Tahoe Bike Race (or Ride)
The classic 72 miler, plus
the 35 miler
Sunday September 28, 2014
Very Important Note:
The Lake Tahoe Marathon Events are now split off from this weekend.
And as a result a new emphasis will be placed on creating a 3-day Bike Event.
As an example:
A Hill Climb is being planned for Friday or Saturday Sept 26-27th
and a Criterion around the casino core is being planned for Saturday Sept 27.
And the 72 & 35 mile events will be moved to Sunday
More information as
approvals and sponsorships are gained.
Register for the Bike Event
7 a.m. start for the 72 miler
- Zephyr Cove
About 8:30 a.m. for the 35 milers - Tahoe City
The Great Lake Tahoe Bike
Race Video 2012
2006 Peloton coming out of Sand Harbor
After registration closes on line,
location for late registration will be announced
as of March 3, 2014
The Four 2011 72 Mile Winners
L to R: Michael Larsen 40+ winner: Justin Rossi- Champion, Amy
Thornquist- Open, Tawnie McDonald- 40+
Deb Howard & Company and crew will man the 3 aid stations
The General Outline
(always subject to improvement &
The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Race around the lake
will start from the Horizon Resort Casino.
Pick up your timing chip and shirt before or after
Your timing chip will be worn on the front of your
You will wear a number on the back of your helmet.
You will have a number on your saddle bar as well.
This 72 mile event is designed to let you see how fast
you can go around Lake Tahoe.
All finisher receive a finisher medal and an event
You will receive handsome achievement awards for
riding under 3 hours, 3:30 and 4 hours .
And a license plate frame for each time
achievement up to under 5 hours.
And you are also competing against the field for
a 5 deep purse up to a $500.
We have a $500 bounty to award the person who
establishes a new overall course record.
Legend has it that Greg Lemond did it in 3:15 as
a high school student while growing up in Reno.
The latest Lake Tahoe record was set by Jesse Miller-Smith in 2010 with a time of:
2:50:21.9. How low can it go??
How low can you go??
See the overall 5 deep purse structure elsewhere
on this page.
The first 9 miles is through about 25 stop lights
with a police escort for the lead Peloton.
Any one may ride but we do have a 6 hour time
(7am to 1pm) limit for timing purposes.
You may continue after 6 hours but timing may be
This is not on a closed course and you must obey
all traffic rules of the road.
Please ride single file up the hills to allow
traffic to proceed.
Again this is not a closed course.
Electronic Timing Chip
Pick up your number and timing chip Friday night
at the Horizon Hotel between 5 and 8 PM.
Late registration and helmet chip, number, and wind shirt distribution will be in the
There will be a orientation-question & answer session at 6 PM.
Ride Day Quick Details
All athletes -72 Mile riders should park at
the Horizon Resort Casino
The van & trailer and truck to Tahoe
City will leave just before the start of the 72 mile Ride.
If you need a ride to the Tahoe City 35 mile start line be in the van and have your bike
in the truck
72 Milers start at 7 AM sharp from the Horizon and ride clockwise around Lake Tahoe.
Awards begin at 10:30 AM at the Horizon
Each rider will be given a color sticker to put on the front
and back of his/her helmet.
This is to help you and the ride committee know which distance
you and your fellow riders are doing.
also have a double sided bike number plus an electronic timing chip to
attach to your helmet.
You will keep the timing chip and number after the race.
There will be
3 water bottle exchange areas:
drop your empty bottle at one of the aid stations and a volunteer
from Deb Howard Realty
will hand you a full sport bottle of water as you pass by.
The top of Vikingsholm parking lot.
Tahoe City 35 mile start line
East of the Fire Station.
on Lake Shore Drive
Shipping your bike to Lake Tahoe
In need be you can ship your bike to:
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150
They can have your bike put together and tuned for your
The rest of the story:
Need to shuttle you and your bike for a point to
Call Joe Santallo 530-318-9294
Joe has volunteered to take bikes from Zephyr Cove ride morning to the 35
mile start line in Tahoe City.
The 7 AM start at Zephyr Cove, NV
2003 Champion Christina Castelanelli (left) and 2004 Champion and
past record setting Jeff Schalk
at Sand Harbor
See Slide Show of 2006 Bike Rides
See 2008 Slide Show of Bike Event
Questions about Tahoe events: