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Spring road ride: Verdi   Leave a comment

By Tim Hauserman

After all the rain last week, spring is forecast to once again be sprung in the mountains, leading many folks to get a hankering to be out on their bike. With the morning temps still nippy and a bit of mud around, now is a perfect time to head to Verdi for a ride. Its only 20 miles east of Truckee, the grass is green, the horses and llamas are out enjoying the sunshine, and the temperature is usually 10-15 degrees warmer bringing it right into the Goldilocks zone.



Ranch outside of Verdi


Start your ride from Crystal Peak Park, just off Business 80, a short distance from Gold Ranch. The park sits next to the Truckee River and there is plenty of parking, picnic tables and restrooms. From here you have several options:

-Head east from Verdi, following the Truckee River to the edge of the Sommersett development. Here you can climb on nicely maintained bike lane through the extensive residential community enjoying views of Reno and the surrounding desert. Turn around wherever you wish and return to the bottom, where a bike path leads you east to 4th Street. Take 4th to Mayberry, then follow Mayberry for a mile, to a left turn into the Edgewater Park development. Cruise through the neighborhood to a bike path, and now follow the bike paths and roads along the Truckee past a series of riverside parks. Before you know it, you are in downtown Reno, at the Reno Whitewater Park.


Bike trail at Dorostkar Park  along Mayberry road in Reno.

Bike trail at Dorostkar Park along Mayberry road in Reno.


-Want to add some distance? Before heading east on Business 80 from your starting point, ride South Verdi Drive to Boomtown. Cross over I-80 and circle through the lovely neighborhood to the south, adding an extra half hour of riding.

-Ready to make a day of it? Just after you turn onto Mayberry take a sharp uphill turn onto Plateau, and then wind your way all the way across Reno to the Mt. Rose Highway and back for about a 45 mile trip. Check out the link below for the Reno Area bike map, and be sure to take a copy with you on your ride.  The purple line is the ride I just described.

Quick tip: Don’t forget to fill up your tank at Gold Ranch before returning to California. The gas prices are usually at least 60 cents a gallon less then Truckee.


Small side tributary of the Truckee River along the bike trail.

Small side tributary of the Truckee River along the bike trail.



Sunny Tahoe Donner Home   Leave a comment

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11015 Bolzano, Tahoe Donner

If you are a sun lover like I am, you will love this home.  This property is south facing and both front decks are drenched in sun.  As well, the builder was very thoughtful with the window placement.  There are lots of windows.  This home sits on a lovely, level lot that backs to greenbelt for extra privacy.  It’s also located in the lower section of Tahoe Donner so less snow and easily accessible.

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The great room is warm and inviting with vaulted wood ceilings, woodstove on slate rock hearth, wood floors in the kitchen and wonderful light throughout.  This split level design features the master suite on the upper level with the two guest bedrooms and full bath downstairs. Additional features include log accents inside and out, private rear deck which looks out to the greenbelt, deep garage and lots of good storage.

 Owning in Tahoe Donner allows you to enjoy all the amenities.  From downhill skiing, the tennis courts and pools, to the workout facility and private beach at Donner Lake there is a lot to do.  If you would like more information about this property please contact me.  I will be having an open house on February 21st in the afternoon.  Stop on by!

Tour De Manure- June 21st   Leave a comment


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Just twenty five miles north of Truckee lies the sleepy little village of Sierraville, just on the edge of the Tahoe sized valley known as the Sierra Valley. The Sierra Valley is a great place for cows, wildflowers and a variety of birds, and it’s also an awesome place to go bike riding. You can ride a big level circle around the valley and marvel at the birds arising from the wet spots, or do a bit of climbing by heading just north of the valley to Frenchman’s Lake or Davis Lake. You can take the short jaunt to ride the Sierra Valley anytime, but one great option is to arrive on a summer Friday, when the Sierra Farmers Market is in session just a bit south of Beckwourth. The best way to ride the valley, however, is to be a part of the Tour De Manure. This year set for June 21st.


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The Tour De Manure is a metric century ride, which at 62 miles is much more civilized then the grueling 100 milers. It circles the Sierra Valley, giving you plenty of opportunity to decipher how it gets its name. It starts and ends at the Sierraville Volunteer Fire House, which is appropriate because it is a major fundraiser for the Sierraville Fire Department. When you finish, inside that firehouse you will find lots of excellent food and drink, and outside you will find a party going on, with a band, and lots of Tahoe and Truckee locals enjoying a hopefully beautiful sunny day.

For information or to register go to . In addition to registration, this year the inaugural Tour De Manure bike jersey is available for purchase. Don’t you want a raging bull on your back while you are riding through the farm land?


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