The 18th annual Tour de Tahoe returns Sunday

The Tour de Tahoe will see 1,500 bicyclists making the 72-mile tour around Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

The Tour de Tahoe will see 1,500 bicyclists making the 72-mile tour around Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

On Sunday, more than 1,500 bicycling enthusiasts from all over the country will participate in a 72-mile tour around Lake Tahoe.

“This would have been the 21st Annual Tour de Tahoe, but COVID in 2020 and the Caldor Fire in 2021 postponed the ride,” said Event Director Curtis Fong.

Tour de Tahoe is a fully supported fun ride with rest stops with food and beverages; and is staffed by volunteers from various nonprofits and professionally managed by experienced ride organizers.

Bicyclists will start 6:30-8:30 a.m. from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort in Stateline.

The 72-mile route circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe and offers over 4,027 vertical feet of climbing.

Bicyclists are expected to enter Douglas County at Spooner Junction and be on Highway 50 heading south 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists. It is not only one of the most scenic, it is also one of the only bi-state bike rides in the country with its route in both California and Nevada.

A lunch is featured at the Kings Beach Plaza co-sponsored by Port of Subs.

Wattabike Shop, Olympic Bike Shop, Village Bike & Ski, Shoreline Sports, Blue Zone Sports and others also provide technical support, with Crankin’ Time, Team Bike the West, and Flume Trail Bikes providing SAG Transport services.

Sponsoring rest stops include volunteers from Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Rite of Passage, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition and other volunteers including the Tahoe Amateur Radio Association providing communications with Barton Health Care, Douglas County and Carson City Search and Rescue providing medical support.

All bicyclists will receive a Lake Tahoe welcome packet, a commemorative number, event T-shirt, custom water bottle, wrist band, food and beverage at all rest stops, a lunch stop in Kings Beach, special finishers medal and after ride pool party and meal with live entertainment at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to ride and must be accompanied by an adult. More information is available at or by contacting tgft@bikethewest.comor 800-565-2704.


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