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Going to be camping at Emerald bay next week Tues-Friday for a family reunion but many of us ride so looking for a variety of rides.

Some flatter easier stuff for the 12-14 year old set (+me towing my 5 year old on a trail-a-bike).
Some longer, 10-12 mile, intermediate type stuff for the 16-18 year olds (+ some not so advanced, maybe kinda outta shape adults)
And at least one or two 20-30 mile more techinical, more advanced rides for my brother and me.

I'm currently running 2.3 ContiVert Pros that are starting to show some wear or I have a new pair of IRC 2.25 Back Country's. Which tires to run?

Thanks.
 

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Flat easy stuff: There are some paved and unpaved trails to ride with the kids just down the road at camp richardson.

Intermediate: Powerline, right in the middle of SLT. Head directly up ski run blvd and take a right at the 'T' junction at the top of that bastard of a hill. At the end of that street is the trailhead. Several trails but they all go the same direction. Some short climbs but only one hill that the out of shape people will have to walk. Not much scenery but its a pretty mellow ride. Here is a better description: http://www.tahoeadventuresports.com/mbikeindex/south/powerline.htm

Ride for you: If you don't mind an out and back I'd do the rim trail from kingsbury grade to spooner and back. 26 miles total, first half moderate climbs with some technical spots. Second half is downhill. The bench in the middle has some of the best views of the lake anywhere. Description here:

http://www.tahoeadventuresports.com/mbikeindex/east/kingsburyspooner.htm

Actually this site with descriptions is pretty on with its advice so check it out:

http://www.tahoeadventuresports.com/mbikeindex/mbikehome.htm

As for your tires, its sandy and rocky here so choose accordingly.

KRob said:
Going to be camping at Emerald bay next week Tues-Friday for a family reunion but many of us ride so looking for a variety of rides.

Some flatter easier stuff for the 12-14 year old set (+me towing my 5 year old on a trail-a-bike).
Some longer, 10-12 mile, intermediate type stuff for the 16-18 year olds (+ some not so advanced, maybe kinda outta shape adults)
And at least one or two 20-30 mile more techinical, more advanced rides for my brother and me.

I'm currently running 2.3 ContiVert Pros that are starting to show some wear or I have a new pair of IRC 2.25 Back Country's. Which tires to run?

Thanks.
 

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Another for you

Although a fairly easy trail the Flume should be done at least once, just for the scenery. But do the Rim Trail from Mt. Rose, Red House Flume, Rim Trail switchback section, Flume and back to Spooner Lake, and you get a great 30 miler. Nothing terribly technical. But this ride should be done on an even weekday. Rim Trail is open to bikes only on weekdays and Flume is a zoo on weekends. See: http://arnica.csustan.edu/mtbike/Tahoe_5/index.htm
And book the shuttle in advance just in case: http://www.theflumetrail.com/

As for tires, both rocks and sand, so I do nothing special.
 

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For you & your bro - I'd go hit Hole in the ground. Run it Counter-Clockwise too.
Use your new tires too, you want traction.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. The Tahoe Adventure Sports site was a lot of help. Great suggestion on rides.

Anyone know how to make my computer/printer print the whole map? It just prints one page worth, even if the map is longer than that.
 
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