolling June 2

Ride your bike around the lake with lots of your friends.

Yes, you can, at the America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride on June 2, 2013.  Or, if you missed out in June, Curtis holds the Tour de Tahoe in September.

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Biking for a Better World takes Bikes to La Bonansa Nov 2012

There’s no stopping them. Squaw Valley residents Jake Spero and Duncan Sisson of Biking for a Better World will take 50 bicycles to outfit each of the young students and provide on-site lessons on safety and maintenance in La Bonansa in November 2012. This latest program is a continuation of the 2007 tour, Alaska to Argentina, when the founders of Biking for a Better World pedaled more than 15,000 miles across two continents to fund the building of the school in La Bonansa, Nicaragua. The school was built and functioning by November 2007, giving the riders the unique opportunity to meet the students and teachers at the school.

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Bands for Bikes: A Fundraiser for the SLT Community Bike Park Sept 14

TAMBA and the SLT BMX Association, in conjunction with the Tahoe Basin Land Management Unit of the USFS are working together to build our community a Pump Track and Mountain Bike Skills Park.

The park will be located in Bijou Community Park, near other community recreation features like the skate park and disc golf course. In addition, our current BMX track will be relocated from its current location behind the middle school to accompany it. read more →

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Truckee Pump Track is Open

Hats off to the Truckee bike crew. They’ve been hard at work creating magic with dirt for the Truckee Pump Track located at Riverview Sports Park in Truckee – of course!

In less than a year, Truckee agencies, local residents and businesses, and IMBA have built a pump track like none other.

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BMX Track in South Lake Tahoe

What promotes individual achievement, builds character and social skills, increases self esteem, self discipline and determination, and is great exercise and fun for the whole family?

BMX riding!

Now there’s a track in South Lake Tahoe where you can ride and practice.

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AMGEN in Tahoe

While South Lake Tahoe residents and visitors came out in the thousands to watch the start of the race on May 15th, only the Sky Team rode to Squaw.  This was a huge disappointment for all the people who toughed it out – except the riders.

Now the 2011 Amgen Tour of California will not take place in North Shore on Monday May 16th.

Let’s go skiing instead.

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Kirkwood Mountain Bike Festival August 19-29

Head to Kirkwood for 9 full days of mountain biking madness for all abilities and ages. Choose from cross country races, a Huffy Toss, wheelie contests, downhill mountain bike races, group rides, and rides with mountain bike icons Tinker Juarez and Jacquie Phelan, and the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival.

It’s the preeminent Sierra Nevada mountain bike festival crafted only by Tahoe locals who love to ride.  The Kirkwood Mountain Bike Festival takes place August 19 through August 29, 2010.

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Women’s Only Downhill Clinic with Marla Streb and TAHOE Luna Chix August 21

Join Team Luna Chix Tahoe and LUNA Pro Marla Streb for a women’s only downhill mountain bike clinic on August 21 at Northstar® Resort’s Mountain Bike Park from 10am to 5pm.

Marla Streb, a national and world Downhill champion, will host a Beginner and an Intermediate/Advanced clinic for women riders ready to get out there and learn the technical skills to improve their riding ability.

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Park your Ride at Cyclepaths during Truckee Thursdays and get a free cup of Joe

Cyclepaths

A perfect Tahoe blend – bikes and coffee.

Bicyclists who travel to Downtown Truckee Thursdays are eligible to receive a coupon for a free 12-ounce Elijah Bleu’s French press coffee when they park their rides at Cyclepaths across the street in downtown Truckee.

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Cycling Celebration: Tour de Nez at Northstar June 19

tour-de-nez-2009One of the country’s top professional bicycling stage races – Tour de Nez – is headed to Northstar on June 19, 2010.

In addition to the 4 day stage races, there’s plenty of riding for amateurs and all levels of cycling fun hogs to celebrate Tahoe bike culture.

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Reno to Rim Trail

renotorimlogo.gifImagine.

A 25 mile trail that connects the Tahoe Rim Trail near Mt. Rose to Reno.

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Slow Rollers fund Bikes for Children Program

slowrollers.jpgTheir goal is simple:

To ride bikes and have a good time.

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Soulcycler Rick Gunn on the Road Again

rick-gunn-2009-soul-journeyAfter three years, 33 countries and 25,811 miles around the globe by bicycle, he’s back on the road again.

Rick Gunn, photojournalist and bicycle adventurer, aka Soulcycler, is headed down another path of travel and self-discovery, this time starting in Scotland.

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The Gunn Chronicles by South Shore Writer

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He just finished his 3-year bike tour around the world raising money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Meet Rick Gunn, South Shore journalist and photographer.

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Rick’s circumnavigation completed.

“The hardest part of the whole trip was the first day…riding down my driveway”.

Rick Grunn, South Shore writer and photographer.

After 25,881 miles, Rick crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday, May 3, at 11 am.

He’ll be back in Tahoe this week.

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