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.

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GREAT NEWS! Thanks to volunteers and our great contractor, the trail is open all 11 miles from Floriston to Verdi just in time for summer riding! See trail conditions section for more trail-related updates.

The Bikeway's own Janet Philips received the 2017 Trail Champion award from California Trails & Greenways Foundation. The award recognizes outstanding volunteer effort in making trails happen in California. Way to go, Janet!

USA TODAY names Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway one of the 15 best free things to do in Nevada!

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.





The trail near Floriston is now clear of flood debris and open, as is the section between Verdi and Fleisch Bridge previously closed for construction. Happy riding!


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.


:: The trail is completely underwater near Tahoe City, as well as sections of the trail from Mustang to USA Parkway, Wadsworth, and the Reno-Sparks urban trail east of Lake Street.

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

:: Please use care near the river, especially with dogs! It's running deceptively fast and is very cold.


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.



May 7, 2017 — 11 AM
11th Annual "Cookie Ride"

Celebrating the anniversary of the Mogul-Verdi trail opening! Homemade cookies and lemonade will be served at Crystal Peak Park in Verdi at 11:00, with each bike club, running club, and others planning your own departure time and place. We serve only home baked cookies, and need 5 more bakers to make 3 dozen cookies each. To volunteer, email

May 13, 2017 — 9 AM to Noon
Annual Trail Work and Picnic Day

Volunteer help is needed for about a dozen sites between Verdi and Floriston for trail maintenance—both weed combat and flood repair. You can sign up individually or as a group by emailing Bill von Phul: Let us know if you have landscape tools and know-how. A crew leader will be in touch with site assignments. Work 9am-noon, then enjoy a hosted picnic in Verdi. No one under 18, please.


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!


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.



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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