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Our Favorite Tahoe Mountain Biking Trails

Our Favorite Tahoe Mountain Biking Trails

Mountain bike aficionados and historians can– and will –debate about whether their sport was invented on the slopes of Marin's Mt. Tamalpais or in the mountains surrounding Crested Butte, Colorado.

But no can argue that some of California's best mountain bike terrain–with iconic rides like the Flume Trail and superb lift-serviced park trails at Northstar–can be found in the Lake Tahoe region.

The following are five rides, ranging from mellow to gnarly, that give off-road cyclists a sense of what Tahoe has to offer.

Lake Tahoe is Officially Open for Summer

Lake Tahoe is Officially Open for Summer

No doubt, plenty of you will be heading to Tahoe this upcoming long weekend. If you're heading towards North Lake, you're in luck because the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe will be party central during Memorial Day weekend when the area conducts its annual summer kickoff extravaganza, Opening Day at the Lake.

Best Road Biking Trails in Lake Tahoe

tahoe road biking

Although outdoor recreation in the Lake Tahoe area is more synonymous with skiing and snowboarding in the winter and boating in the summer, the roadways that provide access to the basin are great for epic two-wheeled adventures. Here are five rides that are the perfect slice of what the region has to offer, starting with the most mellow and ending with a circumnavigation of Big Blue itself.

See the Solar Eclipse in Tahoe on Sunday

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse at a Tahoe Winery

The first annular eclipse to be seen in the western United States in 18 years will take place on Sunday, May 20, and Truckee River Winery is extending an invitation to help celebrate the occasion.

Take a Tour of the Quirky Thunderbird Lodge in Tahoe This Saturday

Take a Tour of the Quirky Thunderbird Lodge in Tahoe This Saturday

George Whittell Jr., the scion of two prominent and wealthy Gold Rush-era families, was known to San Franciscans of an earlier age for a number of eccentricities, such as collecting exotic animals and driving his open-air roadster around town with his pet lion, Bill, as his co-pilot.

Pampering Mom in Tahoe

Pampering Mom in Tahoe

Instead of a store-bought card and a handful of roses, why not treat Mom to some delightful comestibles and luxurious pampering this Sunday? And what better place to treat Mother on her day than along or near the shores of Lake Tahoe?

South Lake Tahoe Celebrates a Belated Earth Day

South Lake Tahoe

Earth Day may have come and gone, but South Lake Tahoe is still celebrating on Saturday, April 28, when the annual help-the-planet party sets up camp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bijou Community Park.

Tahoe's Truckee Earth Day Festival is the Place To Be This April

Tahoe's Truckee Earth Day Festival is the Place To Be This April

That annual environmental education event known as the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival sets up camp in the Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 21.

The celebration, which takes place from 11 am to 5 pm and is open to the public, is a community-sponsored event that gives participants an opportunity to learn about recycling and composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health and reducing ecological footprints.

Score Free Time at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (We Do Mean Free)

Score Free time at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (and We Do Mean Free)

Thinking about a Tahoe getaway and already wishing you could stay longer? Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is making it oh-so-easy to stretch your budget.

They’re adding a free night to multi-night stays, plus free daily breakfast for two. And there are so many more reasons to check in at the Hyatt. Here's a partial checklist:

- Three restaurants, including Lone Eagle Grille, a foodie favorite right on the 500-foot-long private resort beach (the only one at the lake)

Film Festival Coming to Squaw Valley for Earth Day Celebration

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day is coming up in a couple of weeks (Sunday, April 22) and a great way to get a head start on the annual celebration is to head over to Squaw Valley next week and take in the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

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