America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride
You are invited to participate in the 29th annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, a 72-mile cacophony of natural eye candy around Lake Tahoe. Spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and fully supported by experienced ride organizers makes this ride is a “must do” for any avid recreational bicyclist.
Nearly 3,000 cyclists from throughout the United States come to Lake Tahoe for the ride around the lake. For many—nearly 2,000 riders—they make the ride a personal challenge and commitment to their friends and loved ones who have been inflicted with the Leukemia/Lymphoma disease. Each passionate rider has raised at least $4,000 to be here and some have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund the research to discover a cure for these deadly diseases. This event is the largest fundraiser for Lymphoma/Leukemia Society in the nation.
Sponsored by Bike the West as a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. The ride includes a challenging 800-foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000 foot climb to Spooner Junction. There are also many short rolling ascents and descents totaling more than 4,024 vertical feet of elevation gain! The altitude ranges between 6,300 feet and 7,100 feet above sea level.
The ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists; not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (please, no children on bike carriers or trailers) and must be experienced in riding roadways.
America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride starts and finishes in “Parking Lot C” of the the New Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino(formerly Horizon Casino) on U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline, Nevada.
Click HERE to register, for a full schedule of events and for more information on America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride. To plan your trip to Lake Tahoe and the South Shore, please dial the South Tahoe Visitors Center at (775) 588-4591 or click Visit Tahoe South.