Routes, The West Coast (CA,NV,WA,OR) » Great Basin Mountain Bike Route of Nevada


Hello, I put together a charity mountain bike ride in 2008 across Nevada from Great Basin National Park to Reno. Have ridden it three times – 2 times west to east, and once east to west. Following dirt roads for 527 miles crossing 12 mountain ranges. Takes me 11 days (10 days of riding, 1 day off). Please check out for details of ride. Incredible route through the Great Basin. Camp the entire route. Will be riding this year August 31st to Septamber 10th as a solo rider without a support vehicle.


Jason Susslin

Ophir Creek Summit - Toiyabe Mountains

Ophir Creek Summit – Toiyabe Mountains

Comments (5)

Bill ShockleyJuly 10th, 2015 at 7:37 am

Jason, What are the temps like?


Jason SusslinJuly 13th, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Hi Bill, I ride in September so it can run the gammit, but usually in the uipper 80’s to low 90’s.

Patrick MartinJuly 27th, 2015 at 9:41 am

Hi Jason, I may see you as I will be there as well. Planning on west to east starting on or about July 26th or 27th. I’ll be solo as well. Meeting a friend in Utah.


JRAAugust 8th, 2015 at 7:34 am

I noticed a couple of sources in the photos. What is your plan for your unsupported trip?

BTW, great website you put together.

Jason SusslinAugust 10th, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Will be dropped off at Great Basin National Park, and ride back to Reno. Will have a SPOT tracking GPS on me. There are only a couple of small towns along the way so resupply is limited. Will use three water drops along some pretty remote stretches. Carrying about 8 litres of water most of the time. Food and the rest of gear will be carried standard bikepacking setup.

Thanks, and keep posting any questions.

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