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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TPB IN THE NEWS
& AROUND THE WEB

On RGJ: "What's Ahead for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway?"


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 VIDEOS

TRAIL CONDITIONS

 

FLOOD-RELATED CLOSURES & EFFECTS

:: Mustang Ranch to USA Parkway section of the trail is closed until further notice due to flooding.

:: The trail near Floriston has rockfall and deep mud until spring.

TRAIL NEAR FARAD IS OPEN!

After being stuck at the Farad boulder field since September 2015, this key connecting trail segment is now completed, and you can go explore it. 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.

TRAIL FROM VERDI TO FLEISCH BRIDGE CLOSED

This section of trail remains closed for TMWA construction. Estimated re-opening in April 2017.

OTHER AREAS

Other areas with debris and/or floodwater are the south end of reservation near Wadsworth, and Nature Conservancy lands from Mustand to Tracy. If you see or hear about any other damage on the trail, please let us know.



Events

UPCOMING EVENTS


April 5, 2017 — 5-7pm
Truckee Kickoff Meeting

Our sixth annual get-together includes no-host cocktails plus a slide show of latest Bikeway news, especially 2017-18 plans to finish the connection between Truckee and Reno. We’ll be at Moody’s Restaurant (banquet room) and if you bring your 2017 Century Circle gift ($100 or more) we’ll buy you a beer or wine.

May 7, 2017 — Time TBA
11th Annual "Cookie Ride"

As in 2016, each club/shop/team/friends organizes their own departure time and place, intending to arrive at Crystal Peak Park in Verdi from 11 am to noon for home-made cookies. We need 10 cookie bakers and a cookie coordinator. Email us if you would like to volunteer!

 

Our Supporters

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2017 Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Bike-a-Thon!

Beginner through experienced riders rode 97 hours in 15 classes for approximately 1,940 total miles throughout the day! They were led in each class by Great Basin Bicycle's Rich Staley (201 miles) or Cat Gardella (100 miles). Non-riders brought food, cheered on riders, and shared information about the Bikeway with many visitors to the bike shop. Enthusiastic supporters who heard about the event stopped by just to donate. It was really a fun day!

The bike-a-thon raised just over $1200 for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway. This exceeded our original maximum expected donations! More importantly, this event increased awareness of the Bikeway to cyclists and the general community. None of this would have been possible without the generosity and partnership of Great Basin Bicycles​ and volunteers from Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway. Thank you!

MEET ERNEST E. TSCHANNEN - OUR NEW BENEFACTOR!

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.

THANK YOU ERNEST!!!

 

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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