Bike the West has been producing quality cycling events since 1984 in around the Lake Tahoe area Northern California and in the State of Nevada. Bike the West Event Director, Curtis Fong. Organized the Death Ride from 1984 to 1995; The Comstock Silver Century premiered in 1989 followed by America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride and Oatbran in 1991. Our other popular events include Tour de Tahoe which is an early fall bike ride around Lake Tahoe. All Bike the West bicycling events are fully supported with welcome / goodie bags, event T-shirts, event water bottles and other premium items, rest stops with food & beverage including lunch and after ride meal, medical first aid, tech support and SAG transport services. Bike the West is also involved in supporting other cycling events in and around Northern California and Nevada…
After 40 years of producing premiere cycling events with 30+ years dedicated to America’s Most
Beautiful Bike Ride, your event director Curtis Fong is finally attempting to retire… Or, at least semi-
retire… The past 3 years have been a challenge, both physically, mentally and financially to produce
our events, due to Covid and Wildfires beyond anyone’s control… Rather than closing our doors and
shutting down our Lake Tahoe rides… Bike The West is thrilled to announce that ownership and event
production of America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride has been officially transferred to The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society (LLS).
I couldn’t wish for a better partner to take over America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride! Over nearly
three decades of partnership, Bike The West and LLS have been riding together toward a common
goal—a world without cancer. LLS Team In Training (TNT) has trained nearly 27,000 riders to
participate in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride and has raised over $110 Million and we want to
continue to support the success of LLS TNT into the future.
We are glad to know that America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride will remain not only a premier cycling
event, but also an effort to help fund essential, groundbreaking blood cancer treatments and care.
Bike The West and LLS will be working closely together to produce the same great experience this
year and in the future for our dedicated riders. We are proud to take this next step together to
support the blood cancer community. LLS’s focus on putting blood cancer patients and their loved
ones first, from funding innovative medicine to offering personalized support and financial
assistance, will continue to give every rider something to pedal for. We encourage you to join LLS’s
Team In Training Program, but you can also participate individually as in years past…Thank you for
your ongoing support, and we look forward to riding with you this June and in the future!
Bike the West has also officially transferred ownership and event production to LLS to produce Tour
de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue… our September ride, but one step at a time… Tour de Tahoe will be on hold
in 2023. So, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride will be the only fully supported ride around Lake
Tahoe offered in 2023 and we encourage you to register today as this event traditionally sells out
year after year…
Register here for 2023 America's Most Beautiful