Tahoe Triple Crown

Join us Saturday, July 25th and pedal 30 miles through the best trails and finish at Tahoe Paradise Park, on the shores of Lake Baron.
The Ride

The festival’s signature ride starts Saturday with the Triple Crown Route, covering 30 miles with 5000+ feet of elevation gain. Riders should arrive at Tahoe Paradise Park at 7:00am to register for the ride. The ride will kick off as soon as you want to roll out, no mass start.  Pedal through the finish to Tahoe Paradise Park at Lake Baron, where there will be live music, local food and cold brews waiting for you.

The Route
    • Start at Tahoe Paradise Park, 1011 East San Bernardino Avenue in Meyers, CA
    • Ride up Highway 50 toward Echo Summit for ½ mile
    • Turn left on South Upper Truckee Road, continue on the road for 4 miles until you get to the trailhead for the bottom of Christmas Valley Trail (aka Lake Valley). The Triple Crown begins at this trailhead.
    • Ride up Christmas Valley Trail for 4 miles until you get to the intersection of the Tahoe Rim Trail, turn left here and continue on toward Big Meadow
    • At approximately mile 11 you will cross Highway 89 and ride through the parking lot where there is bathroom if needed. Continue on the Tahoe Rim Trail and pedal up to the top of Toad’s (aka Saxon Creek)
    • At approximately mile 15 you will be at the top of Toad’s, here you take a left and veer off the Tahoe Rim Trail entering upper Toad’s and the famed rock gardens
    • At the bottom of Toad’s (mile 22) you will meet up with the paved Forest Service Road, Fountain Place. Pedal up Fountain Place Road to the top of Armstrong Connector Trail (mile 25.5)
    • Haul down Armstrong Connector to Corral Trail – take your pick between riding upper Corral or Sidewinder the meet back up on Lower Corral and air out on the new TAMBA built jumps and berms
  • At the bottom of Corral ride Powerline dirt road back to Fountain Place Road, cut back over to the bottom of Toads and ride the neighborhood trails through Zapotec Dr and out behind Wattabike.  Give the guys at Wattabike a high-five as you pass by, and then continue on back to Tahoe Paradise Park to partake in the Festival!