Bike Big Blue: Ride Around Lake Tahoe

Spin around the gorgeous shoreline just ahead of autumn's sweet start.

IF YOU WERE TO STAND ON THE SHORE... of Lake Tahoe, with your feet placed together, ankle next to ankle, how much shoreline space would your feetprint fill up? Just a matter of inches, even if your feet are on the wider side. You don't need to measure the shoreline of this celebrated alpine lake, though, footprint by footprint, to take it all in; you can enjoy its full sweep from the seat of your bike, over one sweet September Sunday. Nope, you won't be measuring the lake's shoreline while you're out on your two wheels — it has over 70 miles of shoreline, by the by, if you're curious — but you will be enjoying one of the most unusual of bike rides, and one of the most picturesque. It's...

15TH ANNUAL TOUR DE TAHOE — BIKE BIG BLUE, and it pedals its way around the azure expanse of watery wonderfulness on Sunday, Sept. 10. That's right, this ride is a lake loop, rather than a Point A to Point B deal. It's Point A to Point A, or, more accurately in this case, a Parking Lot C at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe to Parking Lot C at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe deal. The ride? It's 72 miles in all, and it "...includes a challenging 800-foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction." There are other ups and downs along the glorious way, which won't surprise you, if you've trekked around the Tahoe-close terrain before. Details? Here. 

BIKE THE WEST... is behind "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride." If you love supporting all things spokes, and Lake Tahoe's bike byways and those who work to create a safe cycling scene around the Big Blue, consider signing up for the ride, or finding out more now.

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