Lake Tahoe from the Flume Trail

Flume Trail Shuttles start May 21, 2021 when enough high country snow melts. (If it trails melt out sooner than expected, we will shuttle beginning May 15th).

2021 Flume Trail Shuttles every day.
2021 Tahoe Rim Trail Shuttles even days of the month. Starting Mid June. 
Scroll down for Tahoe Rim Trail schedule.

Flume Trail Shuttle

2021 Information:  Shuttles to Spooner Lake to ride the Flume Trail one way back to Incline and our shop operate daily Mid May to the first week of November – snow permitting. 
First shuttle 8:30 every day. 

So how are we dealing with Covid – 19 as we move into the second summer of restrictions.
To comply with OSHA and State of Nevada requirements for social distancing, shuttles will run at about 3/4 capacity (10) Everyone is required to wear a mask. Please bring one. Windows on the van will be open during the drive. 

NOTE – We are running with an 10 person maximum in the shuttles or two people per bench seat. Please bring a mask to wear. On busy days we will have two shuttles running per time slot. One of those shuttles is available for walk ups or those who rented a bike and there is not an available slot on the scheduled shuttle. IF restrictions ease we may re evaluate capacity. 

You can book an entire shuttle if you like.
8 rider minimum ($144 includes state park entrance).

We are keeping another shuttle that is not available online available for walk ups with the same protocol. On busy days we will pretty much run continuously with two shuttles to each destination at each time slot.

Touch surfaces in the vans will be sanitized between trips. Hand sanitizer will be available before you board the shuttle. 
Drivers as well as passengers are to wear masks. (Bring a mask)
Masks are such a small inconvenience to be able to keep operating!

Windows will be open on the van as well as the fan for outside air.
A second shuttle will be available if the scheduled shuttle fills to our current 8 person capacity (in a 15 passenger van). 
Another option is to park in the state park at Spooner Lake or up at Tahoe meadows for the TRT- we can deliver rental bikes if needed – Ride to our shop behind Tunnel Creek Cafe and then just one member of the group takes the shuttle back to spooner in the afternoon or we can take the group back if they would be returning back to South Lake Tahoe or Reno from Tahoe Meadows. Saves a potential traffic/parking hassle near Sand Harbor in the morning. 

Flume Trail Shuttle schedule:  Mid May 2021 to mid November.
8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 2:00, 4:00. Private shuttles can be arranged as well.

Tahoe Rim Tahoe Shuttle schedule: Even calendar days of the month (2nd, 4th, etc). Shuttles to the TRT beginning June 2021 after the snow melts. 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 2:00 and 4:00. Same covid protocol applies as the flume shuttle above.

Please note that pedal assist bikes are NOT allowed on the Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe meadows to the Tunnel Creek Road. 

IF taking a shuttle and you have your own bike, please park along highway 28 near our Tunnel Creek Cafe in the new parking areas and ride the short distance to the bike shop which is behind the cafe. The new parking lots are paid parking as of July 27, 2020. If you want free parking while shuttling, drive to the north side of the new lots where street shoulder parking is free. It is a short ride back to our shop behind the cafe. OR park at Spooner lake in the state park for the Flume Trail or at Tahoe Meadows for the Tahoe Rim Trail and take an afternoon shuttle back to your vehicle. 

We operate two shuttle routes for two distinctly different classic Tahoe mountain bike rides. Our Bike shop is located at the end of the trail for these classic point to point rides just behind our Tunnel Creek Café, Incline Village, NV.
Good food, coffee and beer next to the bike shop!

  • Take the shuttle van in the morning from our shop behind Tunnel Creek Café to Spooner Lake State Park and ride the amazing Flume Trail one way back to your car at our bike rental shop and café.
  • Coming from South Lake Tahoe? Drive to Spooner lake in the State park and ride first, then take an afternoon shuttle back to spooner. This will help you avoid the busy east shore by Sand Harbor in the morning. 
  • Take the shuttle van in the morning from our shop behind Tunnel Creek Café to Tahoe Meadows to ride the Tahoe Rim Trail. Rides from 14 miles to 40 miles accessible from this shuttle ride all ending back at our bike shop and Tunnel Creek Café.
  • If you have your own bike and taking a shuttle, please park in the new parking lots along highway 28. It may be a bit down the street but you have a bike! Do Not Park in the one hour Cafe Parking lot!

E-mail: info@flumetrailbikes.com   QUESTIONS? call us: 775-298-2501. 
IF we dont answer, try again we may be assisting other customers during busy times of the day.

Flume Trail Shuttle – 7 days a week, Usually Memorial Day to mid November $16 per person plus $2 for Nevada State Park Entry. Reservations available. 

Shuttle from Flume Trail Bikes next to Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village to Spooner Lake State Park. Ride your bike back to Flume Trail Bikes in Incline Village via the spectacular Flume Trail. The classic Flume Trail Ride is 14 miles back to the shop/cafe and your car. Longer loops can be added.
We drop you off at the trailhead in the state park and you ride back to our shop with NO riding on Highway 28 to get back to the shop. 

  • Flume Trail Shuttle: Flume Trail Bikes to Spooner State Park

    Flume Trail Shuttle Schedule: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30. Then 2:00 and 4:00 for two or more.   Two rider minimum for afternoon shuttles. If a scheduled shuttle on the half hour fills, we send another shuttle in half an hour.

  • Last shuttle 2:00 if renting a bike from us. 
  • Last shuttle 4:00 for two or more with your own bikes or to return to your car at Spooner.
  • Coming from South Lake Tahoe? Drive to Spooner lake in the State park and ride first, then take an afternoon shuttle back to spooner. This will help you avoid the busy east shore by Sand Harbor in the morning. 
  • If you have your own bike and taking a shuttle, please park in the new parking lots along highway 28. It may be a bit down the street but you have a bike! Do Not Park in the one hour Cafe Parking lot!
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Tahoe Rim Trail Shuttle. 
$16 plus $2 State park entrance fee.
Flume Trail Bikes to Tahoe Meadows.
Even days of the month (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc).
Running Mid June to November 2021.

Leave on the shuttle van from Flume Trail Bikes next to Tunnel Creek Cafe to the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead of the Tahoe Rim Trail on the Mt. Rose Highway. Shortest ride back to the shop and cafe is 14 miles. Many excellent loops can be added for up to 40 miles of mostly single track riding all ending back at our shop, your car, the cafe and a cold beer!

Class 1 pedal assist bikes are not allowed on USFS Trails. (Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe Meadows). We will not shuttle pedal assist bikes to Tahoe Meadows. Pedal assist bikes are allowed on the Flume Trail and trails in the state park. 

Tahoe Rim Trail Shuttle Schedule:
Operating even days of the month Mid June 2021 to November.

    • Even  numbered days of the month –
      9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00
    • 2:00 and 4:00 for two or more. Park your vehicle at Tahoe Meadows, ride the trail and we will get you back up to your car.
    • Arrive about half an hour early. IF a scheduled shuttle fills, we send another in half an hour. 
    • Reservations available and recommended for weekends.
    • Fall colors at Marlette Lake peak the third week of October.
    • You can park at Tahoe meadows, ride to our shop and catch an afternoon shuttle back up to your vehicle. 

Flume Trail Shuttle