Ryan Van Duzer Tackles the Tahoe Twirl
Ryan Van Duzer recently snuck out for a ride on our Tahoe Twirl bikepacking route. Along the way he made a series of videos to document the ride and the route. Watch them here alongside some nice stills by photographer Dominic Gill…
Stills courtesy of Dominic Gill (@domgill1980)
Quarantine kept Ryan Van Duzer at home for several months, but he recently snuck out for an adventure with his good friend Dominic Gill. The two rode the Tahoe Twirl, a 190-mile bikepacking route around beautiful Lake Tahoe. So far, there are four episodes for this trip, with one or two more coming. Watch episodes 2-4 below (you can find episode 1 here, but it’s mostly about Ryan’s travels to get to Tahoe).
In the second episode, Ryan and Dominic start their Tahoe Twirl bikepacking trip in Truckee, CA and make their way to Reno Nevada, where they meet up with some BLM activists at the iconic BELIEVE statue downtown.
In the third episode, the two ride up and out of blistering hot Reno, back into the alpine, and along the famous Flume Trail. Then they go for a post-ride swim and Dominic shows Ryan the art of camping crepes.
In this episode, Ryan and Dominic wake up beside beautiful Marlette Lake, give route contributor Cass Gilbert a virtual high-five, ride through Aspen groves, eat two lunches, and power their way up to Star Lake and camp under a billion twinkling stars.
Stay tuned for the remaining episodes from Ryan and Dominic’s trip. Either follow Ryan on YouTube, or check back here…
About The Tahoe Twirl
Set within the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the Tahoe Twirl circumnavigates the vast and mesmerising Lake Tahoe. Beginning in Reno, it blends burly desert jeep roads with classic Tahoe singletrack. Add mellow bike paths, remote forest roads, fantastic camping real estate, and an abundance of swimming spots… and you have yourself a wonderful introduction to this beautiful area. Find the full route guide here.