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Norcalgeek69

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What’s your favorite gravel loop/ride in or near Truckee or Tahoe?
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hyp0xic

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The '06 to Fibreboard Freeway up to Brockway and down to Tahoe City provide endless trail variations and lots of vertical. Gravel road, paved (Fibreboard), and single track.

My favorite loop is '06 from Truckee to Fibreboard and up and over to Brockway Summit, then all the way down Fibreboard to Tahoe City coming out in Burton Creek State Park. Then back up to the '06 (a long climb) or bailout and ride the bike path and 89 from TC to Truckee.

There's options at the top to hop over into Northstar on the 700 or take Western States trail down to Alpine Meadows / bike path on 89. They're re-paving the bike path right now and will be awesome when done. Once they put the bike path from Squaw to Truckee that loop will be car-free and awesome. 


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hyp0xic

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Rode Henness Pass from Jackson Meadows to Nevada City yesterday - it used to be a favorite but the storms of the past 3 years have ravaged the road and is really rocky/bumpy and no longer fun w/o full suspension or at least front suspension.

All the gravel roads and single track in/around Tahoe Donner are great. Lots of looping options there, especially starting/finishing in Truckee. I've ridden my gravel bike on every trail in Tahoe Donner and there's not much there that you can't ride if you have the gearing for it. I ride a 38/11-42 and rarely have to hike the bike.


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Just north of Truckee is the site of the Lost and Found Gravel race. It starts at Lake Davis and has a great mix of surfaces. Many options to do shorter or longer loops. It is a beast to do the bigger course in race mode. Enjoy your stay.
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Norcalgeek69

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Rode Henness Pass from Jackson Meadows to Nevada City yesterday - it used to be a favorite but the storms of the past 3 years have ravaged the road and is really rocky/bumpy and no longer fun w/o full suspension or at least front suspension.

All the gravel roads and single track in/around Tahoe Donner are great. Lots of looping options there, especially starting/finishing in Truckee. I've ridden my gravel bike on every trail in Tahoe Donner and there's not much there that you can't ride if you have the gearing for it. I ride a 38/11-42 and rarely have to hike the bike.


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Norcalgeek69

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Thanks for this! I’ve been thinking about this ride! Sounds like suspension may be the way to go!
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Norcalgeek69

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I’ll check it out now that the temps are perfect!!
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