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Address: Truckee, CA
Phone Number: +1 916-562-1010
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Pumps on Pedals is amazing!

I've been mountain biking for years, but a couple hours with the ladies on Friday evening have taken my skills to the next level. Do NOT be intimidated by those "features" again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Truckee, California
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nor cal
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I have to say that I left Northstar being fairly unimpressed with the place. Maybe in the early-season the runs are smoother and less strewn with rocks but for me the place merely amounted to one rock filled, divot riddled trail after another. Some of the runs like Big Trees and Live Wire start out promising with groomed-like surfaces and... More 

Thank outacali
Truckee, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I've been mountain biking for years, but a couple hours with the ladies on Friday evening have taken my skills to the next level. Do NOT be intimidated by those "features" again. Great coaching and encouragement on the downhill trails and I am only sad the season is nearly over

Thank mamasafari203
Siesta Key, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well loved the the causal yet elegant lifestyle and would consider buying a place near by! Loved it!

Thank Reid W
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Northstar bike park on 8/2/14. It was a fantastic time for all involved. The runs were fun and every skill level was represented. The staff are so friendly and happy. It makes a huge difference when everyone is smiling. As if the cycling fun wasn't enough, their on mountain food was fantastic. Pricing was par for the... More 

1 Thank City M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was SO ;much fun & very challenging. The mountain wasn't crowded & our instructor (Justin) was great too!

1 Thank Stacy M
San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great course, accomodations, friendly people, fine restaurants and watching your ball soar in the altitude make for a memorable experience.

Thank Healthy94920
Laguna Beach, California
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

i prefer to climb up and come down so that is not that steep. if you like the sport this is a great way to just do less work and get some help to go up. What a great idea.

Thank Katia C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Some friends and I spent a day at the Northstar downhill circuit and rode everything from blues to double-diamonds. There was a good variety of trails, from fast and flowy moderates to some jump-fests diamonds to some technical butt-clenchers. The trails were generally very well maintained, and while a few key runs were closed due to storm damage, we had... More 

1 Thank Cusewordsmith
Perrysburg, Ohio
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My family and I (wife and 3 kids aged 13, 15, 17) took the 101 course with David and had the highlight of our Northern California vacation. The experience was unforgettable and the staff was top notch and very helpful. It was challenging enough for everyone without being intimidating. One of the top travel experiences I've ever had.

1 Thank jim3000
Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My son wanted to go mountain biking but never did it before (we live in the midwest with lots of flat land). Hooked up with the bike folks at Northstar and he had a great time. Lessons are available for beginners. Trails are well maintained and well marked. Almost impossible to get lost. Staff was very friendly, never felt rushed... More 

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