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Tahoe bicycle coalition updates bikeways map

Staff report

The nonprofit Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has produced an update to the Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map that is now available throughout the region at no charge.

This comprehensive map illustrates the many bikeways in the Tahoe/Truckee region, with one side dedicated to the South Shore and the other to the North Shore. Also included are points of interest, safety information, marinas, parks, and campgrounds.

Fifty-thousand maps have been printed and are available at bike shops, visitor centers, lodging properties and resorts throughout the region. Maps have also been distributed to 325 bike shops throughout Northern California and Nevada and at regional bicycling events.

"The maps are designed for and made available to promote and encourage more bicycling throughout the Tahoe region, and they integrate well into the mission of many organizations working together to make Tahoe a world-class bicycle destination," Adam Turner, LTBC board member and representative of Heavenly Sports, one of the map's sponsors, said in a statement.

Other organizations that have awarded grant funding or donated money to LTBC to help the project include: Nevada Commission on Tourism, El Dorado County Cultural Economic Development Department, city of South Lake Tahoe, Bike the West, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Fund, South Tahoe Transportation Management Association, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, League to Save Lake Tahoe, Lumos and Associates, and Lakeside Inn, as well as multiple bike shops in the area.

An online map version is also available for download and printing by visiting LTBC's website at http://www.TahoeBike.org.