The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a vision of following the Truckee River by foot or by bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake. The route will descend over 2000 feet in 116 miles, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads, plus some sections of new trail and bridges.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Map
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01/06/17: The Mustang Ranch to USA Parkway section of the trail is closed until further notice due to flooding.

The Fleish Road from Quilici Ranch to the suspension bridge will be closed again for utility construction starting in early September. So if you want to do the entire distance from Verdi to Floriston, plan to go before September!  After that you can start at Farad or Floriston and travel east to see all the new trail sections in California.

See current site specific conditions on the "Use the Trail" page for the section you are going to visit, as there are often temporary closures or repairs that may affect your ride.



01/06/17: The Mustang Ranch to USA Parkway section of the trail is closed until further notice due to flooding.


After being stuck at the Farad boulder field since September 2015, this key connecting trail segment  is now nearing completion, and you can go explore it by mid-August.  This short section of trail was VERY challenging, so be sure to stop and admire the rock work that went into it!  This connects the Bikeway all the way from Verdi to Floriston (12 miles) by trail!


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JANUARY 11, 2017: Annual Reno Kickoff Party

Wednesday January 11, 5-7 pm will be our annual Reno “Kickoff Party” at Wild River Grille. We’ll have cocktails, snacks, all the fun and talented people who run the Bikeway, and a slide show. If you bring your 2017 Century Circle donation with you, you get one free beer or wine. Easy parking is available near Court Street or in the courthouse parking lot (after 5pm).

January Training Session

Weekday lunch in late January (TBD) will be a training session for anyone who wants to tend the Bikeway exhibit booth during 2017. This is the second time we have provided training for outgoing types to represent the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway at venues such as Earth Day, Tour de Nez, and 6-8 other events during the year. For those who attended last year, it will be a refresher and update to what is new.

Email Janet if you would like to participate:


Trail Supporters


On June 16, the Bikeway had the great fortune to receive an endowment pledge from Ernest E. Tschannen of Orangevale, CA for $1,550,000 from his estate!  Ernest is a generous Swiss outdoorsman, who wants to see the Bikeway preserved for future generations. In recognition, you will soon see his name on new Bikeway trail signs.

The significance of his gift is huge, because the Bikeway cannot continue forever without permanent funding, which grants rarely provide.   Ernest’s pledge will provide at the time of his death a substantial start to an endowment fund to sustain the Bikeway.



Each year, we have over 100 donors who give $100 each or more. The money raised by the Century Circle giving campaign is used for trail planning and design, as well as modest administrative costs. If you want to join the donor list, click here.

Thanks to all who donated so far in 2016!

DO YOU HAVE A CORPORATE EMPLOYER WHO MATCHES YOUR DONATION?  Many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations dollar for dollar.  So be sure to ask (probably the HR department or community relations).  Thanks to Chevron and Haws Corp for their match donations!

If you would like to know about how to create a challenge grant (you match donations from smaller donors) or a bequest, please call us at 775-825-9868.

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