Come to Tahoe on September 13-15, 2013 for a weekend of celebrating the mountain bike!  Races, Rides, Films, Clinics, Music and Beer!

The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association is proud to present a new version of the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival.   Originally started in 1989, the event was the premier mountain bike event in the Sierras for many years, finally coming to an end in 1999.

In 2011, TAMBA bid for the 2012 IMBA World Summit to come to Tahoe.  After putting in a significant effort, Tahoe was a close runner up to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Out of that bid process, relationships were forged for a mountain bike festival event that originally was going to be part of the World Summit gathering.  The Truckee Trails Foundation had similar interest in doing a bike and trail work themed festival so they partnered with TAMBA to jointly put  efforts into the return of the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival.  We somehow pulled it off in September of 2012 with a great showing of 300 plus people who supported the festival and raced, rode,  or drank to support these trail groups!

Our goal is to promote the Tahoe area as the awesome mountain bike destination that it is and see this festival grow into a funding source for the organizations that support trails in the Tahoe/Truckee area.  We’re donating our time and energy to make this happen.  We’d rather see the money go to trails than lining the pockets of a for-profit promoter.  We hope you’ll come out and support TAMBA!

Also, Beer sales during the festival will be donated to the Truckee Bike Park Project to continue their efforts to build an awesome public bike park in Truckee.  Stop by and visit it while you’re in town (12034 Joerger Dr, Truckee). Join in, Join us, Go Ride!

This festival wouldn’t be possible without the  support of Michael Hohl Subaru in Carson City, the North Lake Tahoe Visitors and Convention Bureau, New Belgium Brewing, Olympic Bike Shop, Tahoe Forest Hospital, Verve! Energy Drink and all our other sponsors!

Online Registration

Squaw Valley is the festival host.  They offer many amenities in the Village at Squaw Valley, a variety of courses, and a centralized location to much of what Tahoe has to offer.  There are multiple lodging opportunities right at Squaw Valley.  Book your stay at the Village at Squaw Valley.

Hotel Truckee-Tahoe in Truckee is also supporting the Festival, and they are pet friendly.  Hotel Truckee-Tahoe has 100 newly redesigned guestrooms, each featuring a FeatherBorne® bed, all new 42”-47” LCD and LED TVs, a coffee maker, a microwave, and a miniature refrigerator in each room. We also offer complimentary wireless internet, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, a pool, a Jacuzzi, and a state of the art fitness center.

Self-contained car camping and RV’s will be allowed along the north edge of Squaw Valley’s parking lot during the festival.  No outside tents, please.  There are also three Forest Service campgrounds along Hwy 89 just minutes from Squaw Valley.  I believe those are first come-first served and do not have showers.

DIRECTIONS:  Google Maps- 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146

INFORMATION:    If you have questions, contact Kevin at kevin@tahoefattirefestival.org.  Before e-mailing, please look for the information on the website to see if the answer to your question is there.  Because we’re all volunteers, you may not receive a prompt reply to questions that involve information that is already posted.