Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV – Today marked the fifth year in a row staff participated in car-free day at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency offices. Every year staff participates in the Tahoe Bike Challenge and use this day to boost their numbers for a leg up on the competition. The annual car free day also helps motivate staff to get out of their cars reducing the environmental impacts of driving on air and water quality at Lake Tahoe.

The Tahoe Bike Challenge, annually hosted by the Tahoe Bike Coalition and its sponsors, is a fun way to get more people out using alternative transportation and instantly seeing the results to Lake Tahoe’s environment. When you record your trips at, a calculator will convert green miles into carbon dioxide emission kept out of the air, number of calories burned, and amount of gasoline saved.

Finally, Shoreline of Tahoe, which is located down the road from TRPA, helped staff get ready for the busy biking season by offering staff quick tune-ups.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Devin Middlebrook, Environmental Education Specialist, at 775-589-5230.