***2018 Shuttle season should hopefully begin mid April***
Every ride should start with coffee and end with beer! Agreed? We can make that happen for you without even moving your car. Park at Over The Edge, come in and get a coffee, get on our shuttle, ride RIGHT BACK TO the shop, and enjoy high fives and a beer in our garden!
Our shuttle service allows you to ride right back to the shop on single track 99.99% of the way.
Here’s the scoop:
The Tahoe Rim Trail (“The TRT”) is a 165 mile piece of single track that circles the crest of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The TRT is almost entirely open to bikes. Along the east and south shores bikes are permitted without restriction or interruption. The quality of trail is world-class; amazing views, pristine, and remote.
There are several access points to The Rim Trail and also several trails branching descending off toward the lake or to The Genoa Bar. This makes for several amazing shuttle options. From all trailheads you can ride back to the shop on trail with less than 1 mile of pavement.
Our trail shuttle serves the various trailheads and options along the east and southern shore.
The following trailheads are our most often served shuttle destinations:
–Spooner Pass: $20 per person
Suggested Ride: Ride south along the Rim Trail to HWY 207. Cross HWY 207 and continue along The TRT and finish by descending Van Sickle Trail. **Shorter version descends Kingsbury Stinger.
Basic description: Awesome! Non-technical climb. Amazing vista mid-ride. Crazy fun finish.
Approximately: 20 miles Average ride time: 6 hours (**4 hours shorter version)
-Kingsbury Grade HWY 207 (Dagget Pass): $15 per person
Suggested Ride: Ride The TRT north from the east side of the highway. Non-technical climbing for 30ish minutes.
Option 1: Fun flowy decent to cross Kingsbury Grade lower down (Tahoe side). Climb up to top of Van-Sickle Trail. Ripping semi-techincal decent back to lake level, 5 minute street pedal back to shop.
Option 2: From top of first climb, descend to access newly rerouted Kingsbury Stinger and take it down to lake level. 10 mins street pedal back to shop. Less climbing and better suited for lesser experienced riders.
Basic Description: Frequent amazing Lake Tahoe views!! Mostly medium to low technical descending and climbing. All single-track with 1 mile of dirt road (Option 1).
Approximately: 16 miles with an average ride time of 3.5 hours
– OTE’s “Pass-2-Pints” Ride: $30 per person (Return Shuttle)
The ride: Choose one of the above shuttle options (Spooner Pass or Dagget Pass ) and ride The TRT to the top of Sierra Canyon Trail. Drop this for up to 12 miles of downhill to the back door of the oldest bar in Nevada! Have beers on their lawn and we will pick you up and bring you back to the shop! Sounds terrible…
Basic Description: Lots of killer views of Lake Tahoe along undulating single track with technical bits here and there. Long flow 2700′ decent into the Carson Valley below. Ends with a frosty pint…or four.
Approximately: 16-20 miles with an average ride time of 3.5 hours. We only offer ONE set pick up time of 4:00 at the Genoa Bar. Note: You must take the 10am shuttle to appreciate this ride and also be there by 4:00
-Kingsbury Grade HWY 207 (Stagecoach Lodge): $15 per person
Suggested Ride: Ride The TRT south towards Monument Pass. Either descend Monument Pass Trail or continue on to Star Lake, then descend Star Lake Trail. Both options take you to High Meadow. Then finish by descending Cold Creek Tr and ride Powerline Trail back to shop.
Basic Description: Climbing then traversing trail with technical bits. Rewarding finish at Star Lake, then a ripping descent!
Approximately: 15 miles w/ Star Lake Average ride time: 4 hours
–Luther Pass: $20 per person
Best access for Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
Suggested Ride 1: TRT climb to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Descend Toads to end at Fountain Place Rd. Add a lap on Corral Trail/Sidewinder or Armstrong Connector or both! Easy ride back to shop.
Basic Description: Tough start. Steep sections of technical climbing right off but not sustained with a few great vistas. Steep technical fast decent down Toads. Swoopy funs turns on the bottom half. Left wanting more? Pedal up Fountain Place and take rip down Corral Trail or Sidewinder or Armstrong Connector.
Suggested Ride 2: TRT climb up and past Toad’s. Continue up through more vistas and into Freel Meadows to a highpoint of 9420’. Descend to Artmstrong Pass, continue descending Armstrong Pass Trail, then Armstrong Connector, and then Corral Tr. o much descending your arches and calves will be on fire.
Basic Description: Bit more climbing up above tree line on the TRT. Looooooooooong varied decent down some of Tahoe bests single track.
Approximately: 10 miles (Toads option) 16 miles (Armstrong option) Average ride time: 3-5 hours
–Tahoe Meadows: $50 per person
Our biggest shuttle option available- i.e. your going to be on your bike all day
Suggested Ride: From drop off at Tahoe Meadows, ride Tahoe Rim Trail all the way back to South Lake Tahoe. Finish ride into town with a decent of any of the trails dropping from the Tahoe Rim Trail south of the Kingsbury Stinger Trail. Note: Bikes are only allowed between Tahoe Meadows and Tunnel Creek road on even numbered days.
Approximately: 30+ miles, 6+ hours ,depending on decent option.
Hours and Such…
**All shuttles have a 2 person minimum. Solo riders will be asked to pay rate of 2.
The shuttle is available for service everyday from 10am-4pm. This is a charter service and destination is based on demand. For our administrative and staffing purposes we offer service on the hour, every hour. Sat-Sun advanced reservation required. SEASONAL CHANGES and CLOSURE: Post Oct 1st, please call for availability/schedule.
All shuttle are ran in a charter fashion. We will accommodate your needs and provide service to and from any location we are permitted to operate within. Please call for custom options.