Bicycle Advisory Committee

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Committee Members

The Bicycle Advisory Committee consists of seven members serving two-year staggered terms of office.

  • David Reichel (Committee Chair) (Term Expires January 2022)
  • Charles Nelson (Term Expires January 2021)
  • Peter Fink (Term Expires January 2021)
  • Paul Amato (Term Expires January 2022)
  • Russ Dahler (Term Expires January 2022)
  • Scott Robbins (Term Expires January 2021)
  • Vacant (Term Expires January 2021)

Notice of Solicitation for Appointment to the Bicycle Advisory Committee

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is seeking applicants to the Bicycle Advisory Committee required by Measure R.

The Bicycle Advisory Committee consists of seven (7) members. There are three open positions for two-year terms  and one "Vacant" position for a one-year term on the Bicycle Advisory Committee. The other four positions will expire in January 2021 and will be filled for two-year terms at that time. Bicycle Advisory Committee meetings are publicly noticed and generally occur monthly. The Bicycle Advisory Committee expects to continue to have work until year 2030.

 Applications are available in person from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall - 1901 Lisa Maloff Way, or by contacting Susan Blankenship, City Clerk at (530) 542-6005. Applications may also be downloaded from the City’s website.

The application deadline is Thursday, January 9, 2020, 5 p.m. All application must be received by the City Clerk by mail, in person or by email at the above listed addresses.

The JPA will meet to consider and appoint members to the Bicycle Advisory Committee on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The meeting will convene at 10am, at the City Hall - Council Chambers, 1901 Lisa Maloff Way, South Lake Tahoe. The JPA may choose to interview applicants in public at the meeting and applicants are encouraged to attend the meeting. If unable to attend, applicants should advise Susan Blankenship, City Clerk.

APPLICATION (fillable pdf.)


Committee members generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month. The meetings are conducted via zoom.  Please contact Bruce Eisner at for the Agenda and zoom meeting information.

About the Committee

The Bicycle Advisory Committee operates under the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority. The purpose of this Authority is to enhance the recreational facilities in the South Lake Tahoe Area of the County.

The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority consists of:

  • City of South Lake Tahoe
  • El Dorado County
  • Tahoe Paradise Recreation and Park District


Biannual Joint Powers Authority Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) Report (PDF) from September 2020.

Past Projects

2016 Class 1 Bike Path Snow Removal Spring Survey Results

Did you know that the City of South Lake Tahoe clears Class 1 Bike/Multiuse paths as a secondary function after a significant snow event? The South Lake Tahoe Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Bicycle Advisory Committee posted a survey from April 16, 2015 – May 15, 2016 asking participants for input on snow removal on Class 1 Bike/Multiuse paths during winter months.

Survey Results (PDF)

In summarizing the survey results;

  • 82% for respondents agreed that snow removal should occur on Class 1 bike/multiuse paths.
  • The most heavily used bike/multiuse paths in winter months is Al Tahoe Blvd.
  • 78% of respondents walk on bike/multiuse paths in winter months.
  • 61% of respondents said they would not be impacted if snow removal did not occur on bike/multiuse paths.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bicycle Trail Rehabilitation Project

The Joint Powers Authority Bicycle Committee and the City hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the bicycle rehabilitation project completed on the majority of the class 1 bike trails throughout the City in 2014. Check out the video!

Construction Update as of July 25, 2014

Construction area July 25, 2014
Construction bridge area July 25, 2014

During Construction - July 2014

Construction Machinery by cars
Dirt Road
Dirt road with cone

"Before" Photos

Crack in road Behind Motel 6
Large crack in road behind Motel 6

Behind the Motel 6 at 2375 Lake Tahoe Boulevard - Photos by Eric Thelin

Cracks between the boards in the bridge behind Motel 6
Large cracks between the boards in the bridge behind Motel 6

Bridge along Highway 50 near Meek's Hardware
These photos are of the cracks between the boards in the bridge behind Motel 6. These cracks occur because the boards are allowed to float and there needs to be a little space between the boards to allow for thermal expansion. When it is colder there is more space. If the boards get shoved together then large cracks form. This problem will be eliminated by bolting down the new Cumaru boards.
Photos and text by Eric Thelin

Bike path near Live Violence Free
Bike path near McDonalds
Tree on bike path near McDonalds