Tahoe Mountain Guides (TMG) is the local permitted mountain bike tour guide and mtb shuttle company for beginner, advanced and expert mtb tours in the Truckee Lake Tahoe area. Our guides have years of biking and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of miles of trails not found on a map. TMG offers customized mountain bike tours: Single Day, 3 Day and 5 Day mtb tours throughout Truckee and Lake Tahoe in the majestic Tahoe National Forest. Tahoe Mountain Guides will ensure you have a breathtaking ride - from a mellow afternoon outing to trails that will test your skill. Join us for vistas of a lifetime along introductory rides or intense singletrack trails in the Sierra Nevada mountains and leave your Lake Tahoe and Truckee mountain bike adventure to Tahoe Mountain Guides.

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They’re back! 2014 Rocky Mountain Bicycles will be available for demo August 8 & 9th.

Where: Be at the Sawtooth Trail

FRIDAY August 8th – Rocky Mountain Demo & Super D Shuttle – with Tahoe Mountain Guides

  • First come first serve.
  • Demo 2014 Rocky Mountain Bikes on the Tahoe Truckee Super D.
  • Meet at Sawtooth Trail head and we will shuttle riders to the Tahoe Truckee Super D.
  • Must register 48 hours in advance to reserve bike and space on the shuttle. Bikes and sizes listed below.
  • Contact TMG to reserve the bike & size you would like to demo. (530)686-5895
  • After contacting TMG, reserve your Super D Shuttle online for August 8th only. No payments will be accepted day of Demo.
  • Chose either the 10am or noon shuttle online (can only do one shuttle).
  • Please be at the trail head half-hour before shuttle departure.
  • $20 gets you – Demo, Shuttle, Guide & after Tahoe Truckee Super D beverages.

SATURDAY August 9th – Rocky Mountain Demo bikes available from 10am to 2pm

  • All Rocky Mountain Demo’s are FREE.
  • Demo bike on loop in Sawtooth.
  • Must have valid drivers license and credit card to demo bike.

Rocky Mountain Demo Bikes Available:

Rocky Mountain Instinct 970 MSL – Size: M, L, XL


Rocky Mountain Instinct 970 BC Edition – Size: L


Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL – Size: S, M, L, XL


Rocky Mountain Altitude Rally – Size: M


Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt – Size: S, M, L, XL


Rocky Mountain Element 970 RSL – Size: S, M, L, XL





Categories: Mountain Bike

What, it’s already July!? We’ve been so busy with mountain bike tours we have not had a moment to to say “hello” to all our mtb fans. So, where to begin: TMG is off to an amazing start with many new options for our riding enthusiasts. As you may, or may not know, Tahoe Mountain Guides offers mountain bike tours for introductory mtb riders, advanced, and those mtb’ers who can tackle the most technical single track Lake Tahoe and Truckee can throw at you.

What’s new for 2014: Due to popular demand, Tahoe Mountain Guides now offers tours on the infamous Lake Tahoe Flume Trail. With breathtaking views of Big Blue, our expert guides will keep you on the trail as you gaze in amazement and awe. The Lake Tahoe Flume Trail is not for the beginner mountain biker. Visit Tahoe Mountain Guides to book this tour.

Need a three-day get-a-way? Join Tahoe Mountain Guides on a 3 Day Mountain Bike Tour – Enjoy 3 days of mtb’ing in the Truckee Tahoe area, and come back to a relaxing retreat at the Donner Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast nestled on Donner Lake. Tahoe Mountain Guides will take care of all the details, from transportation, to food and every thing in between. For more information or to book your 3 day mountain bike tour, click here.

Not new but bigger and better, TMG Shuttles are running 3 times a day. Jump on our mtb shuttle at: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm. Tahoe Mountain Guides shuttle will take you to our Tahoe Truckee Super D. The ride begins at Watson Lake and will bring you back to our shop in Downtown Truckee.  Shuttle cost $20 per person for the first ride, and $10 for a second shuttle on the same day. Book a mtb Shuttle today!

Tahoe Mountain Guides looks forward to showing you the trails in our backyard and hope for an amazing mountain bike summer season for all. Now, back to the trail!




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From summers single-trail mountain bike trails to a winters blanketed white snow shoe trail, Tahoe Mountain Guides encompasses all seasons in beautiful Lake Tahoe.  And we enjoy every moment!  What a better way to spend a winters day; getting off the crowded ski slopes and enjoying natural uninterrupted fields of snow.  The only sound you will hear is the squeaky snow underfoot, your breath and a trail guides knowledge of your surroundings.

Tahoe Mountain Guides Snowshoe Tours

Snow shoe tours are designed to give you a gentle aerobic workout.  TMG offers terrain for the first time snow shoe enthusiast and families.   Nothing strenuous about our tours!  However, if you would like something more challenging, we have those trails, too.  Each tour includes: snow shoes, poles, organic trail snacks and warm beverages.  You should have warm shoes, a beanie, a warm jacket (and fleece layer) and gloves.  TMG will provide the rest.

If you have questions or would like to book a snowshoe tour, visit our website or email Tahoe Mountain Guides.



Categories: Snowshoe

Really?  That was fast!  Hard to believe summer 2013 has come and gone.  In our third season of operation, we were greeted with numerous mtb tours, beginner to super advanced excursions, and all ending with high fives, maybe a beer or two and dirt crusted smiles.  Now winter is upon and Tahoe Mountain Guides is making way for another season of snow shoe adventures.  But, before we get cozy for winter 2013/2014, let’s reminiscence to the many mountain bike adventures had with new and old friends.  Let’s remember our accomplishments and new trails conquered; a new sport you tried and succeeded… and booking another tour for next season!  So, thank you to TMG’s many mountain bikers, return clients and tours to come.

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As we always say, “the ride is about the client, not the guide.”  This has been our mantra since the first tour and holds true to this day.  We love to mtb, but we want you to love mtb’ing as much as us.  So, we will not be a parent or demanding coach, just a friend enjoying the scenery Tahoe/Truckee has to offer.  We are there to give you suggestions to enhance your skill level, but most importantly, for you to have as much fun as we are having.  That is why we do what we do.  These same ideals carry over to TMG’s snow shoe adventures.  Just you, nature, a fresh blanket of snow, and some know it all guide who keeps telling you facts and history of the Truckee, Tahoe area.  Yeah, we love where we live!

Tahoe Mountain Guides  Full moon snow shoe tour dates are available on our website.  If you would like to book a snow shoe tour for another date, just call, text, email, smoke signal… we can accommodate your needs and customize a snow shoe tour for any occasion and ability.  TMG will provide snow shoes, poles and a warm beverage and some of the most amazing scenery our winter wonderland has to offer.



Categories: Mountain Bike

Sawtooth Trail, located in Truckee, CA., is Tahoe Mountain Guides go to trail for bike tours.  So, when it was discussed what trail we should maintain and adopt, it wasn’t even a question where we should go.  Sawtooth!  With numerous trails yielding extensive singletrack options  for the beginner to advanced mountain biker, our trail work would begin along with thirty volunteers from the Tahoe/Truckee community.

Any trail cleanup day wouldn’t be complete with the first heatwave of the season.  A high of 87°, all volunteers wearing long pants, long sleeved shirts, work boots and a hardhat, the shaded portions of Sawtooth shrouded in Jeffrey Pine, White Fir and Sugar Pine were a reprieve from the sun.  Despite the heat, spirits were high, jokes were being told and volunteers didn’t let a little heatwave detour them from helping maintaining the trail.  The fact is, we all ride Sawtooth and wanted to put our mark on improving Sawtooth.

Tahoe Mountain Guides would like to thank all the volunteers for helping buff out our beloved Sawtooth Trail.  A huge thanks also goes out the Cycle Paths, Truckee Trails Foundation, USFS, Diego’s – Beyond Bueno! and Sierra Nevada.  After a day of trail work there’s nothing like a burrito and a cold one with a group of new friends.

Happy Trails.

TMG Guide, Bob



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