Vehicle maintenance and repairs just became a whole lot more fun at Quality Automotive and Smog in Truckee when you adventure out on their courtesy cruiser e-bike. Adventure #1 is the Donner Lake Loop, an approximate 8 mile loop that is easy to accomplish, especially on a comfy e-bike. With a new shop location on Donner Pass Road, it’s a breeze to hop on over to Donner Lake where there is a designated bike trail and flat terrain. Stop at a dock, drop in for ice cream at Truckee Ice Creamery, drop off at Shoreline Park or play tennis at West End beach. Continue around the lake and the road eventually takes you in the back pedestrian entrance to Donner State Park. On the way out of the park, check the “new” state park museum which has free entry. The bike comes with a lock, so feel free to secure it and venture out on the interpretive trail along Donner Creek, a beautiful walk with wildflowers in the spring. If you’re up for the “assisted” climb, there are a few ways to extend the ride and have some amazing photo opportunities by venturing up Old Highway 40 to the Rainbow Bridge or into Coldstream Canyon. Bring your own helmet or use one provided by QAS. There’s no better way to spend your day then out and about at Donner Lake. Reserving the e-bike is recommended when making a reservation for service. For smog check customers, no reservation is needed. Call the “local” team at Quality at 530-587-1933.
Quality Automotive and Smog is located at 11500 Donner Pass Road in Truckee and is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The shop is closed from noon to 1 pm. A reservation is needed for expert vehicle servicing and oil service. Smog checks are performed on a walk-in basis. Check out the website with over 1500 customer reviews, www.QualityAutomotiveandSmog.com