America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride is this weekend!
America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride is this weekend!

The 20th Annual “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride-Lake Tahoe” has built a reputation for not only its spectacular scenery, but also its great food and support. This ride promotes Lake Tahoe Bikeway, the plan to build and interconnect bike lanes/trails around Lake Tahoe, and is the culmination of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Team In Training spring fund raising program.

America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride will Start and Finish at the Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino Resort on Highway 50, Stateline, South Shore Lake Tahoe, Nevada this Sunday, June 5th with start times from 6am to 7:30am.

The 72-mile America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. 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 also many short rolling ascents and descents totaling over 2,600 vertical feet of elevation gain! The altitude ranges between 6,300 feet and 7,100 feet above sea level and the ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclist, not for beginners.

For the more conditioned bicyclist and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America’s “Team In Training” participants, a full 100-mile Century is offered adding an out and back on Highway 89/ Bike Trail to visit historic Truckee, California, before continuing around Lake Tahoe.

You should not ride unregistered as the roadways are narrow, and by doing so you jeopardizes the safety and future of the ride and may open you up to personal liability as only registered riders are covered under the ride insurance policy. Unregistered bicyclists will not be allowed on the closed road course.

 

This will be part of the course on the home stretch
This will be part of the course on the home stretch

For the recreational bicyclist who would like to mix sight-seeing and bicycling, the Boat Cruise & 35-mile Lake Tahoe Half Ride Fun Tour is offered.

The ride starts at 6:45am with a short 1-mile ride to Ski Run Marina where you and your bike board the Tahoe Queen for a scenic boat cruise to North Lake Tahoe. From there, you will join the ride course for the remaining 35-mile ride back to the Horizon Casino Resort. It comes with continental breakfast onboard & t-shirt, lunch on the course, rest stops and more. This Fun Boat Cruise is also open to friends and family members who would like to accompany participants across the Lake and return to Ski Run Marina. A fun-filled experience limited to 120 bicyclists & 50 guests.

Traffic will be delayed on North bound Highway 89 from 6:30-8:30 a.m. at Spring Creek Tract. Southbound Highway 89 will remain open. The remaining roadways will be open and motorists are asked to share the roadway and plan a little more time to get to their destinations.

 


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