Tahoe Games Bike Night series finale lights up Lake Tahoe Golf Course
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The fifth and final installment of Tahoe Games Bike Night summer series lit up the fairways, rough and bunkers at Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 30. The second year of the event ended in style at the South Shore course, with 30 competitors taking on the night ride.
“It’s really become a family event,” said Leslie Schultz, On Course Events’ director of marketing. “That was our goal at the beginning, and it’s exciting to see that come together.”
Friday’s finale featured a few dozen spectators on the links, and some funky rides courtesy of South Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Ski and Cycle Works. The bikes in action included a tall bike, swing bike, penny-farthing and the push me pull you tandem — which featured two riders facing opposite directions.
In its second year, the Bike Night series expanded from three to five events — four at Lake Tahoe Golf Course and one at Tahoe City Golf Course on the North Shore. The event illuminated by glow sticks has grown in popularity since its debut last summer, and Schultz estimated that two-thirds of the participants were kids 16 and under.
“Bringing your bike to a golf course is something different,” Schultz said. “It’s really what makes it unique and exciting.”
The South Lake Tahoe event company also produces a number of concert series during the summer, including its signature Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series. As far as the Tahoe Games are concerned, Schultz said On Course Events plans expand its summer catalog — and add winter events in the near future.
“Everyone is excited about fun recreation in our town,” Schultz said. “We want to expand on that.”