It's called "America's Most Beautiful Ride" for a reason!
72 miles, 3800 feet climb, 6500 feet altitude
Cross-posted with NorCal Bicycle Camping and Touring and Berkeley Bicycle Meetup
I'm choosing Labor Day Weekend so people don't have to take off from work. This is the best weekend for accommodation selection and availability at the moment.
The beautiful Zephyr train to Truckee does NOT allow bikes AT ALL, boxed or not, but there are enough drivers who are willing to bring up the bikes and camping gear.
I'm hoping for a few people to join me for a one-way train trip, currently 43.00, 38.70 with AAA discount, and a ride back with the drivers on Monday.
If we don't have at least 2 "trainsters" or enough drivers, we will all carpool.
Sat: 9 AM Emeryville Zephyr to Truckee, currently 43.00. Arrive 2:30 PM Meet the drivers and drive to Tahoe City motel or campsite. There are 2 campsites in Tahoe City, subject to availability.
Hike Eagle Creek Falls @ 2.5 miles RT to the lake.
Dinner together Tahoe City at Hacienda del Lago, Lakefront Mexican.
Sun: Ride 72 miles around Lake Tahoe. Dinner together in Tahoe City or camp BBQ (there's a Safeway in Tahoe City)
Mon: Breakfast on your own. Optional pre-departure ride along Truckee River. Trainsters and all carpool back home.
2 day minimum! Please book your own room or coordinate with someone to share an accommodation.
http://www.mothernaturesinn.com [masked] per person, double occupancy, includes tax) I know this adorable inn and have reserved two Double Bed rooms and one King. There are more Kings and Queens available. 1 week cancellation policy. I have reserved a two bed, two person room for myself, but you can change over the other rooms to your credit card, under Dalton.
Closest camping options:
William Kent Campground (530)[masked] (2 miles away)
Tahoe State Recreation Area (530)[masked] (in town)
It's important to note that this ride is at 6500 ft. but we'll have a day to acclimate.
Hydration and electrolyte replacement are very important! Helmets and spare tube required. You must have power bars, snacks, a bottle of water and a bottle of electrolytes at all times. We'll make plenty of stops as needed.
Please put in the comment section your preference for train or carpool and how many bikes/people you can take. We will consolidate the cars once we know how many we have.