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Cyclists to bike around Lake Tahoe on June 4

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On June 4, bicycling enthusiasts from all over the country will participate in the ninth annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe.This fun ride promotes Bikeway 2000, the master plan to construct and inter-connect all the bike lanes around Lake Tahoe and is a fully supported bike tour offering spectacular scenery, fresh mountain air, rest stops with great food and beverage; and is staffed by volunteers from various organizations and professionally managed by experienced ride organizers.The event is sold out with 2000 participants that have preregistered.Bicyclists will ride three different tour options based on their ability level with all rides starting and finishing from the Horizon Casino Resort, located on U.S. Hwy 50, South Shore, Stateline – Lake Tahoe, Nevada.40-mile routeFor the recreational experienced bicyclists, the Lake Tahoe Boat Cruise and 40-mile Half Ride is offered featuring a boat cruise on Hornblower’s Tahoe Queen, complete with a continental breakfast across the Lake to Tahoe City where participants start their 40 mile bike ride back to the Horizon.This ride option offers challenge as well as beauty with over 1,000 vertical feet of climbing along Lake Tahoe’s East Shore.This ride option is limited to 150 participants and 50 family members and guests with a non-bicycling option.72-mile routeFor the conditioned bicyclists, the 72 mile Tour de Tahoe around Lake Tahoe is not only one of the most scenic, it is also one of the only bi-state bike rides in the country.The 72-mile route circumnavigates the highways around Lake Tahoe in a clockwise direction and offers over 3,500 vertical feet of climbing.For the more conditioned century ride bicyclists, a 100-mile option is offered that includes an additional out and back on Highway 89, from Tahoe City to Truckee offering an additional 400 vertical feet of climbing before continuing around the lake.Over 1,150 bicyclists from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America will participate in the ride as the culmination of their spring Team in Training – Cycle 100 fund-raising program.An estimated $3.5 million will be raised from these participants from 35 different cities across the country.All ride options begin from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.All bicyclists will receive a Lake Tahoe welcome packet, a commemorative number, event T-shirt, souvenir key chain, custom waterbottle, food and beverage at all rest stops, a lunch stop in Kings Beach and after ride pasta feed and pool party with entertainment at the Horizon Casino Resort. Preregistered rider check-in will be Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. at Tahoe Sports Ltd.Limited space for same day registration may be available on Sunday starting at 5 a.m. based on no show and cancellations.FeesThe fee for either ride is $65. The registration fee for the Lake Tahoe Boat Cruise and 40-mile sightseeing cruise, transport of bicycle to Tahoe City where their 40-mile ride begins, is $95 and includes the late fee.Participants must be at least 14 years of age.Contact numberFor more information, call (775) 588-9658 or E-mail: tgft@bikethewest.com.The roadways will be open and motorists are asked to share the roadway and plan a little more time to get to their destinations.


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