The City of South Lake Tahoe was a recipient of a Tahoe Regional Planning Agency “Best in Basin” award for the Bijou Bike Park project today. The Bijou Bike Park was created through a collaboration between the City and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association.
Mayor Pro Tem Austin Sass recognized Assistant Public Works Director Jim Marino and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association President Ben Fish as the primary forces in getting the Bijou Bike Park project off the ground and completed.
The project consists of various compacted dirt courses/features and hardscape areas, and includes two (2) pump tracks, a BMX race track, kids learning zone, and a terrain park within approximately five undeveloped acres of the Bijou Park area. The park also includes a hardscape paver stone entry area with signage that describes the park and its rules; bleachers for spectator seating; storage shed; and water and power utilities to service the park.
The new bike park has replaced the less formal BMX track at the South Tahoe Middle School and provides a broader biking experience including the ability to host events sanctioned by USA BMX. The bike park is a City asset and is open to the public.