Being in a valley and so close to nature makes Reno an ideal place to mountain bike. You are never too far away from a bike trail, and great trails at that!
Going from beginning to expert trails, we begin with
West Stampede Road #886-018
This 4 mile trail is one of the easiest mountain biking, so it is ideal for beginners. It is flat and has no uneven surfaces.
Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail
This is an easy/intermediate trial in Truckee, with smoother paths and rougher areas, Commemorative is a good challenge.
This trail is a good transition between beginner and intermediate with slight inclines and rougher terrain.
North Ballardini Ranch Trail
Getting a bit more difficult, 2 miles of inclines and uneven terrain make this trail a little tougher.
Tom Cooke Trail
The difficulty level raises due to tricky terrain, and steepness, so this trail is not for beginners! The descent of this trail is challenging, but doable.
There are many more trails like these, and if you are interested in them REI’s MTB Project has great information on these trails and more-https://www.mtbproject.com
Don’t be afraid of speed
Gaining speed when mountain biking will give you more momentum to get over rough terrain. So, if you are in a tough spot, do not be afraid to pedal faster, this will help you clear that obstacle.
Try not to tense up
Tensing up while mountain biking will make for a bumpy ride! Staying loose with your elbows and knees flared out, and this will make your ride more comfortable.
Bring a snack
These trails are usually far away from civilization, so you will need water, food, and basic bike repair tools (in case you break down) in order to be safe.