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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay up to date with trail conditions from your friends at Tahoe Mountain Guides.
The sport of mountain biking can be intimidating at first: rocks to ride over, dirt trails, no cars, and a full suspension bike. But, Tahoe Mountain Guides take the worry out of mountain biking! If you are new to mountain biking, TMG will start you off on our Manzanita Mountain Bike Tour… a get to know the bike, type of terrain you may encounter while riding a mountain bike, and most importantly, to have fun.
The Manzanita Tour will begin on gentle fire road with minimal hill climbing and descents. Our exceptional guides at TMG will instruct you how to shift the bike, proper foot position and technique for climbing and descending the mtb trail, as well as when to sit or to get out of the saddle. Each and every rider will become comfortable on the dirt and gravel fire road before we ever venture on to single mountain bike trails.
When our guides access your riding ability, we will then exit the fire road and explore some lite single-track mountain bike trails. The pace is always yours and the views and landscape is always breathtaking. We will encourage you to look ahead, get familiar with your surroundings and enjoy the sport of mountain biking with a smile.
Please note: mountain biking may cause giddiness, extreme exhilaration, a smile, and cause you to make an entire new set of friends. If over 21, TMG suggest you finish a mountain bike ride with a beer and never consult your doctor.
Happy riding! The TMG Crew.