lake tahoe in winter?

I’m going to Lake Tahoe this november (12th/13th/14th), for a friend’s wedding. Now I know there’s good riding there in the summer, but does anyone know if it’ll be rideable in november. I don’t mind a bit of snow or ice or cold, but I know some places either don’t allow riding in winter, or are just too exposed and cold to be sensible.

I’m probably going to be staying in Incline Village as that’s where the wedding is. From looking on the web, it looks like the two big trails nearby are the Flume trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail. Any idea if I can ride these in winter and if I’d want to? Northstar and the other bike park nearby are both closed for the winter by this point. Also, I’m quite likely going to not have a car, so would rather ride somewhere right nearby. I know I can only ride Tahoe Rim on the friday or Sunday, as it’s off limits to cycles on odd days of the month.

Secondly, does anyone else in the area fancy meeting up for a ride that weekend, either the Friday or the Sunday, or possibly the Saturday starting early in the day.

Joe

I live in Reno(on the other side of the hill) and if your in Tahoe(on the lake) it’ll be very very VERY cold. I wouldn’t be suprised if it snowed several times in your short stay. It’ll definetly be rideable that time of year, as long as you wear a jacket and a hat. Incline village is really nice too, so you’ll love it. Uhhh, as far as the Flume and Ridge trails go, I’m not quite sure if youd want to ride them, but if you take a 20 minute drive to reno There is more than enough Muni and Trials to keep a man happy for well over 3 days(or 3 years for that matter). But since you won’t have a car, Maybe we could make an arrangement for me to pick you up and go riding and such I would be more than happy to give you a ride around, on the 13th and 14th. I’ll call gabe too and see if he’s interested and my friend Sean will be more than happy also. Email me Catboy’s Mail . and we can make further arrange ments as to time and places and such.

Hey Catboy, I hope you and your friends can make it to MUni Weekend. We really should connect. I’m interested in Reno area trails as well. When I go up there with my wife and her friends, it would be nice to have an alternative activity to hanging around in a smokey casino!

Meanwhile, Tahoe in November will be a crap shoot. Tell you friends to get married two months earlier, then sneak out to MUni Weekend. Most likely there will probably be snow already, which makes the trails hard to find and would make the Flume Trail particularly dangerous. If you can get down to Reno it’s probably a much better bet.

Also, if you contact me at the email address below, I’ll hook you up with Lloyd Johnson. If he’s available that weekend, he might be able to pick you up and bring you to a trail or two.

Re: lake tahoe in winter?

“Catboy” <Catboy@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> writes:

> I live in Reno(on the other side of the hill) and if your in Tahoe(on
> the lake) it’ll be very very VERY cold.

According to wunderground.com, the average high that time of year is
49 degrees and only 1 in 5 days is cloudy. Chances of being able to
ride in T-shirt and shorts are pretty high. But never underestimate
the weather in mountainous areas. The worst would probably be high
winds driving sleet then turning cold. Brrrrrrr.

> It’ll definetly be rideable that time of year, as long as you wear a
> jacket and a hat.

Now that’s more sensible. I wear a ski helmet riding on really cold
days. Keeps me toasty warm.

Ken

Dont worry John i have already set away cali muni as a day not to miss.