Olympic Bike Shop
620 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Riding in Lake Tahoe
Paved Bike Paths
There are a variety of paved multi-use paths in the area. There are bathroom facilities, water fountains, and trail markers available on these routes. Bike maps are available at our rental desk, and feel free to ask for advice on what trail would best suit your needs! All the paths are easily accessible from Olympic Bike Shop.
Truckee River Path- The most popular path follows the Truckee River to Squaw Valley for 8 miles, and is relatively flat. This is a great ride for casual cyclists, families, and folks wanting to take it easy.
West Shore Path- This route follows the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, ending at Sugar Pine State Park, 12 miles from Tahoe City. This path is more strenuous, includes detours through quiet residential neighborhoods, and crosses Highway 89 several times. There is a section in Homewood where the bike path is not yet finished; riders are required to share the highway with a minimal shoulder. However, the end of the trail is well worth it. You'll find a state park with lots of grass, beautiful beaches, and a public pier.
Dollar Hill Path- A shorter multi-use path travels from the north end of Tahoe City to the top of Dollar Hill, and is a popular way to get to and from town. This trail provides good access for off road riding.
There are few paved roads in the area that are free from traffic, but we know where they are, so ask! Riding around the lake is about 72 miles, with approximately 3000 feet of elevation gain along the way. However, there are not dedicated bike lanes on all sections of the road, and the traffic can be fast-paced and constant. If you are going to ride around the lake, we recommend that you plan your trip mid-week, get an early start, and ride in a clockwise direction. Please call for more specific information on road riding.
Lake Tahoe is rightly famous for the incredible mountain biking available in the area. From the world famous Flume Ride to the experts-only sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail, Olympic Bike Shop staff can direct you to the trails that you will love to ride. We also have maps, shuttle information, tools, and everything else you will need to have a great day on the trails.
Contact us for more information: 530-581-2500
620 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
We are open from
10:00am to 5:00pm
(please call to confirm)