The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Race will continue in 2016 in its basic format. It is designed for the novice racer to enjoy the feel and thrill or racing in a peloton around beautiful and breath taking Lake Tahoe. It is not for the professional cyclist.
The event will start at Zephyr Cove, NV at 6:50AM on Sunday, September 18.
Racers will all start in the peloton from the ZC Lodge parking lot and finish there after circling the 72.2 miles of Lake Tahoe clockwise.
There will be a police escort provided by the NHP, CHP, and the City of South Lake Tahoe through the first 9 miles and 25+ traffic lights.
The next 63 miles have only a few controlled stop signs or “roundabouts”, so should be non-stop back to Zephyr Cove with a CHP or NHP escort for the peloton.
Racers who drop out of the police escorted peloton will become riders and follow all the rules of the road and will finish at their own pace and still be awarded their Finish Time Achievement Awards.
As you can imagine the event has become very expensive to put on, so some changes and financial guarantees have to be put in place to continue this fun event for the recreational rider- racer.
The Bike Race must have 150 participants registered by August 15 to continue. There will be a 200-rider maximum.
There will be two fees. The first 150 registered will pay $150; the next 50 will pay $200.
On August 15, if there are not 150 riders the event will be cancelled and all entry fees will be returned, less the non-refundable registration company fee of about 7%.
The police escort takes the peloton the first 9-miles through the 25 stoplights of South Tahoe. After 9-miles there are few stop lights or stop signs the rest of the way around the lake. The peloton will continue to have a police escort all the way.
The race is for racers or riders who would like to ride in a peloton for as long as possible and earn time achievement awards for completing the ride under 3, under 3.5, and under 4 hours. License plate holders will be given to all who finish under 3, 4, 5 and 6 hours. And all who finish the race or ride around the lake will receive a souvenir finisher's medal.
There will be a $1000 bonus for breaking the course record of 2:50:21.9.
We are looking for a sponsor to provide an overall purse.
Event t-shirts are given to all.
Please register right away to guarantee your spot. And then tell your friends to do the same. Please like us on Facebook and share The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Race with your friends.
Event details and schedule
Parking is free at Zephyr Cove Lodge for our participants.
Number pick up location will be announced on the web page and an email blast to our participants.
After the minimum number of 72 milers has been attained we will open up a 35 mile ride for other riders that will start in Tahoe City after the peloton goes by, and will also end in Zephyr Cove Lodge.