Bike-friendly streets make Carson City a perfect place to ride around the capital’s historic districts, nearby attractions, and unique downtown shops and restaurants. The area’s temperate weather provides Lake Tahoe area cycling nearly year-round, including recreational routes along the scenic Carson River and more advanced terrain for serious mountain biking.
Those who enjoy cycling in town can explore the tree-lined streets around the Kit Carson Trail, featuring more than 60 historical landmarks. The nearby V&T Trail is another popular ride, taking cyclists along a section where the old railroad once ran and into Longview Ranch Trails, weaving through quiet neighborhoods and past parks and playgrounds. On the eastern side of the city, the Linear Park Trail takes riders along a paved multi-use path that extends from Governors Field to Moffat Open Space and on to the Mexican Ditch Trail.
More advanced bike routes from Carson City include the Franktown Loop, which offers a scenic ride through estate- and farm-lined roads, Kingsbury Grade, a challenging climb to Lake Tahoe with stunning views along the way, and the ride from Carson City to Virginia City, with a steep climb that leads to this famous old mining town.
Bike rentals, repairs, and guided road and mountain bike tours are available through Bike Carson Tahoe, owned and operated by former US professional cycling champion and land speed record holder, Chris Huber.
For more information about Carson City and Lake Tahoe area bike riding, call us at 1-800-NEVADA-1.
Additional Carson City Biking Resources
Carson City Parks & Recreation
Link to the City’s Open Space and Trails information
Carson City Bicycle Route Map
Google Maps of City Bike Routes
Carson City Bike Racks
Google Maps of City Bike Racks
A community group focused on bike-and-pedestrian-friendly roadways in Carson City
Bicycle news, culture, and lifestyle in Carson City, Nevada
Information about bicycle rentals and tours
Information about Nevada’s recreational trails