Adam Jensen: Rock, rap and riding to start Lake Tahoe’s fall
The Bijou Bike Park opened in South Lake Tahoe over the weekend, and from what I saw, it didn’t disappoint. I know I was enthused riding the park’s smaller lines and living out my childhood dreams of being a BMX racer. Taking hot laps around the park is a great way to improve your mountain biking and BMX skills and provides a fair amount of exercise in the process. I’m excited to see what kind of progression the park encourages, my own included. More information on the park, which opened Sept. 19, is available on page 13. I highly recommend it. Here are some more picks for this week at the South Shore:
I knew I liked George Thorogood before this week, but I didn’t realize how much until I refreshed my familiarity with his fan favorites. With songs like “Bad to the Bone,” “Who Do You Love,” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” Saturday’s show at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe should be stellar. The fact that he thinks San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner deserves the Most Valuable Player award doesn’t hurt my opinion of him either. More info on the opposite page.
While certainly not everyone’s choice in music, this underground rap icon has a ton of songs recognizable to anyone who’s been paying attention to West Coast rap over the years. Andre Nickatina performs Saturday at South Lake Tahoe’s Whiskey Dick’s Saloon with Rappin’ 4 Tay. Hearing Rappin’ 4 Tay’s classic “Playaz Club” and its bubbling sample of Judy Clay and William Bell’s “Private Number” will also make this show worth the price of admission. More information on the performance is available on page 9.
The calendar officially turned to fall this week, and we’re starting to feel some briskness at Lake Tahoe, especially at night. Daytime highs are expected to be in the low 70s through the weekend, though, which should make Saturday and Sunday great days to be active outside. Whether you take a hike, ride a bike or just walk the dog, soak up some sun and decent temperatures while they’re around this fall.
Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at email@example.com.