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.

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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I can’t recall the last time I was riding the Western States Trail with perfect tacky conditions so early!  April 22, 2013 to be exact.  I’m sure it has happened before, but it sure is nice to be riding the mountain bike as opposed to strapping on boots and skis.  So, it’s now bike season and the lower elevation trails are riding pretty well.  I figured it was time to explore some of our elevated trails… today I wanted Western States.

Western States Trail

The entrance from Hwy 89 is open, clear and tacky!  No downed trees and excellent riding  Around each switchback I was anticipating wet soft ground, or a patch of snow.  Nothing!  After the climb to the first rest area, I decided to proceed to the Wall.   Still tacky perfect conditions leading the way up to the Wall.  Then the climb begins…about half way up the Wall a barrier of snow presented itself.  All I could think, “this is better than I thought”.  For late April mountain biking, we are looking good and should get more open as the weeks progress.

The Wall

The Wall with Snow

Stay up to date with trail conditions from your friends at Tahoe Mountain Guides.

Happy riding!

BS

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Lake Tahoe moring view.

Tahoe mountain Guides looking at Lake Tahoe in the morning.

I hear some mountain bikers say they have not been on the bike enough this summer.  What’s wrong with the fall?  You should be on the local trails now!  The mountain bike season has not ended and the trails are in the best shape ever!  The fall season in Tahoe and Truckee brings new wonder; it brings incredible colors leaping from the mountain bike trails, and the dirt you ride with those knobby tires sticking to the trails enabling you to ride faster than ever.  Are you starting think, “why am I not on my mountain bike!?”  Yeah, Tahoe Mountain Guides want you on the trail, too!

Fall colors and stream crossing with Tahoe Mountain Guides.

Fall colors and stream crossing with Tahoe Mountain Guides.

Tahoe Mountain Guides have been getting after the trails all season long.  We know the trails, we know the conditions, and we know what you will like.   Each mountain bike tour is fit to your ability level, and special care is taken to ensure your safe arrival with a smile.  Fall in Lake Tahoe also has some of the best biking weather.  Temperatures range in the mid to upper 60’s.  Make sure to bring a fleece if we ride into the sunset.   For more information or to book a mountain bike tour, don’t wait too long.  As soon as the snow falls, TMG will be off the bikes and strapped to our alpine and telemark skis.

Aspen shrouded trail and fall colors.

Aspen shrouded trail and fall colors.

Fall colors in Tahoe/Truckee will keep you looking up and not on the trail.

Fall colors in Tahoe/Truckee will keep you looking up and not on the trail.

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