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Special Announcements

Weekend in Reno - Tahoe

Friday June 10th to Monday June 13th

Hosts:  Joe Bernhardt & Miguel Perea


phone:   (949) 439-8225

As many of you know, several OCW members have moved out of state to the Reno/Sparks area in Northern Nevada including myself and former OCW president, Miguel Perea.  Both of us have joined the Procrastinating Pedalers cycle club in Reno and have experienced numerous spectacular rides with the Pedalers.  Some of our finest rides are in the North Lake Tahoe area which is only a 1-hour drive from Reno.  As a result, Miguel and I would love to share the experience of some of these wonderful rides with all of you. We are planning to play host to all interested OCW members four outstanding rides in the Reno/Tahoe area from Friday, June 10th to Monday, June 13. You will need to make your own hotel reservations and I suggest staying either in Reno or North Lake Tahoe. Reno has numerous major casinos as well as the usual hotel/motel chains. Tahoe is definitely more expensive but a great place to stay. Please note most of our rides will originate in Truckee which is 45 minutes from Reno and about the same time away from South Lake Tahoe.

Come up and join us even if you can only ride one or two days and want to do some sightseeing while you are up here. 

If you want more details, have questions or plan to come up, please contact me at my email, (I used to own an airplane) or call me on my cell (949) 439-8225.  These rides will also be open to members of the Pedalers so you can expect to meet some great new people.  Miguel and I are excited to share this beautiful area with you and we hope you can join us.

The rides we plan to offer include:

Boca Reservoir to Palisades Tahoe Ski area (formerly known as Squaw Valley.)

This is a great ride that includes riding 10 miles along a beautiful bike path next to the Truckee River, passing through Truckee, and riding on highway 89 next to the Truckee River. 42 miles in length with 2100 ft of climbing. Only one steep climb at the start of the ride.

The Tahoe Triangle:

Truckee to Tahoe City, then ride on Lake Blvd with great views of Tahoe to Kings Beach. We then turn north back towards Truckee up highway 267 passing the Northstar ski area and riding through the Martis Creek Wildlife area finishing in Truckee. 37 miles and 2100 ft of climbing.

Truckee to Donner Pass and Beyond: 

We ride through Donner State Park on our way to epic views on top of Donner Pass. We continue onto Serene Lakes where we will begin our return back over Donner Pass and Lake. An absolutely beautiful ride. 31 miles and 2500 ft of climbing.

Reno to Virginia City then on to Carson City:

Our longest ride takes us up Geiger Grade to a national historic landmark, Virginia City, once the heart of silver mining in Nevada.  This is a fun place to visit but we won’t linger there as we need to keep moving back down the hill to Carson City, the capitol of Nevada.  We will stop at LA Bakery for nourishment then head back on old highway 395 taking a short detour on Franktown Road where Greg Lemond lived and started his cycling career with the Reno Wheelmen, finishing in South Reno. This ride can be modified for those who want a shorter ride to turn around at Virginia City then return back down Geiger Grade.