Bike friendly wasn’t the phrase that came to mind while riding the South Lake Tahoe bike trail (on Earth Day of all days) that goes behind Meeks Lumber, by the Upper Truckee Marsh, through neighborhoods and farther west paralleling Highway 50.
Definitely take a mountain bike. The cracks are so wide it is like riding on one of the many streets in the city.
And crossing the wood bridge over Trout Creek is a bit scary. The boards bounce. I saw them as I watched a couple cyclists in front of me. I don’t remember this happening last year.
As you head east, slow down as you come to Sussex Avenue. A mound of snow is there blocking the bike path, along with chunks of asphalt and other debris and muck. Sussex is off Rubicon Trail, which is a block off Highway 50.
And to think South Lake Tahoe has the designation of being a bike friendly town. It must be in sign only.
May is national bike month. Does South Lake Tahoe realize this, or even care?
– Kathryn Reed