As the name suggests, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride provides breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding wilderness. Fit for cyclists of all ages and experience levels, every rider will have access to numerous rest stops and top-notch event support. You will quickly see how this iconic event has earned its title and why it has appealed to cyclists from across the country for the past three decades.
Choose Your Experience:
Most Beautiful: The 72-Mile Ride
The 72-mile America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. It includes a challenging 800-foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction. There are also many short rolling ascents and descents totaling over 4,024 vertical feet of elevation gain! The altitude ranges between 6,300 feet and 7,100 feet above sea level and the ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists, not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (please, no children on bike carriers or trailers) and must be experienced in riding roadways.
Most Mileage: Beautiful & Historic Century 100-Mile Ride
For the more conditioned bicyclist, a full 100-mile Century is offered adding an out-and-back on Highway 89/ Bike Trail to visit historic Truckee, California, before continuing around Lake Tahoe. This century option adds approximately 600 more vertical feet of elevation gain (4924 vertical feet).
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