Getting traction: Lake Tahoe Bike Coalition releases online map of plowed bike trails | SierraSun.com

Getting traction: Lake Tahoe Bike Coalition releases online map of plowed bike trails

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition now offers the first online bike map showing the Lake Tahoe region’s regularly snow-plowed bike trails.

People searching for a plowed bike route can now toggle a special seasonal layer in the nonprofit organization’s interactive bike map, available online at tahoebike.org/map.

Many of Tahoe’s local jurisdictions clear snow from their shared-use paths, typically after they have completed plowing local roads.

“We’re grateful that so many of Tahoe’s jurisdictions have made it their policy to provide safe bike routes year round,” said Gavin Feiger, president of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition. “So many community members and visitors now bike throughout the year, even in the winter, and we wanted to provide this map as a tool to help them connect to these plowed paths.”

The plowed path data on the Bike Coalition map is not real-time data, but is a list of the paths each jurisdiction intends to plow during snow events.

The online Tahoe Bike Map is one of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition’s projects as part of its mission to make Tahoe more bicycle friendly. The all-volunteer nonprofit also produces the free print version of the Tahoe Bike Map, available at bike shops and visitor centers throughout the region.

Source: Lake Tahoe Bike Coalition