America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride
Sunday June 7, 2020 *Now Sept 13th, 2020
Bike the West and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society invite you to participate in the 29th annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring rides you will ever experience. Spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and fully supported by experienced ride organizers makes this ride is a ‘must do’ for any avid recreational bicyclist. Please check our equipment policy for restrictions or approval.
Ride For A Future Without Cancer with Team In Training
Join Team In Training (TNT) to line up at America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride while fundraising in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s goal of curing blood cancer and improving the lives of patients and their families. By joining the TNT community, you will embark on a journey that expands beyond crossing the finish line on ride day. Be part of a network of teammates, coaches and staff dedicated to helping you achieve your fundraising and training goals, and enhance your ride weekend with the new TNT event weekend experience including start line priority, private packet pickup, complimentary ride entry, pre-ride Team Rally & Dinner, and more! All teammates receive a TNT cycling jersey and access to an innovative training app connecting you to experienced coaches and teammates across the country.
As the largest charity endurance training program in the world, Team In Training has coached nearly 27,000 cyclists who have raised more than $105 million for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride over our 23 years of partnership.
Bike the West encourages all bicycling enthusiasts to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training Fundraising program... But, if you are not able to do so, you may still register to ride America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride as an individual participant and with your friends...
Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition - Bikeway 2020
Bike the West & America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride continues to promote the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, in conjunction with the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition. Dedicated to enhance bicycling safety, facilities and to promote the building and connecting existing bike lanes around Lake Tahoe and to develop an alternative non-motorized transportation corridor to help protect Lake Tahoe’s environment. $5 of your registration fee will be donated to fund the "Bike Safe Lake Tahoe" Bicycle Safety Campaign. If you enjoy riding your bike around Lake Tahoe, please help us to continue our work by joining and supporting this vision. Click on the Logo for information and membership.
Start - Finish: Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride will take place rain or shine. Event organizers have the right to delay the start time or alter the course options should possible inclement weather occur on ride day. Please continue to check this website for updates the week prior to the event.
America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride will Start and Finish in "Parking Lot C" of the the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe on Highway 50, Stateline, South Shore Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Bike the West is extremely pleased to be hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe as they have invested $60+ million in a complete renovation of the property. They will be offering an outstanding updated venue with a variety of restaurants, lounges, gaming and newly renovated accommodations. We are also pleased to stage our Americas Most Beautiful Bike Ride after ride party in the pool area of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Call 1-844-588-ROCK (7625) for reservations or visit their website at: Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe and ask for the America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride rates.
Book early and save with code: AMBBR20
Tier 1 Discount Rates for early booking by January 31, 2020
Tier 2 Discount Rate booked by February 29, 2020
Tier 3 Discount Rate must be booked by May 7, 2020 *Hard Rock Hotel will allow participants to store bicycles in their hotel rooms (some restrictions apply).
The 72-mile America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. It includes a challenging 800 foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000 foot climb to Spooner Junction. There are also many short rolling ascents and descents totaling over 4,024 vertical feet of elevation gain! The altitude ranges between 6,300 feet and 7,100 feet above sea level and the ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclist, not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (please, no children on bike carriers or trailers) and must be experienced in riding roadways.
Most Mileage - Beautiful & Historic Century
For the more conditioned bicyclist and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America’s "Team In Training" participants, a full 100-mile Century is offered adding an out and back on Highway 89/ Bike Trail to visit historic Truckee, California, before continuing around Lake Tahoe. This century option adds approximately 600 more vertical feet of elevation gain (4924 vertical feet).
Most Unique Scenic and Fun Ride for Recreational Bicyclists
We are pleased to bring back and offer our Boat Cruise - 35 Mile ride offering a shorter ride distance option... Enjoy a Continental Breakfast & Site-Seeing Cruise on the Tahoe Paradise, across the Lake, De-Boarding at Garwood's Pier in Carnelian Bay to ride the remaining 35 miles back to the Finish Line. (Limited to 65 bicyclists, only).
Fully Supported Ride Options:
Rest Stops with a great selection of food and beverage are offered overlooking Emerald Bay, Tahoe City, in Truckee (for Century riders), Kings Beach, a water stop at Half Spooner and at Spooner Junction. Drop bags will be provided at the first three rest stops if you chose to discard clothing. Please include your Pull-Tag Drop Bag Number from your Event Bib Number in your Drop Bag and write your name and number on the drop bag and leave with rest stop staff for them to return it to the finish. First Aid and Technical Support (Bike Mechanics) are stationed at rest stops and along the course. SAG is also provided to transport participants forward on the course and may be subject to delayed returns and final course sweep if one requires transport to the Finish.
Cut-off times are established at various points and at each rest stop where ride organizers reserve the right to ask "behind time" participants to sag forward.
A variety of non profit organizations manage and sponsor the Rest Stops and other services on the course to include members of: The Tahoe Amateur Radio Association, Sierra at Tahoe Education Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Rite of Passage, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, Tahoe Blue Riders Motorcycle Club, Barton Health / Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, Douglas County Search & Rescue and many others.
Check In - Bicycle Safety Check - Big Sale
America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride is limited to the first 3000 pre-registered riders. Please register now. Pre-registered rider check-in will take place from 12 noon until 8:00pm, Saturday, June 6, 2020, at TAHOE SPORTS LTD, located in the Village Shopping Center at Highway 50 & Heavenly Village Way, in South Lake Tahoe, two stop lights from the Start-Finish Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on the California side. All participants will be required to sign an accident and release of liability waiver upon check-in.
All pre-registered participants will receive an America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride Lake Tahoe Welcome Packet / NDOT Goodie Bag with offers and coupons as well as a custom event long sleeve T-Shirt, event Water bottle, event Helmet Sticker, Wrist Band and Event Number and more... Plus, A complimentary bicycle safety inspection is offered during this check-in period. Make sure you check out the great "America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride" Sale going on this weekend. Also, don't miss our Sponsors and Vendor Expo here and at the finish line on ride day.
Pre-registered rider check-in will reopen at 5:00am, on Sunday, June 7, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Parking Lot C. Late or Same Day Registration may be available, based on No Shows (Please review FAQ). Free parking is available in all other Lots as well as in the Parking Garage (Check your roof rack space). It is recommended that you enter the back parking lots from Lake Parkway (Norm Woods Blvd.) across from Edgewood Golf Resort.
All 100-mile Century riders have four 15-minute start windows from 6:00am to 7:00am.
All 72-mile riders have two 15-minute start windows from 7:00am to 7:30am. You must indicate your start time preference on your registration application, based on your ride option, or you will be assigned the earliest start window for your ride option.
All Boat Cruise 35-mile riders must start from 7:15am to 7:30am to ride to the Pier at Ski Run Marina and board the Tahoe Paradise by 7:45am with boat departing at 8:00am.
Road Closure: Northbound HWY 89, Emerald Bay Road:
Northbound Hwy. 89 - Emerald Bay Road will experience a 2 Hour Traffic Delay administered by the California Highway Patrol, just north of Camp Richardson Resort at Baldwin Beach Road. Vehicle Traffic and unregistered bicyclists will be stopped and delayed from accessing Northbound Hwy. 89 from 6:30am to 8:30am, the morning of the ride on Sunday, June 7, 2020. This road closure / delay will be enforced by the Eldorado County Sheriff's Department.
After Ride Pool Party
The ride features an After Ride Pool Party with a delicious meal and live band with Deep Fryed Mojo offered in the Finish Line at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool. This is included with your entry fees. Additional after-ride party meals are available to purchase for guests. You must present your Pull Tag Meal Ticket from your event number for entrance.
Event photos will also be available from Captivating Sports Photos who will take your pictures on the course. These photos will be FREE to download compliments of Bike the West. The link for download will be shared within a few days after the event. To keep informed on ride details, please "Like" our Bike the West Facebook Page for updates. Please remember to pick up your drop bag in the finish area if you leave clothing / items at rest stops. Please visit and enjoy shopping with our sponsors and vendors at the finish line expo.
AS A REMINDER:
YOUR SAFETY AND FUTURE OF THIS RIDE DEPENDS ON YOU
“ABIDE BY OUR RULES OF THE ROAD / RIDE”
“SHARE THE ROAD” MEANS VEHICLES SHARE THE ROAD WITH CYCLISTS AND CYCLISTS SHARE THE ROAD WITH VEHICLES
YOU MUST RIDE SINGLE FILE, WHEN AT ALL POSSIBLE, EXCEPT FOR PASSING
PASSING MANEUVERS MUST NOT EXCEED TWO ABREAST
PASSING PERMITTED ONLY TO THE LEFT AND AS A SAFETY COURTESY, PLEASE CALL OUT: “PASSING ON YOUR LEFT”
YOU MUST MOVE AS FAR TO THE RIGHT AS PRACTICABLE TO ALLOW FOLLOWING VEHICLES TO PASS
YOU MUST PULL OFF THE ROAD SURFACE AND STOP, IF NECESSARY TO ALLOW EMERGENCY VEHICLES TO PASS.
YOU MUST STOP AT STOP SIGNS AND STOP LIGHTS AND ALLOW PEDISTRIANS TO CROSS
YOU MUST MAKE PROPER HAND SIGNALS WHEN TURNING
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS OF VEHICLES TURNING ON TO THE COURSE FROM SIDE AND CROSS STREETS.
There are other Rules of our Ride that include wearing a helmet and no head phones and others for your safety that are not listed above. Please understand that registration and participation in this event does not entitle participants to violate the Rules of the Road / Ride, nor in ANY WAY allow for unsafe riding.
“SHARE THE ROAD & RIDE RESPONSIBLY”
“SHARE THE ROAD & RIDE RESPONSIBLY”
Rest Stops and services on course are reserved for registered AMBBR participants so please wear your AMBBR Bib number on your back and your AMBBR Wristband and your AMBBR Helmet Sticker to allow access to all services on the course.
Unregistered / Bandit riders are not welcomed at AMBBR Rest Stops or on course and will be refused services. We ask all participants “PLEASE RESPECT” Motorists and Local Commuters and Obey all Rules of the Road and our Ride, including Riding Single File, Making Proper Hand Signals and Stopping at all Stop Signs and Traffic Lights. Please Ride with Safety in Mind and use common sense not to endanger yourself or fellow bicyclists. SHARE THE ROAD & RIDE RESPONSIBLY. You may also “Like” our Facebook Page to receive updates and information on the ride or to communicate with ride organizers and other friends that my be attending.
Northbound Highway 89 (Emerald Bay Road) will be closed from 6:30am to 8:30am, to through traffic allowing only registered participants on the course. Registered riders must display their Helmet Sticker, Special Wristband and Participant number (on back) to be allowed on the course. Unregistered / Bandit riders are not welcomed at AMBBR Rest Stops or on course and will be refused services. We ask all participants “PLEASE RESPECT” Motorists and Local Commuters and Obey all Rules of the Road including Riding Single File, Making Proper Hand Signals and Stopping at all Stop Signs and Traffic Lights. Please Ride with Safety in Mind and use common sense not to endanger yourself or fellow bicyclists. All unregistered riders and vehicles, except for official and emergency vehicles, will be held and delayed by the California Highway Patrol until the roadway re-opens after 8:30am.
Remaining roadways are not closed for this event. The highways around Lake Tahoe are for the most part extremely narrow and some with little to no shoulder. Please be prepared to SHARE THE ROAD with vehicle traffic. To help facilitate spreading out riders, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride-Lake Tahoe will require all bicycling event participants to ride SINGLE FILE and to select a staggered start time.