September 2, 2014
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - One of Lake Tahoe's most popular
bicycle trails will be closed for up to a month because of maintenance and repair work.
The U.S. Forest Service will close portions of the 3.2-mile Pope-Baldwin Bike Path on Tahoe's south shore beginning this week.
Crews will repair cracks, holes and bumps in the paved surface in an effort to improve safety and accessibility.
Some South Lake Tahoe business owners told the Tahoe Daily Tribune that they don't think the trail should be closed at a time of the year when so many people want to get out and ride.
According to the Forest Service, the bike trail averages around 1,600 users per day.