Great Gravel Ride: August 3rd, 2024

Great Gravel Ride - Lake Tahoe

This cool, new event will start and finish at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area (Tahoe XC) in Tahoe City, CA. Participants can choose a 15 mile (1 lap) or 30 mile (2 laps) course. Riders will see stunning views of Lake Tahoe and pedal rolling terrain throughout. This ride is sure to please your senses and challenge your legs and heart. There will be a refuel and aid station on the course, a fantastic after-party, and a raffle with great prizes. While the ride is untimed, if you use Strava, we will have 3 Strava sections to test yourself: an Uphill, a Downhill, and a Rolling section. Your registration donation includes 10 raffle tickets (you can purchase more), great food from MogRog catering, and refreshing beverages at the end. All proceeds benefit our Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association’s Youth Programs.

Course Details

map of the great gravel ride

Course Details: The course departs from the trailhead at Tahoe XC and heads Northwest. Folding in on itself several times, the route meanders through rolling terrain, beautiful meadows, and forested hills. There are a couple of challenging, yet short uphills and a mix of pavement, double track, and a fair amount of single track throughout the course that’ll keep the psych level high. Each lap is almost exactly 15 miles in length, and riders will occasionally catch great views of Lake Tahoe.

Level: All abilities are welcome!

Distance: 15 miles (1 lap) or 30 miles (2 laps)

Strava: View Course

Bike Specifics: This course would be best tackled with a gravel bike with 40c + tires, or a hardtail mountain bike. Pedal assist bikes are not allowed.

Cost: $125/adults, $75/juniors (under 19)

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00-9:00am: Rolling start
  • 11:00am: Food, Beverages, and Music Begins
  • 1:00pm: Raffle
  • 3:00pm: Course closes

This race is a major fundraiser for TCCSEA
All proceeds will benefit Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association and specifically its support of the North Tahoe High School and Middle School Cross Country Ski Teams

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Thank you to our sponsor!

The Great Gravel Ride-Lake Tahoe is sponsored by the North Tahoe Chamber and funded by the TOT-TBID Dollars At Work program. The North Tahoe Chamber reinvests funds generated by local businesses to support community vitality, environmental stewardship and economic health in North Lake Tahoe. Visit to learn more.