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General Information: The Tahoe Mountain road bike ride is a great South Shore "quicky" for those times when you are pressed for time. The entire loop from the South Shore bike trail to Fallen Leaf Lake Road, up and over Tahoe Mountain Road, and back to your car can take less than an hour, yet includes a good climb and a fun descent. The roads are usually not too crowded except on summer weekends and even then, by getting out early, you can avoid most of the traffic.

Where To Start: You can start this ride anywhere along the loop, but a good place to start is the beginning of the South Shore bike trail. From the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe, drive north on Highway 89 towards Emerald Bay for 2 miles. You will see a large pullout where the bike trail begins.

Ride Description: From the start of the bike trail, head north on Highway 89 past Camp Richardson. Soon after Camp Rich, look for a sign that reads, "Fallen Leaf Lake". Turn onto this road and follow it back until it intersects with Tahoe Mountain Road coming from the left. Climb up Tahoe Mountain Rd. until it widens, then take the first right (Dundee). Take a quick right on Glenmore and another quick left onto Tahoe Mountain Rd. Enjoy the downhill, but watch for traffic. When the road "Ts" into Lake Tahoe Blvd., turn left and ride past Sawmill Pond. At the "Y" (Raleys) turn left onto Emerald Bay Rd. and head back out to your car.

Advisory: None.

 

 

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