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
tahoe pyramid bikeway map


The Bikeway has been recommended for a
$2 Million grant from the California State Parks to complete the last four miles of trail between Truckee and Reno. Expect completion of this last section (between Hirschdale and Floriston) in 2017 - 2018. Read more here

This grant must be supplemented by $300,000 from other sources, so our fundraising efforts aren't over yet. Click here to help us reach this final goal!

Read more here

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.


Trail Rockslides

People should avoid these hazard areas until repairs are done, hopefully by the end of April.

**At the old road opposite Floriston above the river.

**The single track trail west of Fleish suspension bridge.

  • The missing 2-mile trail from Farad to Fleish is 90% complete, but not quite connected on the upstream end. Look for a 2016 opening!

  • The section of Bikeway continuing upriver beyond Fleish Bridge is completed and open. You can reach the finished section by taking I-80 from Verdi upriver to Farad, then turning around and driving east 2.8 miles to a large parking area. From there it is a gentle 3 mile walk or ride upstream on the new trail.

  • The trail at McCarran Ranch has been re-routed by the Nature Conservancy, so keep a lookout for signs.
  • Events/Updates

    Learn more about the trail! View our new video



    Sunday May 1:  If you plan to join us at Crystal Peak Park in Verdi this Sunday for the annual homemade cookie event, please know THE TIME HAS BEEN SHIFTED TO AFTERNOON!!

    Select your own start time (but not before 1:00 pm) and place (but not Idlewild Park).  The cookie “buffet” will be open from 1:30 to 3:00.  If you are a Procrastinating Pedaler, they will be starting at 1:00 from Mayberry Park (near Patagonia).

    Cookie buffet will be at Crystal Peak Park from 1:30 - 2:30.

    This is for the safety of runners on the road, as well as cyclists.

    Please cooperate and do not ride to Verdi this Sunday morning.

    If you have never participated, this is an annual celebration of the May 2005 completion of Mogul-Verdi trail, which keeps road riders off Interstate 80!

    For mountain bikers or trail runners, you could start from Crystal Peak Park and go upriver and back as an alternative.

    Click here to download your personal log for completing the entire Bikeway with our new "Tour the Truckee" challenge


    Trail Supporters

    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 in 2015!

    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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