62 miles
Distance
12,618 ft
Climb
-14,885 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

DISCLAIMER: This ride is self supported, there is no sweep or sag, be prepared for anything.

Over 62 miles in length with 8,000+ feet of climbing and 10,000+ feet of descent, this is the most amazing (and tough) mountain bike ride. What started off as a hair-brained idea with a few friends many years ago, pre-TAMBA rebirth, is now one of our signature events attracting crazy people from all around the country. It takes most people all day to complete the ride while showcasing some of the best trails linking Tahoe’s North Shore from Mount Rose down to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore ending on the famous Mr. Toads Wild Ride. It’s not a race but the ride can be as intense as you want it to be, join us and be part of something awesome!

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Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (www.tamba.org)
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1 Review & Comments

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flag JohnnyMackerel (Sep 9, 2018 at 22:04)
 Great ride put on by TAMBA. Every leg on this rout will challenge you in one way or another. The last climb to Mr Toads is pretty tough after riding all the previous mileage. The fast ride sees will do this a b about 8 hours and the slower risers will get it done in 11 to12 hours. The last 33 miles is unsupported so bring enough water and nutrition for that distance. There are a few springs after the Star Lake climb on the decent that you can fill up on without a filter if you need to.
Bottom line is if you can carve the time out on the

calendar for
this ride it’s a must do. GREAT JOB TAMBA I’ll see you next year.... THANKS!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for TAMBA Rose to Toads mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,268 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,703 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,435 ft
  • Grade
    -0.687%
  • Grade max
    -48.23%
  • Grade min
    47.917%
  • Distance climb
    27 miles
  • Distance down
    31 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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