Getting to the Great Trail Race
North Tahoe is easily reached from Northern California by car, bus or train, or via air into Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Truckee (start) and Tahoe City (finish) can be reached by car on US Interstate 80 from Reno in the east and Sacramento in the West. From Truckee, Highway 89 heads south 13 miles to Tahoe City. From the south, Interstate 50 leads into Tahoe from Sacramento to the west and Carson City to the east, connecting with either Highway 89 north to Tahoe City or Highway 28 west to Tahoe City.
All major car rental companies are represented at Reno Tahoe International Airport. Two routes leading to North Tahoe, I-80 or Nevada Highway 431. Rental vehicles are also available at Truckee Tahoe general aviation airport.
Numerous hotels and off-season lodging bargains are available near the start in Truckee, the finish in Tahoe City, or in nearby Kings Beach, Squaw Valley and Northstar.
Point to Point, How To Plan Your Day:
The Great Trail Race features a point to point course. The start is at the 06 Fire Road Staging Area in the Truckee Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest. The finish is at the Highlands Community Center also known as Tahoe Cross Country in Tahoe City. Shuttles are provided to transport you from the FINISH to the START. Parking is at the finish. Shuttles do not transport bikes.
Plan to drop your bike at the starting area. We provide a bike valet. Then drive to the finish and take the shuttle to the start.
Park at the finish and take the shuttle to the start.
If you want to peel a layer prior to starting bags will be provided for you and they will be transported to the finish.
|7:00 AM||Bike Drop Open||06 Fire Road Staging Area|
|7:00AM-8:30AM||Packet Pick Up/Registration||06 Fire Road Staging Area|
|7:30-8:00AM||Shuttle Depart: Finish to Start||Highlands Community Center/TXC|
|8:00AM||Start Area Open||06 Fire Road Staging Area|
|9:00AM||Great Trail Race Start: Bike||06 Fire Road Staging Area|
|9:10AM||Great Trail Race Start: Run||06 Fire Road Staging Area|
|10:10AM||First Bike Finisher Expected||Highlands Community Center/TXC|
|11:20AM||First Run Finisher Expected||Highlands Community Center/TXC|
|12:00PM||Awards Ceremony/Approximate Time||Highlands Community Center/TXC|
|3:10PM||Last Official Finisher||Highlands Community Center/TXC|