Basin Bike Racks
Partners: Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, Nevada Commission on Tourism, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Funds Granted Since 2018: $105,000
A major goal of the Tahoe Fund is to encourage more people to leave their cars behind and to travel by bicycle. We recognize that bike racks are a critical piece of this strategy, so people can feel comfortable knowing there will be a place to safely and conveniently secure their bikes while out and about.
With a grant from the Tahoe Fund and matching contributions from local businesses, the nonprofit Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition completed the third phase of its efforts to create secure bike parking within the Tahoe Basin. The Bike Coalition purchased and installed 100 bike racks in high-priority spots near Town Centers and one public bike repair station in Tahoe in 2020, offering parking for 200 bikes. In total, the Bike Coalition and Tahoe Fund have teamed up to provide access to 450 bike racks at outdoor recreation locations, area businesses, and community hotspots all around the lake since 2018, offering secure parking for up to 900 bikes.
Along with the racks, the Bike Coalition also purchased five public “fix-it” stations over the last two years. The stations have been installed in convenient locations where people riding bikes can use tools and a pump to address minor bicycle repair issues for free. This year, a fix-it station and bike rack were sent to North Tahoe in memory of Pam Emmerich, a long-time resident, community advocate, and champion of bicycling.
An interactive map of existing rack locations can be found online at tahoebike.org/bike-parking.