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

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Rocky Mountain Instinct 970 BC Edition – Size: L

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

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Rocky Mountain Altitude Rally – Size: M

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

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

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The weekend is upon us and the free time we anticipate from a busy work week is calling for a mountain bike ride.  The weather is perfect, mid 60’s, and the dirt is prime.  Each trail has it’s own timeline of being “rideable” in the Lake Tahoe area.  So, Tahoe Mountain Guides decided to check on the ever popular trail, Paige Meadows.

Paige Meadows, Lake Tahoe, CA

Great start to the weekend in Paige Meadows

Paige Meadows can be accessed from a variety of locations;  I like to start from Alpine Meadows.  The initial ascent begins on a fire road for a good 20 minutes, or longer, depending on your climbing skills.  The fire road rounds Scott Peak of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, then a fast descent into Paige Meadows.  At this point you will hit the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).  Again, many options can be ridden with many exit points depending on how long of a ride you wish your legs to endure.

The main meadow is still under water and quite swampy.  I give Paige at least another 3 to 4 weeks to dry out.  While walking through the bog, TMG encountered quite a few bike tracks trying to push through.  Yes, it’s fun to get muddy, but remember when the trail drys out we are all stuck with deep ruts.  If possible find a safe way to walk your bike around, or just turn around.  And by all means, DON”T make a new trail!  Let’s keep Paige Meadows in good shape!  Another encounter occurred, but we were not fast enough with the camera.  A large mother bear was making her way through the meadow upon a log.  Unfortunately, when she spotted us she ran like a dog chasing a ball into the woods.  So on that note, be mindful when coming around a corner, you never know who, or what, will be waiting.

Paige Meadows Tahoe City, CA

Looking through Paige Meadows and snow caped peaks

For more information on where to ride, routes and mountain bike guide information, be sure to check out www.TahoeMountainGuides for your next adventure.  And if you need a bike, or want to demo the latest and greatest full suspension bikes from Rocky Mountain and Santa Cruz Bicycles, all our bikes come from Cycle Paths.  We are all located in your one stop shop, Truckee Sports Exchange.

Happy Riding!

The TMG Crew

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