Learn All The Details About Our Lake Tahoe Bike Rentals
Frequently Asked Questions
Well, we are called Incline Village for a reason! While the Inclines surely are small, and manageable. We have never had a customer regret getting our state-of-the-art pedal-assist electric bikes.
We recommend going for the full day. This way you can stop at all the sightseeing points along the way, spend some time down on the beach at Sand Harbor, Grab a bite to eat or a cocktail at Sand Harbor Beach’s restaurant, or many of the other spots in town.
Children of all ages can rent bikes, we have a variety of different types of kids bikes and equipment depending on the age. We require one adult 18 & older to accompany any minors.
While there is no required minimum, we recommend kids over 5’ or 13 years of age take electric bike. Younger kids ages 10-12 may enjoy them too if they are big enough and mature enough to control the speeds, for their own safety. All riders are required to wear a helmet while on an electric bike.
Not really, we recommend 300 lbs as the cap for the City bikes. It’s mostly about if you feel comfortable or not.
Included in your rental is the bike/ equipment, helmet, lock, map, and map route guidance by our team of local experts. Also included: breathtaking views of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, and memories to last a lifetime!
The weather fluctuates from May to Summer to October. In May, Early June, September and October- bring jeans, bring jackets/hats/gloves, but prepare to take them off and store them mid-morning until late afternoon. In July & August, a bathing suit, T-shirt, Shorts, and sunglasses is your best bet!
You begin and finsh at our shop located at the Hyatt Regency at 111 Country Club Drive.
Yes, pull a ticket and park in the big parking lot to the right of the property if you are facing it. We can validate your parking for you when you return from your bike rental.
Store hours do vary during peak times, but generally we are open Daily from 830am-63pm.
Yes! If you book online/ make a reservation in our shop in advance, you will be emailed a confirmation. That confirmation contains a link for you to fill out your waiver in advance.
Cancellations made more than 48 hours to reservation date & time are fully refunded. If a reservation date is changed from its original date, the changed reservation no longer qualifies for cancellations.
To find the trail, head towards Tunnel Creek Café and follow the paved road alongside it that heads up hill. Keep walking up that road through the forest service gate and past the “no parking” signs until the trail turns into dirt. Here, you can park your bike and hike the rest of the way up. When you get about a quarter of a mile up, you will see on your left a more vertical up hill climb. You can either hike up that way, or you can go around the dirt path for 1 mile to get up to the viewpoint. When you reach the top you will see a mound of rocks- Try to find the Monkey rock and that’s where you get nearly 180 degree views of the majestic lake Tahoe!
The Flume Trail Mountain Bike Ride is a moderately difficult one way 14 mile ride at 7000′ to 8000′ feet in elevation with over a 1000′ of climbing in the first four miles and 4.5 miles of single track. The Trail itself traverses above several steep sections, so those afraid of heights be forewarned. In this world, most spectacular vistas require traversing steep terrain. Shuttles can take riders to the top if they wish to only ride down.
Tahoe Rim Trail is one of the most beautiful mountain bike rides in the Lake Tahoe area. The beginning of this section of the Tahoe Rim Trail is at 8700′ above the Sheep Flats (a.k.a Tahoe Meadows) on the Mt. Rose Highway above Incline Village.
For morning starts we recommend you bring a wind shellThe first part of the trail from the trailhead parallels the highway and then descends through the meadows, over the bridge and briefly joins the Ophir Creek trail. Look for Rim trail signs directing you up and right onto the rim trail after a quarter mile.
For bikes rented after 4pm, we offer complimentary late return. As long as the bikes are located in our secured after-hours drop, there is no additional charge to keep them after closing. Bikes must be in the return in the morning when we open. For bikes rented after 430pm we charge (xxx) for after-hours drop. You can keep the bike, overnight, for a 24-hour rental duration. The 24-hour rental fee is (xx).
We do welcome walk-ins, however reservations are always recommended to ensure we have your bike type and size available and ready for you when you arrive. Electric bikes are our most popular, and in high-season will often sell out, so for those we would absolutely recommend booking in advance.
For all inquiries please contact our groups department.
Our groups department is ready to work with you to accommodate your group’s needs for a remarkable riding experience. We specialize in customizing group tours. Check out our customized group tour page for more info and to submit your request. Link to groups questionnaire
We open seasonally from May 1st- October 31st. You can make a reservation for bike rental during that time by visiting us at bigbluebikerentals.com
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