Bike Racks for Tahoe – 2020


THE LAKE TAHOE BIKE COALITION & THE TAHOE FUND are teaming up once again to get more bike racks installed at businesses, public facilities, schools, and other destinations around Lake Tahoe, within 0.5 mile of designated Town Centers (check out the maps below to see if you are eligible). If you are eligible and interested in receiving FREE or LOW-COST new bike racks, we invite you to apply for this program.

Businesses interested in bike racks are invited to apply until [EXTENDED DUE TO DEMAND] August 8, 2020 through the online application.

Following the successful first two phases of the “Bike Racks for Tahoe” program that was introduced to agencies in 2018 and expanded to businesses in 2020, the nonprofit Tahoe Fund will continue its partnership with the Bike Coalition to offer low or no-cost bike racks in the Tahoe Basin. The program is designed to encourage locals and visitors to ride their bikes around lakeside communities instead of drive.

Interested parties or property owners must show that they have space for and authority to have racks installed. Interested parties may choose the type of rack they prefer from two options, each with a bolt-down or free-standing version. Recipients will be chosen based on their ability to provide matching funds, experienced or projected bike rack use, and community benefit such as providing bike parking for multiple businesses, at a recreation site, or where demand is greatest. See the flyer below for information on each rack.

The Bike Coalition will be responsible for all ordering, shipping and professional installation of the bike racks on behalf of the selected businesses, with installations expected mid-September 2020.

Email racks@tahoebike.org with any questions.

About the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition is a volunteer nonprofit organization with a mission to make Tahoe more bicycle friendly. LTBC promotes opportunities for more people to ride bikes in Tahoe, produces the most comprehensive printed and online bicycle maps for the Tahoe region, co-hosts the annual Lake Tahoe Bicycle Challenge each June and advocates for bicycle safety. Learn more at www.tahoebike.org.

About the Tahoe Fund
The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 to work with the private community to support environmental improvement projects that restore lake clarity, enhance outdoor recreation, promote healthier forests, improve transportation and inspire greater stewardship of the region. Through the generous support of private donors, the Tahoe Fund has leveraged more than $2 million in private funds to secure more than $40 million in public funds for more than 30 environmental projects. The projects include new sections of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, restoration of watersheds, removal of aquatic invasive species, forest health projects, public beach improvements, and stewardship programs. Learn more at www.tahoefund.org.