Touring Checklists - Biking in Lake Tahoe

The lists below are great checklists to use when packing for your next biking trip to Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe has some of the best mountain bike trails in the nation, so before you get on the road, do a quick check and make sure you have everything you need.
Bicycle Equipment
  1. Horn/Bell
  2. Rearview mirror
  3. Bungee cords or straps
  4. Rear pannier carrier
  5. Front pannier carrier
  6. Rear pannier bags
  7. Front pannier bags
  8. Handlebar bag
  9. Pump
  10. Lock and cable
  11. Toe clips
  12. Water bottles (1-3)
  13. Lights
  14. Reflectors
  1. Small screwdriver
  2. Pliers
  3. Tire irons (2 or 3)
  4. Spoke wrench
  5. Freewheel tool (to fit your freewheel)
  6. Six-inch crescent wrench
  7. Any special tools for your bike (Allen, Camoag, etc.)
  8. Spare tire
  9. Spare tube
  10. Tube patch kit
  11. Gear and brake cables (rear)
  12. Spokes (6) to fit your rim
  13. Bicycle grease
  14. Chain lube
  15. Nuts and bolts
Additional Equipment for Overnight Trips
  1. Tent with rainfly
  2. Sleeping bag
  3. Foam pad
  4. Food
  5. Stove and matches
  6. Fuel bottle and fuel
  7. Cooking pot
  8. Can opener
  9. Eating utensils
  10. Plate and cup

Things to Do Tahoe's Best Travel Info

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South Shore (CA)

Fantastically Fun Lake Tahoe Fishing Charters

Address: 900 Ski Run Blvd Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

All Summer Rafting close to Lake Tahoe!

Address: 10068 Hirschdale Rd. Truckee, CA 96161
North Shore (NV) / Incline & Crystal Bay
Teaching You To Ride Like A Champ! Open seasonally.
Address: P.O. Box 4267 Incline Village, NV 89450
First Aid Kit
  1. Bandaids
  2. Large gauge pads
  3. First aid cream
  4. Roll of gauze
  5. Lip balm
  6. Matches
  7. Soap
  8. Aspirin
  9. Tweezers
  10. 35 cents for phone call
  1. Cycling shorts (1-2 pair)
  2. 1 pair long pants
  3. 1 long-sleeve shirt
  4. 2 short-sleeve shirts
  5. 2-3 pairs underwear
  6. 2-3 pairs socks
  7. Wool sweater
  8. Rain gear
  9. Bathing suit
  10. Windbreaker
  11. Helmet
  12. Cycling shoes
  13. Spare shoes
  14. Cycling gloves
  15. Warm gloves or mittens
  16. Wool hat
  17. Towel
  18. Ditty bag/toilet articles
Miscellaneous Basics
  1. Sunglasses
  2. Pocket Knife
  3. Maps
  4. Extra food and water
  5. Flashlight
  6. First aid kit (see detailed list)
  7. Compass
  8. Clothing (enough to survive possible adverse conditions)
  9. Waterproof matches
  10. Fire starter
  11. Litter bag
  12. Hat
  13. Sun screen lotion
  14. Insect repellent
  15. Sewing kit
  16. Nylon cord (25 foot)
  17. Camera and film
  18. Toilet paper
  19. Bandanas
  20. Talcum powder (for saddle sores and flat tires)
  21. Rucksack (for camp use)
  22. High-energy snacks
Riding Tips
  1. Obey all road signs and traffic laws
  2. Don't ride at night without good headlights, taillights, and reflectors
  3. Keep brakes in good working condition
  4. Always signal your turns
  5. Always ride with the traffic, not against the traffic
  6. Give everyone the right of way at intersections, wait for your turn like a car
  7. Plan your route in advance and in detail
  8. Adjust your seat and handlebars for comfort and efficiency
  9. Travel light
  10. Ride single file
  11. Ride to the right side of the lane or or the shoulder

Restaurants Tahoe's Best Travel Info

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Cascades at Squaw Creek Offers Gourmet Breakfast And Dinner Buffets

Address: 400 Squaw Creek Road Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Squaw Valley

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Visit Mountain Pizzeria at Squaw Creek for Delicious Italian Cuisine
Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Squaw Valley

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Six Peaks Grille at Squaw Creek Is A Lake Tahoe Favorite for Fine Dining

Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146