At the edge of town on the former site of the Ponderosa Ranch (remember Bonanza?) sits Tunnel Creek Station. It’s at the hub of several backcountry hiking and mountain biking trailheads, including the Flume Trail, and is also adjacent to the East Shore Path, a great place for bikers of all ages. If you’re headed up the mountain or just spending a day at the beach, Tunnel Creek Cafe is a great place to fuel up on wholesome goodness. For breakfast they’ve got coffee, espresso, tea and pastries. If you want something heavier, try a full breakfast (eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes), a breakfast burrito, croissant sandwich or a fruit smoothie. For lunch have them pack you a sandwich to go, or sit in the warmth of their dining room and enjoy a salad, wrap, hot grilled sandwich or one of many vegetarian options. Adjacent to the cafe is Flume Trail Mountain Bikes, where you can buy or rent a bike, including e-bikes for the mountain or path, or get yours repaired. They’ll shuttle you from here to Spooner Lake or Tahoe Meadows so you can ride your way back. Online reservations are available. When you do come down from that long day on the mountain, Tunnel Creek Cafe is the perfect place to catch your breath. Put your feet up on their front porch, sip a glass of wine or cold craft beer and recount the stories of your ride. Tunnel Creek is open daily for breakfast, lunch and post-ride cooldowns.