Truckee Donner Mountain Bike

Freeplay Mountain Bike Escapes & Clinics

Truckee/Donner, CA

Located just 7 miles from Lake Tahoe and sitting at 5,980 feet Truckee is an outdoor paradise in the summer with an average temperature on 79 degrees. The quaint and vibrant downtown is situated next to the Truckee River and includes unique shops, eateries, local artists and a lively atmosphere. Donner Lake, Northstar California and the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Resort are just a few places outdoor enthusiasts flock to during both the summer and winter months.

When: July 14-16, 2017
Where: Tahoe Donner (15275 Alder Creek Rd. Truckee, Ca 96161)
Cost: $250
Friday Night Happy Hour at Trailside Bar at Tahoe Donner
2 skills sessions
2 coached rides
Goodie bag
Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday
Lunch on Saturday
Saturday Q&A with coaches and guests
Saturday morning yoga for cyclists
Pictures from camp

Trail Descriptions

Tahoe Donner: Tahoe Donner has 60+ miles of trails and fire service roads, covering 3,474 acres of scenic, wild terrain. The mountain bike trails contain mostly single track trails with a combination of switchbacks among the thick trees and flowing single track through the valleys. With the abundance of trail option Tahoe Donner offers a challenging ride for all levels of riders – those looking for rock gardens and tougher technical sections and smoother trails for those who are new to mountain biking.


Single or double room accommodations are available at The Cedar House,  River Street Inn and The Truckee Hotel. All of these lodging options are within 5-7 miles of the Donner Cross Country Ski Resort. If you are interested in sharing a room with another rider please contact us and we will help set this up.

Sample Schedule


3:30-5:30pm Check-In at Tahoe Donner (15275 Alder Creek Rd. Truckee, Ca 96161) Late check-in available.
5:30-7:00pm Happy Hour and Mingling at Trailside Bar at Tahoe Donner


7:00-7:45am Optional Yoga
8:00-9:00am Continental breakfast
9:00-9:20am Introductions
9:30-11:45am Skills sessions
12:00-12:45 Lunch break
1:00-4:00pm Coached Ride
6:00-8:00pm Dinner on your own or with group at Village Pizzeria (11329 Deerfield Dr. Truckee, CA 96161)

7:45-8:30am Continental breakfast
9:00am Review Saturday’s skills
10:00am – 1:00pm Coached Ride
1:00pm Lunch and wrap-up
3:00pm Depart

What to Bring

  • Bike (rentals available from Bike Works at Tahoe Donner)
  • Pedals (Flat or clip-ins)
  • Bike Shoes depending on the type of pedals you bring or have
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses (optional but suggested)
  • Gloves (long fingered gloves suggested)
  • Padded shorts
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Snacks for the ride in addition to what’s available
  • Bike tools and an extra tube
  • Layers for the bike the morning can be cool
  • Casual clothes for after the ride
  • Sunscreen
  • Yoga mat if interested in morning yoga (limited yoga mats will be available first come first serve)