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north lake tahoe fat tire bike rentals

winter fat tire bikes

Biking isn’t just a warm weather sport. Fat tire biking is growing in popularity in Tahoe and once you’ve experienced it for yourself, it’s easy to see why. Our fat tire bike rentals are ideal for exploring Tahoe’s winter wonderland. Anyone can learn to fat tire bike, and you’ll enjoy the scenery in the process! This is a fun activity for seasoned cyclists and beginner riders alike. Our high quality fat bikes will give you stability and control on all terrains. Our knowledgeable staff is here to direct you where to go depending on what kind of challenge you’re looking for. Learn more about fat tire biking, including how to dress for the sport and trail etiquette in our Winter Guide to Fat Tire Biking in Tahoe.


We also offer snowshoe and snow tube rentals. Check out our winter gear rentals page to learn more.


Couple riding fat tire bikes on groomed trail in the mountains covered in snow
Turquoise trek fat tire bike for rent at Vista Trail Bikes in North Tahoe

Fat Tire BIKES

The Farley 5 is the ultimate go-anywhere fat tire bike, perfect for any winter terrain. Stable and comfortable. Take it on the adventure of your dreams and experience Tahoe like never before.




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Where to go

In the winter, the best place to go fat fire biking in Tahoe is right up the mountain from our shop to Mt Rose Meadows. There you will find a variety of groomed trails ready for fat biking alongside the cross country skiers. Tahoe Donner in Truckee also has a variety of groomed trails. On certain days the trail starting from Spooner summit is an available option.

What to bring

  • Layers (especially a non-cotton and moister-wicking baselayer to keep you warm)
  • Outer Shell (wind breaker or outer shell that will block out the wind)
  • Pants (layer thermal tights  with a windproof outer layer for added warmth and wind protection)
  • Gloves/Mittens (handlebar mitts will keep your hands warm and block out the wind, while gloves add a layer of warmth)
  • Footwear (warm socks and insulated hiking boots)
  • Headwear (something sleek and warm that will fit under your helmet, like a merino wool beanie or a balaclava)
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frequently asked questions

We include a helmet as well as recommendations on where to ride close by. 

Anyone can rent a fat tire bike that is at between between 5’1″(155cm) tall and 6’5″(195cm) tall.

You can park in the parking lot we share with the next door Starbucks, or the covered garage below our shop. Located on the corner of 893 Tanager St. & N Enterprise St. The garage entrance is right next to Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift & Thrift (directly across the street from the laundromat). Take the stairs up to our store.

Another great local convenient option to avoid parking altogether would be Uber/Lyft, or TartConnect(A free local service)

Not at this time. Our customers are responsible for transporting and securing the fat tire bikes while they have them in their possession as well as returning them to us. A pickup truck or a car with a bike rack are both good options if available to you.