Cycling is a popular sport around Lake Tahoe and since the lake is nestled in the mountains, curvy roads are common. Both cyclists and motorists need to be careful when traveling along the highways, always keeping a lookout for one another.
There are some stretches of highway that Caltrans is unable to provide paved shoulders wide enough for comfortable bicycling. In areas that have narrow shoulders, it is recommended that cyclists consider taking local streets or bike paths that are parallel to the highway. Cyclists can also ask the local agency to install signs to show recommended bike routes to take that would be safer than riding on the highway. If riding on highways with narrow shoulders is necessary, cyclists should wear bright colors to make themselves more visible to motorists. Motorists are reminded to share the road and allow 3 feet of space for bicyclists riding on the highway.