What is the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway?:
Open Sections of the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway:
Open sections of the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway include Tahoe City to Truckee, Verdi to Sparks, and "The Rez" section from Wadsworth to Pyramid Lake on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
A new section of the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway opened in mid-2012 in the Lower Truckee River Canyon east of Sparks. Called the Mustang to USA Parkway section, it passes through the Nature Conservancy's McCarran Ranch Preserve.
Check the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway website for news and updates about when and where new areas will be available for use.
Route Maps for the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway:
Get the big picture with this Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway trail overview map. For individual sections, use these links to the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway website...
- Tahoe City to Truckee - paved and level, away from car traffic as far as Squaw Valley.
- Verdi to Sparks - mostly level, bike lanes along vehicle roads to downtown Reno, then a separate bike path to Sparks.
- Mustang to USA Parkway - mostly dirt, with some shared roadway.
- Pyramid Lake Reservation - mostly dirt, some hills and sandy sections, requires a tribal day - use permit.
History of the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway:
Janet Phillips went public with her vision for the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway in 2003. She immediately attracted a group of supporters and donations to get the project started. A nonprofit organization was formed in 2006. Since 2003, several sections of the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway have been completed are open for use. Numerous issues are still being worked on to complete the route, including obtaining easements across private property and the building of new sections of trail and bridges. Completion of the entire route is expected to take a few more years.
Become a Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Volunteer:
A number of skills are needed to help continue work on the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway. Among these are title research, signs, GPS mapping, route inspection, design, grant writing, permitting, and public relations. If you would like to get involved, contact Janet Phillips. Tax - deductible contributions are needed as well, and can be mailed to Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway, 4790 Caughlin Parkway #138, Reno, NV 89519.
Source: Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway website.