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.

Bikeway Sections
Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Map
tahoe pyramid bikeway map


* * * * * Fleish Bridge * * * *
Please Please don’t ride or hike on Fleish Road from Quilici Ranch to the Fleish Bridge. This section is closed for construction. If you ride or hike, this will jeapordize our ability to cross utility land in the future. Please respect all signs and stay off Fleish Road until further notice.

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.

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  • The section of Bikeway continuing upriver beyond Fleish Bridge is completed and open. Thanks to all who came out and helped build this section of the trail. 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 1 mile walk upstream on the new trail.

  • The Boy Scouts did a great job finishing the soil at Mustang, so the sand pit at mile 1.5 isn't the obstacle it used to be.
  • Events/Updates

    Join Us for Two October Bike Rides!

    October 5, Sunday
    We will leave at 9:30 am from the Mustang Trailhead to ride east 7-9 miles along the river, passing through beautiful river landscapes restored by The Nature Conservancy, with refreshments at Tracy Power Plant provided by NV Energy. This is a flat ride, with a combination of dirt road and single track. Riders continuing east beyond Tracy will see the newly opened 102 Ranch trail.

    October 18, Saturday

    This ride will be our 10th annual “Ride the Rez” adventure. We will depart from Natchez School in Wadsworth at 9:00 and offer three options:
    • a 14-mile round trip to Numana Hatchery snack stop and back;
    • a one-way 23-mile ride to Pyramid Lake with return transportation provided for Century Circle donors;
    • a challenging round trip ride to Pyramid Lake and back—suggested for strong riders only.

    Please allow one hour to drive to Wadsworth, stop at the convenience store at Exit 43 to buy a Tribal permit, and continue one mile to the school parking area and start point (or get your permit online). Due to logistics and possible late changes to these rides, please RSVP to or 825-9868.

    Trail Supporters

    Join Our Century Circle
    Century Circle By joining this visionary group, you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are increasing the prospects of the Bikeway being finished in your lifetime. Learn More

    Thanks to "Century Circle" Donors!

    We have over 100 donors who have given $100 each or more through the first half of the year- click here for the list. 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 have donated this year!

    • The Bikeway has been recommended for a $350,000 Recreation Trails Grant in California, which would extend the trail 2 more miles upstream in 2015.

    See the article from the June, 2014 Community Foundation newsletter, regarding Community Champion Janet Phillips!.

    See the great editorial from January 21, 2014 regarding the bikeway and it's potential impact on the region.


    Bikeway Wins EPA Regional Recognition

    In December, the Bikeway was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for environmental excellence in Region 9 (all the western states). We were one of only 8 such awards, and the only one in Nevada. Thanks go to Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for nominating the Bikeway. This is the third national-level award the Bikeway has received in 2 years! Previously, The Coalition for Recreational Trails awarded us its highest designation for long-distance trails, and in 2013 the Federal Highway Administration selected us for Excellence in Non-motorized Transportation. Also, see American Trails June 2013 article here.