PeopleForBikes Electric Mountain Bike Summit at Lake Tahoe, CA

PeopleForBikes Electric Mountain Bike Summit at Lake Tahoe, CA

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$199 – $249

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The Resort at Squaw Creek

400 Squaw Creek Rd

Olympic Valley, CA 96146

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PeopleForBikes eMTB Summit in Lake Tahoe, CA

About this event

PeopleForBikes invites you to our upcoming Electric Mountain Bike Summit on September 15, 2022, in stunning Lake Tahoe, California. An idyllic mountain setting, Lake Tahoe is home to world-class mountain biking trails and a thriving economy of recreation-focused industries. Our dedicated eMTB Summit is a gathering for anyone interested in the future of electric mountain bikes. Industry leaders, land managers, trail and bike advocates are all warmly invited to attend.

In addition to the Electric Mountain Bike Summit, we welcome everyone to join us for an eMTB ride and tour in the Tahoe National Forest on Wednesday, September 14.

  • Wednesday, September 14 - Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • Location: Resort at Squaw Creek
  • Time: eMTB Summit from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 15th
  • Lodging: Room block at the Resort at Squaw Creek - 400 Squaw Creek Rd., Olympic Valley, CA 96146
  • Snacks and lunch will be provided.
  • Early Bird Registration: $199 (before August 31)
  • General Admission Registration: $249

Additional eMTB Summit Activities:

Wednesday, Sept 14-

    • eMTB Tour & Group Ride with Tahoe National Forest staff at Truckee Ranger station beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.
    • PeopleForBikes' eMTB Summit Happy Hour at Sandy’s Pub at the Resort at Squaw Creek from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Thursday, Sept 15-

    • Start your morning with zen and attend a morning yoga session with PeopleForBikes from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek.
    • Explore North Lake Tahoe's trails on a group eMTB ride after the eMTB Summit beginning at 5:00 p.m.


PeopleForBikes secured a room block at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The room block expires August 14, 2022, please book before then to receive the discounted rate.

Advocate / Land Manager Registration: If you are a land manager or advocate and would like to receive a discounted registration, please contact PeopleForBikes’ eMTB Policy and Program Manager Rachel Fussell at


If you are interested in getting your bike and gear to Lake Tahoe for the Electric Mountain Bike Summit, please use BikeFlights. With BikeFlights, you get easy-to-pack bike boxes, low shipping costs and excellent customer service from booking through delivery.

COVID Protocols: The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. Please review our COVID protocols here, including these important reminders:

  • Masks: PeopleForBikes is limiting the number of attendees to allow for appropriate social distancing. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be provided for all attendees.
  • Proof of Vaccination/Negative Test: PeopleForBikes is requiring that attendees either provide proof of vaccination status or proof of a negative COVD-test taken within 72 hours of the event. We will be asking for this information at the door.

If you feel sick, please stay home. You can refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 Self-Checker reference guide for any questions on symptoms by clicking here. Check your flight and travel arrangements if there are additional restrictions specific to your area.

eMTB Summit Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Registration, Check-In, Networking

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.: Innovation, Adaptation and Access: How the Truckee/Tahoe National Forest is leading the way for eMTB access within the U.S. Forest Service

Join leaders from the U.S. Forest Service to learn how they introduced eMTBs to the Truckee/Tahoe National Forest and their plans to grow access in the future. The panel will explore how land managers can replicate the process and how the industry can elevate this project as a blueprint for nationwide advocacy for eMTBs on federal public land.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Networking and Snack Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Beyond the Bros: Building a more inclusive mountain biking culture

A panel of riders from across the mountain biking world will share their experiences and expertise navigating the culture of mountain biking and building a more inclusive community. The panel will explore how eMTBs can bring new riders into mountain biking and how the industry, land managers and advocates can work to push back on behaviors and stereotypes that create barriers and exclusions. Learn tactics and steps you can take to welcome all people to the joys of electric mountain biking.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Breakout Sessions:

PANEL — All Downhill From Here: eMTB access at ski resorts and bringing in new users

With eMTB’s steady gain in popularity and challenges associated with a changing climate, ski resorts nationwide are becoming more interested in introducing eMTBs as a recreation opportunity. A panel of experts will explore how ski areas are utilizing mountain bikes and eMTBs to help ski areas provide year-round recreational opportunities, how they are navigating new public land policies and the role advocates and resorts can play in improving the mountain bike experience for everyone.

WORKSHOP — Copacetic or Conflicting? Exploring trail user interactions through social science research

In 2020, 7.1 million more Americans participated in outdoor recreation than in the year prior. As the great outdoors are enjoyed by more people, the potential for conflicts among trail users could increase. This workshop will unpack existing research and explore what new data should be collected to grow eMTB access and reduce conflicts on multi-use trails.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Networking Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Longer Rides, Bigger (Economic) Gains: eMTBs as a tool for economic development in rural communities

Across the country, rural communities are transitioning away from economies based on the extraction of natural resources and toward more diversified economies that often incorporate tourism and recreation. Join leaders from across the nation to explore how mountain biking and eMTB ridership can help grow these opportunities.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: Wrap Up, Bright Ideas and Action Items

To close out, we'll take a few minutes to explore the new concepts we discussed during the summit as well as actionable ideas we can all take home to expand electric bicycle access, get involved in industry initiatives and get more people riding nationwide.

4:00 p.m.: Adjourn

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: eMTB Ride in North Lake Tahoe

Join PeopleForBikes and fellow summit attendees on an eMTB ride in the Lake Tahoe trail area. The group will leave from the Resort at Squaw Creek after the summit and explore some of the stunning trails the region has to offer.

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