Mountain Bike, Fat Bike, Snowshoe and More!
Meet Tahoe Mountain Guides professional mountain bike team. TMG has the most knowledgeable mtb guides located on the North side of Lake Tahoe. We are based out of Truckee, California, and look forward to sharing our knowledge and backyard mtb trails with you.
Ken Long has been passionate about mountain biking since 1983. Growing up in the beach cities of South Orange County, he started surfing when he was twelve years old, “The freedom and nature of both sports have strong similarities”. Ken has been riding the trails of the greater Lake Tahoe areas for over eighteen years and has witnessed the expansion and development of the vast trail systems available. “Tahoe/Truckee riding is unique in that the best rides are putting together many pieces of trails that produce an epic experience”. Ken’s favorite thing is to share the wonders that the area’s trail system has to offer. “I just love to watch the expression on people’s faces when they are exposed
to the beauty and excitement of the sport of mountain biking”. As a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Ken’s care and preparedness will insure that every outing is a fun and safe trip. Besides mountain biking and surfing, Ken’s interest includes skiing, rock climbing, golf, and hiking. As managing partner of Tahoe Mountain Guides, Ken will assess a groups needs and provide the perfect package to insure the best tour possible.
Erin is originally from Chicago. After spending the summer in Tahoe, she fell in love with California and all the beauty it offers! She’s always loved spending time in the outdoors, but it wasn’t until 4 years ago that she was introduced to mountain biking. She’s dabbled in racing but considers herself more of a weekend warrior. If you catch her on the trail you’ll probably spot her 4-legged riding partner, Carly. She loves the adrenaline rush, the chance to explore nature and that it brings together all of her favorite things: fitness, adventure, the outdoors, friends, her pup and ending the ride with a good beer! Although she learned how to ride by chancing the boys on the trails, she hopes to inspire more women to get out there and ride!! When she’s not hitting the trails, she loves yoga, paddle boarding, hiking, swimming at the lake and rivers, spending time with her friends and family! Favorite trail: Armstrong to Connector to corral in SLT. Favorite beer: Stone- Enjoy By IPA, Lagunitas IPA but always to try new ones, especially post-ride…hint hint.
Bob has lived in Lake Tahoe, California for almost two decades. Working in the Tahoe ski industry for eleven of those years, he understands attention to detail and the importance of your safe vacation. His passion for telemark skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer is apparent when you meet him. He enjoys each season to its fullest and always ready to take friends, and new friends, on a tour for the ultimate Tahoe view. While traveling with Bob, you will understand and witness the beauty of Lake Tahoe. “Let me show you some of the most amazing vistas on the planet.” The smile and awe on your face will be reward enough for him. Bob is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
NINA PORCELLI FENN
With a warm, bright smile across her face, Nina shares an infectious enthusiasm for the outdoors. “Being outside is my passion. Bringing the outside into people’s hearts is my life’s work.” Swimming in the waters and trekking though the woods of Lake Tahoe as a young girl, Nina developed a keen appreciation for the power of nature on the body and mind. With a concentration in mountain biking, telemark skiing, hiking, and stand up paddle boarding, she aims to bring people to the most beautiful places in Lake Tahoe, provide people with a sense of personal accomplishment, and create friendships that last a lifetime. Touring with Nina is like eating a five-course meal. She’ll ask you to breath in the aroma of the sun-baked mule’s ears along the meadows edge, inform you of how Lake Tahoe was formed and what type of bird that is chirping over there, lead you to the top of the most sensational, breathtaking views, provide you with the skill set to enjoy your mountain bike experience, guide you through key stretches to aid your mountain bike muscles, and share the pure joy of food and drink after a glorious day on the trail. Indeed, Nina loves the outside and wants to share it with you!
Tom is passionate and intense in his participation and interest in the recreational opportunities that drew him to Lake Tahoe. He has 24 years experience engaging in mountain biking, hiking, climbing and skiing the trails and mountains in the Sierra. As guide and co-founder of Tahoe Mountain Guides, Tom is focused on bringing you enthusiasm, fun, safety, adventure and challenge to your experience on a mountain bike. Tom is also known around town and in his office as, Dr Tom, as he is a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic with an office in Truckee. Dr Tom is a huge advocate of fitness, health and wellness through principles and practices that cultivate the whole being. Tom is trained and experienced in athletic training (serving the Truckee community as team doctor for the high school football team for 15 years) and fitness training, as well as emergency services, to complement his expertise and enthusiasm on the trails. “Your successful venture is what motivates me to be the best I can be for you”
Bobbi grew up in the high desert of Southern California, but soon realized her desire to live in the mountains. Moving between ski resort towns, chasing the snow, she finally ended up in Tahoe in 2005 and fell in love with the area. The urge for travel and adventure has taken her away from Tahoe from time to time, but the beauty and world class mountain biking keeps bringing her back. After discovering a true passion for the sport of mountain biking she worked as a bike mechanic for over 6 years, learning both bike mechanics and bike skills. She loves to share the sport of cycling with as many people as possible, and would love to see more women empowered to ride mountain bikes. With a great knowledge of local trails, ability to fix mechanical problems, and as a certified WFR, you are set to have a spectacular day on the singletrack with Bobbi!
Tom grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada biking from hear there and everywhere. Once out of the small town of Georgetown, CA Tom went off to New Zealand to continue his life in Adventure Tourism. He has been in the industry since 2005 and loves spending his time interacting with new and interesting people.