Saturday, August 30, 2014

Updated Lake Tahoe Bikeway Maps available

One of the S. Lake maps with Single Track Trails.

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC) recently released the latest Bikeway Map updates for Lake Tahoe. LTBC produced the free maps that are available online and at various businesses throughout the Tahoe region.

The maps are easy to read and provide useful information about trail access, picnic areas, hiking, bathroom locations, and more. Planning a family cycling adventure has never been easier.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tahoe Fireworks on Labor Day Weekend

Lake Tahoe will have two fireworks shows this weekend.  Both shows are on Sunday evening after 8:15pm. The North Shore display will be in Carnelian Bay and the South Shore lighting will be near State Line off Nevada Beach.

The fireworks show near Nevada Beach will feature a simultaneous music broadcast on radio stations KRLT, 93.9 FM, and KOWL, 1490AM. The best viewing is from Nevada Beach, Bijou Community Park, and anywhere on the beach near Stateline Nevada and the Edgewood Golf Course.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Truckee Trout Creek Trail construction is underway

Aspen grove along Trout Creek.

The Trout Creek Trail is a new paved bike trail from Northwoods. Blvd. to Truckee’s historic downtown, with a connection to the existing Pioneer Commercial Center Bikeway.

The trail is being built in two phases with phase one construction underway at the north end of Bridge Street and ending on a dirt section of Euer Valley Road. Phase 2 will pave the dirt Euer Valley Road up to Northwoods Blvd.

Trees have been cut down and heavy equipment is carving the hillside parallel to Trout Creek. The trail will consist of a trail bed 10-14 feet wide with 8-10 feet of paved surface. 1-2 feet of dirt shoulder will line both sides of the pavement.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Gearing up for Burning Man

Burning Man alkali dust.
The annual Burning Man event in the Nevada Desert is August 25 -September 1, 2014. Burning Man is a large gathering of people seeking personal expression in a temporary city featuring, art and musical exhibits.

The temporary city, Black Rock City (BRC), is sited in an alkali flat 124 miles north of Reno on Highway 447. Traffic in an out of BRC is always a problem for the 50,000 plus participants, so steps have been taken to minimize congestion. BRC has its own airport, ride sharing is encouraged, and a shuttle service is provided from San Francisco and Reno.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Truckee Rodeo Rides to Town this Weekend

The 40th year of the Truckee Pro Rodeo is this weekend, August 23 and 24 at McIver Arena in Truckee’s Regional Park. The rodeo brings cowboys from all over the Western United States to compete in various events. The final event each day is bull riding.

I like the Truckee Pro Rodeo for its small town feel with a Friday “Kids Day”, Beauty Pageant, and team events for locals. You can watch the event from the shade on the lawn or sit on the sunny side in the bleachers.