Tahoe bicyclists pedal 4,500 miles to work during Bike-to-Work week
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency hosted a “Lake Tahoe Bike to Work Challenge” this week, and participation more than doubled compared to last year.
Beginning Monday, residents pledged to leave their cars in the garage and pedal their way to work instead.
One goal of the bistate planning agency is to reduce miles driven by motorists in the basin, and friendly competition is just one way to inspire motorists to get out of their cars and onto their bicycles.
More than 240 people reported miles for “Bike to Work” week this year compared to just 98 last year and had already ridden nearly 4,500 miles by Wednesday.
Even though the official biking week is over, the sponsors encouraged riders Thursday to continue to enjoy the Sierra sunshine, help minimize their carbon footprint and keep the roads clear by using alternative forms of transportation.
Here are the statistics including Monday through Wednesday.
Pass It on Thrift, Tahoe City: 38.33
Gary Davis Group, Tahoe City: 26.29
Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Stateline: 24.67
California Tahoe Conservancy/Tahoe-Baikal Institute, South Lake Tahoe: 480
TRPA, Stateline: 374
Gary Davis Group, Tahoe City: 316
Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Stateline: 61.7
Geney/Gassoit, Truckee: 58
Gary Davis Group: 45
Gary Davis Group, Tahoe City: 14,100
IVGID, Incline Village: 10,799
Design Workshop, Stateline: 9,910
Will Stelter, Gary Davis Group: 112.8
Francis Dixon, individual: 96.6
Meghan Cauzillo, Entrix: 82
Stan Hill, City of South Lake Tahoe: 6,017
Will Stelter, Gary Davis Group: 5,550
Francis Dixon, individual: 4,750
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