Warm, sunny weather and a rich cup of Alpen Sierra French Roast are a great way to start a beautiful Tahoe day. Sitting very early by the tele watching the Tour de France, which has just entered the Pyrenees and looks still to be anyone’s race, gets the heartrate up and motivation moving to get in the saddle and enjoy one of the many rides available to us.

Two weeks ago was the Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps, which Alpen Sierra was a continuing sponsor of. Another maximum field of riders were out and smokin’ the route in record time. Riders from the likes of Webcor were already on Carson Pass at 11 am. The temperatures were warm, but the assembly of 3,000 + cyclists pushed each other on to make the two, three, four and five pass crossings. Good on you all who made the day.

Grab a fresh arrival cup of Organic Guatemala Las Lagunas and get out onto the Tahoe Rim Trail with your mountain bikes. It is the best this time of year. Mr. Toad’s, Armstrong Pass and Star Lake are in prime form and the air is crystal clear. Please RESPECT the hikers, environment and other riders, with hikers and equestrians – either direction, up and down, and cyclists coming downhill having the right-of-way. Stay on the trails and keep the tires rolling to avoid skidding and unnecessary erosion.

Ride on.

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