Bike rental and shuttles open Thursday May 24th 2018 as enough snow will have melted to get to the flume trail. As of 5/12 Tunnel Creek road and the flume are clear to Marlette Lake.
There is a significant amount of snow however above 8000’ so the Tahoe Rim Trail Shuttles should start mid to late June.
Our Tunnel Creek Cafe is open year round
Come by and get a great breakfast burrito and we will keep the beer cold for you after your day!
Coffee, breakfast, a great ride and a cold beer all with out moving your car!
Flume Trail Bikes and Tunnel Creek Cafe
Owned and Operated by
Max Jones and Patti McMullan.
Max is a two time National Mountain Bike Champion and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Member. Max opened and cleared the Flume Trail for mountain bike riding and hiking in 1983.
We are the original shuttle service and bike rental for the Flume Trail operating since 2000. Our shop is now located at the end of the ride where you park your car behind our Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village at the old Ponderosa Ranch.
Bike shop and shuttles open For the Summer 2018!
We are open through October.
Demo bikes for sale!
2018 Specialized SJ comp fattie 6 $1750
2019 Specialized SJ Carbon Comp 29 $3100
2018 KONA Hei Hei Carbon DL $2400
2018 Ibis Ripmo 29er XT kit. $5100
2017 Kona Honzo or Specialized Fuse $600
Flume Trail Mountain Bike rentals 2018
Hassle Free, Light Weight Rental Bikes.
We have plenty of front suspension bikes for the Flume Trail so you do not need to reserve a front suspension bike online. Even on our busy weekend days you can walk up and we will have a bike for you.
Send us an e mail if you are with a group renting more than 8 bikes so we can set them aside for you.
We do recommend that you do book a dual suspension bike online if riding on weekends or holidays. Especially the Ibis Ripmo, Specialized Carbon Stumpjumper 29ers, KONA Carbon Hei Hei or Specialized Levo e bikes. When reserving double check the date reserved as it defaults to the current day. Also do not pay attention to the time of day to that the online reservation system assigns to your rental. Last shuttle of the day when renting one of our bikes is 2:00pm.
Scroll for bike details and to book full suspension Carbon Ibis Ripmo, Specialized or Kona bikes.
Rent a well maintained, light mountain full suspension or front suspension mountain bike at the bike shop behind Tunnel Creek Café in Incline Village. This is also where you board the shuttle to the trailhead. You ride back to the shop, your car and the cold beer at Tunnel Creek Cafe with out any riding on Highway 28. Get a coffee and breakfast, take a shuttle to a great trail and enjoy a late lunch and cold beer all without moving your car!
Shuttle to Spooner Lake for the Flume Trail or Tahoe meadows for the Tahoe Rim Trail are FREE with your bike rental.
All rentals include helmet, pump, and spare tube.
Bring your own hydration pack or we can rent you one and sell you a water bottle.
Flume Shuttles are available EVERY DAY May to November. (Due to State Park trail maintenance August 27 – October 4, The Marlette Flume Trail is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only – see shuttle page for details). On Monday-Thursday we will shuttle to the Incline Flume trail as an alternative.
TRT (Tahoe Rim Trail) Shuttles are available even numbered days of the Month June to November.
Make the most of your valuable vacation day. Rent your bike from us. We are located where you board the shuttle and at the end of the ride. No transporting of bikes and no riding on highway 28.
Bike Rentals are available at our bike rental shop behind Tunnel Creek Café in Incline Village at the end of the Flume Trail ride.
Reservations for full suspension bikes are a good idea, especially on the weekend and holidays. Book online now! There is no need to reserve front suspension bikes for the Flume Trail – we have plenty even on busy weekends.
• Parking – Pull in to Tunnel Creek Cafe and follow signs up the hill to behind the cafe next to the bike shop.
Single Day Mountain Bike Reservations
Make sure you pick the date you want to rent first!
Know your bike size or your height.
On weekends or the busy summer months, it is a good idea to reserve a full suspension bike.
Credit card is required at the time of your reservation. Payment due on check in.
Bring your ID to rent a bike. Bring Credit card to pay for reservation of bike.
Bike rental is due by shop closing time. Varies with daylight – mid summer 6:00pm.
Overnight fee is $20.00 – Pick up after 4:00pm.
• Only book for one day if you want to pick up at the end of the day for the next day (overnight fee).
No refunds within 48 hours as we have to turn people away for your spot.
Multi Day Mountain Bike Rentals
$5.00 off second day, $10 off single day rate on each successive day, i.e.:
$45, $40, $35, $35, $35 = $190 for five days (comes out to $38.00/day for five days).
$64, $59, $54, $54, $54 = $285 for five days (comes out to $57.00/day for five days).
The included shuttle and state park entrance can be removed if not shuttling successive days.
Book online for multi day rentals or you can call us 775 298-2501.
All bike rentals include a helmet, pump, and spare tube.
Bring a hydration pack if you have one.
Riding in the morning is best – take your time and enjoy the day.
Tell us if you are bringing your own pedals or have a pedal preference. Default is flat pedals
Clipless shoe rental and pedals for $10.00. Includes pedals. Clipless pedals only $4.00.
Bring a camera!
Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch, Beer available before and after your ride next door at our Tunnel Creek Cafe!