Lake Tahoe East Shore Bike Trail Now Open!
It's finally done! Thanks to a over a dozen public and private agencies the long-awaited East Shore Bike Trail is open and gaining postings around the world - with good reason.
Lucky for all of us who live in Incline Village, or visit our vacation rentals on Lake Tahoe's North Shore, this breathtaking trail is within a few moment's drive from our homes and rental properties in Incline Village and Crystal Bay.
There's no question that this is one of the most, if not THE MOST, spectacular bike and walking paths in the USA. You really need to experience it to understand just what this engineering feat is all about.
Perhaps Nevada Governor Steve Sisolck, said it best in a recent interview and article in the TAHOE DAILY TRIBUNE:
“This pathway is much more than three miles,” Sisolak said. “It is a true success story of all those who came together with a shared vision to create a safer, more accessible and brighter future for ourselves, our communities and our environment. I know that this path will provide an opportunity for our hard-working Nevada families to enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe for decades to come.”
According to the article, the path is another step in a future multi-use trail circling Lake Tahoe to connect communities, parks, beaches, businesses and other destinations.
“We’re approaching the halfway mark around the lake,” Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Executive Director Joanne Marchetta told the crowd. “It’s 70 miles and we’re at 33 now.”
We must take this time to applaud those who were involved in this massive collaboration to build this remarkable trail that has instantly become an icon to our community's recreation assets.
"The Tahoe Transportation District served as the lead agency through environmental review of the project, and the Nevada Department of Transportation oversaw construction. Thirteen organizations came together to partner in support of the project, including the Federal Highway Administration, Nevada Division of State Lands, Nevada Division of State Parks, U.S. Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Incline Village General Improvement District, Tahoe Fund, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Nevada Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol, Washoe County, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, as well as Carson City and Douglas County. The unique partnership effort recently received an American Trails Award for partnership"
In closing, on behalf of the entire team at Sun Bear Realty and Property Management, we want to thank all who were involved, or disrupted on their daily commute :) for the time, talent and patience that everyone involved put forth to create what will soon be known as "America's Most Beautiful Bike Path."