Bike In Tahoe
P.O. Box 6436
Incline Village, NV 89450
Distance - 14 Miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: Approx. 1,100'
We begin our ride at Spooner Lake, Nevada State Park located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.
The first mile of the ride follows North Canyon road into the backcountry. After the first mile, a gradual ascent begins as you pedal through conifers and aspen groves. The last mile of this trail does get a little bit more challenging as the grade steepens. This section will get your heart pumping followed by a sweet endorphin rush.
Just after you crest the top of the climb you will have a fun, short descent down to Marlette Lake (7,823 altitude). This is a great spot to take a break and maybe a dip in the lake. Leaving Marlette Lake, all riders will turn left for about a mile along a flat jeep road. This road hugs the west shore of Marlette Lake .
Besides the endorphin rush from the climb to Marlette Lake, you are also rewarded with spectacular views along the Flume Trail. The Flume trail is 4.5 miles of flat, narrow single-track trail. While the Flume trail is non-technical it does require attention to navigate along the trail. RIDERS MUST USE CAUTION on this trail as there are some areas with very steep drop-offs. There are 2 areas along this trail where riders will have to dismount and walk their bike. These 2 locations are well marked.
As you ride along the Flume trail, you will find many picture perfect moments. We encourage you to take in the view and capture a selfie or two. There will be a professional photographer on the course as well. There will be a contest for the best selfie on the flume trail (details to come).
After these unforgettable 4.5 miles along the flume, riders come upon a junction of the Flume Trail and Tunnel Creek Road. Rest your legs for the next 3 miles (a 1,500 foot descent down to Tunnel Creek Road). This road will bring you to the finish at Tunnel Creek Cafe!!