Transitioning from summer to fall in the Lake Tahoe area produces an ideal climate for athletic activity. As a result, there are many exciting races and events happening. For instance, last weekend was the Tour de Tahoe where many cycling enthusiasts got to take in the general beauty and splendor while peddling the 72 miles around Lake Tahoe. This weekend is offering three different events that you may want to check out or participate in, depending on where your interests lie.

First, the Emerald Bay Trail Run is happening on Sat., Sept 14th at 9am. The course is 7.5 miles and starts at Eagle Point and takes you around Emerald Bay, up the Rubicon Trail to D.L. Bliss, and finishes at Lester Beach. Learn more at http://www.tahoetrailrunning.com/trail-runs/emerald-bay-trail-run/.

Second, if you missed the Tour de Tahoe or are the type of person that jumps at every opportunity to ride your bike, you can participate in the 11th annual Tahoe Sierra Century Ride. This event attracts 500-600 riders each year. It offers challenging hill climbs, spectacular scenery, as well as an after-ride dinner and concert in The Village at Squaw Valley. Visit http://www.tahoesierracentury.com/ for more information.

Third, Tahoe Paddle’s – O’Neill Tahoe Cup – Tahoe Fall Classic is a high-elevation stand up paddleboard race series covering 22 miles of Lake Tahoe. This event is great for the recreational paddler and avid race enthusiast alike. For more information, visit http://tahoecup.org/.

Lastly, create your own event for a high-quality recreational experience. Whether you like hiking, biking, trail running, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, or anything else. Take this weekend as an opportunity to get out, challenge yourself physically and take in Tahoe’s magnificent sights. Have a great weekend and enjoy!