A great motorcycle ride in the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe area might be all pavement, or mostly dirt, or a combination of both. The Carson Valley is fortunate to be very close to hundreds of miles-thousands, really-of-scenic, twisty, uncongested roads. If you are a street rider and new to the area, head out for some of the High Sierra passes. Carson Pass, Ebbetts Pass, and Monitor Pass are all within about an hour's ride of the Carson Valley. Sonora Pass, Tioga Pass, and Donner Pass are all within two hours. And the roads to any of those passes are beautiful in their own right. A ride over five of these great mountain passes in a single day is completely feasible. To do it, you'll ride hard, return tired, and won't have a lot of time to stop and see the sights. But you will have on of the best days of your life.
If you're looking for rides on dirt and gravel roads, some of the best dirt riding you'll find anywhere is in the Pine Nut Mountains, on the eastern edge of the Carson Valley. Wide, maintained main roads with firm dirt and loose gravel surfaces can get you into and across the mountains at surprisingly fast speeds.
Our area offers a huge variety of great adventure motorcycle rides, whatever type of bike you like to ride, and however you define adventure. Grab your gear, decide whether you want to ride pavement or dirt, and then ask yourself, "How hard to I want to ride today?" By: J.Brandon
The Adventure Moto is a unique adventure motorcycle gathering located in the beautiful Carson Valley. Supported financially by the Carson Valley tourism business community, our objective is to become the premier on/off-road gathering for adventure motorcycle enthusiasts in the West. The natural beauty and riding terrain around the Carson Valley / Lake Tahoe area, combined with the existing resort tourism hotels, restaurants and activities, make the Carson Valley the best place anywhere to attend an adventure motorcycling event. On or off the bike and on or off the road.
To learn more or register for this event: carsontahoemoto.com