Truckee Mountain Biking is great family fun and terrific exercise!
Biking can be done on:
This page will cover the Truckee Mountain Biking on Dirt Trails and Mountain Biking Parks in the Truckee area! Additional information will be added as I run into it.
Looking at the list of the Truckee Sporting Good Stores, the following places are the best bets for Bike Gear or Bike Rentals in Truckee:
Check out Northstar's summer trail's report for all the details on what trails are open and the difficulty level of each trail! Some trails can also be used for hiking.
Here are a couple of video's from Northstar:
1) Northstar-At-Tahoe offers lift access mountain biking for all ages and abilities. Rentals and mountain tours are available.
2) Livewire is Northstar Resort's signature trail featuring lots of smooth jumps and berms with a full irrigation system that keeps the dust down and makes the dirt nice and tacky.
3) Riding like a Girl at Northstar's Mountain Bike Course:
Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park - 2014 Opening Day TBA.
The Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park is accessible via Chairlifts 1 and 2 on weekends. The network of roads and single track lead you through spectacular terrain high in the Sierra. Advanced riders looking for a challenging cross country ride should check out the Sentinels Trail, intermediate riders should try the Robey Wolfe trail.
Here is a list of the Truckee Dirt Trails where you can have a great ride! (includes some Lake Tahoe Trails - additional details/maps will be provided on each trail):
In the Truckee and Lake Tahoe area, anytime you venture outdoors, it is best to be safe, and be prepared for the unexpected!
For a great, ready made Emergency Kit, perfect for camping, backpacking, and biking, check out the survival kits from Wise Foods. They make Freeze Dried/Dehydrated Outdoor Food perfect for Backpacking with a 7 year shelf life, and their survival kits include many of the emergency preparedness supplies that you will need.