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.

Santa Cruz Bicycles Demo Day

The morning of June 3rd there was a certain electricity in the air unraveling in Truckee, CA.  Mountain bikes lubed with Gnar, tires pressure checked, and coffee sipped.  The anticipation of and early morning shuttle ride via Tahoe Mountain Guides to the Tahoe Truckee Super D along with our friends Arielle and Abbey from Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Santa Cruz bikes was on their way to Truckee from Downieville, CA.  If you have never heard of Downieville, look it up…it’s a mountain bikers mecca.  But that’s not to say Truckee isn’t in the same category.  Santa Cruz was going to host a mountain bike demo in Truckee, but first…let’s ride!

Tahoe Mountain Guides - Tahoe Truckee Super D Shuttle

Tahoe Mountain Guides – Tahoe Truckee Super D Shuttle

All we had time for was a quick loop on the Tahoe Truckee Super D, but faces were all smiles.  The trail was riding the best it possibly could and the view of Lake Tahoe in its early morning haze was magical.  But, with half an hour to spare, it was now time to deploy to the Sawtooth Ridge trail head, set-up tents, get the Santa Cruz mountain bikes ready and hope for a decent turn-out of mountain bikers.

Santa Cruz Bicycle Demo Day

Santa Cruz Bicycle Demo Day

The crowd was a perfect size and bikes would roll out as soon as a bike was returned.  Arielle and Abbey fit bikes to the demo seekers as TMG signed-in guests, bike of choice they wanted to demo and talked bikes.  The fleet of  Santa Cruz bikes included: Blur TRC, Tallboy LT long travel 29er, Superlight 29er, Carbon Nomad, Carbon Blur LT & XC and Juliana women’s specific trail bike.

Santa Cruz Demo Bikes

Santa Cruz Demo Bikes

Each rider returning via the Happy Face trial was doing just that, smiling.  Exclaiming “I love this bike”, riders were then sent to Cycle Paths Bike Shop to order a new Santa Cruz bike.  The event was a huge success with many thanks going to Arielle and Abbey of Santa Cruz; Cycle Paths Bike Shop and all who came out to demo a new Santa Cruz bike.

The TMG Crew


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