Riding will start and finish in Tahoe City

In partnership with Truckee Trails https://truckeetrails.org/ these upcoming two events will test your pedaling legs!.  We are planning a GRAVEL RIDE on Friday, September 8th and a MOUNTAIN BIKE ride on Sunday, the 10th.  The Gravel Route will be approximately 181 MILES and 14K’ of climbing and the Mountain Bike ride 117 miles and just under 15K’ of elevation.

Here is the MTB route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3012447308392297326

And the Gravel Route:https://www.strava.com/routes/3126596770464186812

Push Yourself – Support Truckee Trails

2023 Truckee Big Belt Buckle Challenge WHAT | Epic Gravel & MTB Rides
WHERE | Start & End in Truckee
WHEN | Friday, September 8 & Sunday, September 10
 The Big Belt Buckle Challenge is a series of epic events that anyone can complete beginning in September and starting in Truckee. For each event you complete, the team at Big Belt Buckle Challenge will donate $500 to Truckee Trails. 

2023 Truckee Big Belt Buckle Challenge Events
In this inaugural year of the Challenge, there are two events to test your limits. You’ll join Big Belt Buckle Challenge Founder Jeffrey Previne,  Andrew Talanksky, Truckee local, ex-pro cyclist and the event’s Director of Operations, and friends to tackle the following: Gravel: Starting on Friday, September 8th, the route covers 180 miles with nearly 14,000 feet of climbing through the beautiful terrain in and around Truckee. Get after it with Andrew and the crew on Friday, or ride it solo or with friends anytime from here to the end of the year to earn $500 for Truckee Trails.

Mountain Bike: Two days later, on Sunday, September 10th, Jeffrey, Andrew, and the group will complete a “lap around the lake” via mostly mtb dirt trails. Circumnavigating Lake Tahoe is a bucket list trip for many, and what better way to honor the Big Belt Buckle Challenge than with this iconic Tahoe ride. Once again, ride with the team in September or complete the loop by December 31st to earn a $500 donation for Truckee Trails.

What is the Big Belt Buckle Challenge?
Founded by business leader, avid outdoor enthusiast, and philanthropist Jeffrey Previte, the Big Belt Buckle Challenge encourages you to challenge yourself to change lives. The Challenge is committed to making no-strings-attached donations to charities like Truckee Trails on behalf of participants who complete one, or all, of the endurance challenges.

Big Belt Buckle Challenge aims to build a worldwide community that transcends sports and encourages people to make positive lifestyle changes while helping to build a thriving nonprofit sector. Learn more about Big Belt Buckle Challenge here.

The Legal Stuff
Join us for fun and to tackle an awesome challenge. These rides are not official events. You will participate voluntarily and at your own discretion – whether you ride with the group in September or complete the rides on your own. You will be expected to provide your own support. Truckee Trails and Big Belt Buckle Challenge are not responsible for your safety and can not ensure that you finish.