Prepare to have an epic day of mountain biking on the popular Flume Trail by gearing up at Flume Trail Bikes in North Lake Tahoe. Situated next door to the Tunnel Creek Café in Incline Village, Flume Trail Bikes is the perfect one-stop-shop before you hit the trail. Gear up, then fuel up before a day of epic riding and hiking along the newly unveiled East Shore Trail, or the world-renowned Lake Tahoe Flume Trail—a ride at the top of every mountain biker’s list.

Gear up, fuel up, and get ready to ride.

Both Flume Trail Bikes and Tunnel Creek Café are owned and operated by Max Jones and Patti McMullan. Jones is a two-time National Mountain Bike Champion and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member. Their passions for hiking and biking led them to begin the original shuttle service for the Flume Trail, operating since 2000, and open Flume Trail Bikes and Tunnel Creek Cafe in the area. 

Flume Trail Shuttle

Flume Trail Bikes also offers the Flume Trail shuttle service. During the warmer months of the cycling season, the shuttle takes riders to Spooner Lake for access to the Flume Trail, as well as to the Tahoe Rim Trail. Flume Trail Bikes is conveniently located at the end of the ride, where you park your car in Incline Village behind the Tunnel Creek Cafe. 

Know Before You Go

Bike path purchases, mountain bike rentals, and shuttle reservations can all be purchased by following the booking link on the mountain bike rentals page. If shuttle services appear full or you encounter difficulties with booking, contact Flume Trail Bikes at (775) 298-2501 with questions or inquire about reserved shuttle space and private shuttle bookings. 

90 new parking spots with direct access to the East Shore Trail and Lake Tahoe Flume Trail are available along State Route 28 near Flume Trail Bikes. Self-paid parking is required, with most proceeds going toward trail maintenance. 


Because of snow and frozen conditions, bike rentals and shuttle services open in April or May, once enough snow has melted to make the Flume Trail accessible. The Tahoe Rim Trail shuttle service normally begins to operate in June. Services close for the winter around November each year. During the operating season, the first shuttle to Spooner Lake for the Flume Trail leaves at 8:30 every day of the week, followed by trips at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM.