The Tahoe Rim Trail Bench Ride

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Check out the view from the bench. This is a great ride. It has some technical sections, but they are easy to walk if you lack the skills to ride. I’m one that lacks the skills to ride these sections so I just hop off my bike and walk for a very short distance. For those of you that don’t understand what a “technical section” means I have a general description below. It generally means tight rocks or very thin lines (areas to pass) where more advanced riding skills are needed. I have to be honest, although I am embarrassed to admit that on my last ride to the bench I didn’t bring enough water and ended up cramping up on the way back. So please make sure you bring plenty of water and it never hurts to pack a trail bar and a PBJ. Make sure you are in decent shape if you are planning to do this ride. The Trailhead begins at the end of Andrea Street (off of North Benjamin) and there is plenty of FREE parking. This ride is about a 14 mile round trip and will take around 3-4 hour depending on what kind of shape you are in and how long you want to stay at the bench. The view out there is awesome so make sure to bring your camera and enjoy the serenity. Stop by Shoreline of Tahoe to get additional information about the ride. You can also pick up a good tahoe trail map, energy bar, and we stock plenty of bike accessories. Be safe out there and ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!!!

Highlights from Heavenly’s Jackpot Rail Jam


Hats off to the heavenly park crew!! They put together a great season of park riding. From the groove park to the high roller park they did a great job designing and maintaining all the parks this year. Check-out the highlights from their Jackpot rail jam series. Well Done Heavenly!

Free Burton Trace Helmet with Purchase of a New Pair of Air Trekker Jumping Stilts

Air Trekkers Extreme

Air Trekkers Extreme

Burton Trace Helmet

Burton Trace Helmet

Check out this video. It’s pretty funny….The stilts are called “AirTrekkers” and they’re a blast! The Air Trekkers Extreme Jumping Stilts are the best designed stilts to date. We’ve sold Jumping stilts for almost 5 years now and these are very well built. The extra padding in the knee cuff is well worth the extra money.
+ Used in 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony performance.
+ Highest quality, mass produced, jumping stilts on the planet.
+ The best product available
+ Wide, durable Velcro straps provide instant snug secure feeling around the leg.
+ Allows any size or shape person to have custom tight fit.
+ Putting on stilts is now VERY QUICK AND EASY
+ Wide ski binding quality foot straps and durable metal buckles built to last a lifetime.
+ Strong light weight aluminum frame.
+ Replaceable foot pads.
+ New manufacturing technology delivers the safest, most durable, carbon fiber springs on the globe.
+ The EXTREME is our best!
Buy these on our website and mention in the order notes box what color (Black or White) and size helmet you would like?
Burton Trace Helmet
SIZE XS S M L XL
MEASUREMENT 54 cm 56 cm 58 cm 60 cm 62 cm
And we will send you the Burton Trace Helmet FREE

Shoreline’s Bike Technician Caught on camera by Google Street Teaching 3 year old to skateboard


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It really blew me away when I found out about “Google Street.” Have you seen or heard of this site? I’ve embedded “Market Street,” where Shoreline of Tahoe is located. So let me tell you about “Grandpa Charlie.” This is one of the many nicknames for our beloved head technician. Grandpa Charlie is one of the most loved Shoreline employees. My wife and I often receive compliments about Charlie. “Charlie did a great job fixing my skis, he tuned up my bike like new, and he is so nice to my children.” Charlie this and Charlie that. My wife and I are very happy to hear this. In an age where computers are turning us all into loveless machines, this kind of personal treatment is like going back in time. A time when people would say “howdy” and pass the time talking and relating to each other because relationships used to be important to Americans. I have to take this time to mention what kind of person “Ol Charlie” is so you can truly enjoy the fact that as the Google Street van came by our shop it captured Charlie teaching a three year old boy to skateboard. When I saw this picture of Charlie I yelled across the store, “You’re so Fired!” Think about it purely from a business perspective and this is a total misuse of time. I would think that maybe some employers would fire an employee for this abuse of company time but not me. The more I thought about the odds of the Google Street camera van catching Charlie helping this little kid skateboard the more I was impressed with Charlie’s commitment to treat everyone like a person, even 3 year olds. So if you stop by Shoreline and can’t seem to locate an employee don’t forget to check outside and see if we’re skateboarding for the Google Street cameras.

The Lake Tahoe Shoreline Nevada Beach family bike trail

Tahoe Mountain Bike trail

Tahoe Mountain Bike trail

The Shoreline Nevada Beach bike loop is a family friendly adventure. Starting at either Shoreline of Tahoe location, make your way up SR-207 (Kingsbury Grade) to where the trailhead begins at the end of Pineridge Road. Wind your way through the wooded mountain side on a paved path to Kingsbury Middle School. Once there, make your way around to the other side where the trail starts up again. It’s all down hill from here to Nevada Beach. After enjoying some time on the beach, make your way to Campsite 20 where you’ll find a dirt path through the meadow back to either Shoreline location (CA or NV).