Galena Fest 2009 is bringing competitive mountain biking to the hills of Reno Tahoe on Sept. 27, taking advantage of one of the region’s best-kept secrets – the Galena Creek Regional Park – and giving enthusiast’s another reason to visit the region.
The race takes place 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with tons of events for mountain bikers of every age and skill level, and plenty of fun for spectators. Read More
One of the great outdoor diversions in Reno Tahoe is mountain biking. From the hills of Peavine in Reno, to the fabulous Tahoe Rim Trail that circles “Big Blue,” there are hundreds of miles of single track that appeals to everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. One of the region’s most famous routes is the Flume Trail, connecting Spooner summit at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore to the Rim Trail.
The ride takes cyclists up a steep climb past Marlette Lake at the crest and then on a lengthy tour high above Tahoe on a moderate singletrack route. Overall, the trail offers boundless scenery without requiring too much exertion – perfect for moderately skilled, moderately fit riders. Here is a good snapshot (via Mike Henderson and iamindisposed.com) of what to expect on Lake Tahoe’s Flume Trail ride: