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Sports and Outdoors

Our Sports & Outdoors section taps into the passion that Tahoe/Truckee has for sports, be it on the mountain, in the gym, or on the kids’ fields. We cover the region’s bad*ss sun and snow sports experts as well as community wellness and health topics.

Power Wheels Tahoe/Truckee is Amped About E-Bikes

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E-bikes have hit the ground rolling in the Tahoe/Truckee area.

Trail Connecting Lake Tahoe to Reno Nears ‘Huge Milestone’

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There and Back Again: A Cyclist’s Tale. The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail nears completion of its California section, a feat years in the making.

Change in Terrain

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Revisiting the early days of the freestyle movement that brought terrain parks to the mainstream.

Hot Water, Cold Pools

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Beautiful, enticing, and increasingly crowded, Yuba river's Emerald Pools have been in the crosshairs of heated tension, stemming from a Facebook thread gone hostile. What might the future of Emerald Pools hold?

A Backcountry Season to Remember (or forget)

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All indications point to a growing interest in skipping the slopes in favor of hitting backcountry terrain as the pandemic inspires people to avoid crowds.

Local Kayaker Matches Women’s Waterfall World Record

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On June 8, Carroll made a clean, 85-foot plunge off Metlako Falls on Oregon’s Eagle Creek to match current world record holder Christie Glissmeyer’s May 2009 descent of the same waterfall.

Burn, Baby, Burn

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Although many structured sports are canceled or delayed because of COVID-19, there are still options to keep kids moving.

Why I Coach

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Kara LaPoint may now be a professional triathlete, but she would never give up her job coaching the NTHS Nordic team.

It Is Not Winter Yet

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The Donner Hare Scramble is a dirt bike race like no other and solidifies our region as a hotspot for the sport.

Climbing Ice Walls

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Ice climbing in Tahoe may not be world class, but it offers more than enough challenges for local enthusiasts.