Tahoe Bike Map & Safety Program
Partners: Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Funds Granted: $35,000
The mission of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC) is to help Tahoe become more bicycle friendly. The Tahoe Fund and the Bike Coalition work together to improve wayfinding and bicycle safety across the region.
Bike Map Updates
The Tahoe Bike Map is the only comprehensive bicycle map of the Basin bike trail network to residents and visitors free of charge. The map provides route-finding guidance, displays bike path type, locations of bike rack parking, and bike shops. The map is available in print at local bike shops or online here.
Tahoe Bike Safety Ambassadors
Ambassadors engage directly with cyclists at high-use bike trail locations in June, Tahoe Bike Month, sharing information about route finding using the Tahoe Bike Map, biking etiquette, safety, and the environmental benefits of bicycling. These Bike Safety Days are designed to help visitors navigate the often confusing network of bike trails and routes so that they can get to their destination safely and without driving.
Bike Safety Equipment
Lights, reflectors, and bells are simple yet effective methods cyclists can more themselves more visible to cars, pedestrians, and others to avoid collisions. The Bike Coalition distributes bike lights, bells, and reflective straps to the public at events over the summer.
Through the Bike Kitchen program, LTBC volunteers fix up bikes and donates them to people in need. With support from the Tahoe Fund, LTBC will continue to expand this program and purchase U-locks and bike parts needed for minor mechanical fixes.