In December 2017, Tahoe Convoy was created through a crowdfunding campaign. In February 2018, Tahoe Convoy launched, connecting the North Shore of Lake Tahoe with San Francisco, the East Bay and the Central Valley over the course of three winter weekends, including an epic March Miracle journey where Tahoe Convoy broke through a winter highway closure.
Tahoe Convoy successfully completed its third winter season in March 2020, but was paused during the Covid pandemic. As of 2023 we remain paused – but we shall return! Our goal is a network of four interlined routes, providing extensive coverage across the entire Bay Area and the entire Tahoe Basin. There will be a northern alignment originating in San Francisco and a southern alignment serving the South Bay; at Lake Tahoe, two separate routes will provide direct access to both the North and South shores.
Tahoe Convoy plans to operate every weekend, all year, with at least two shuttles to cover this expanded network. During higher ridership weekends, additional shuttles will be dispatched and riders grouped by destination, creating express service with fewer stops.
Tahoe Convoy would not be possible without
the help of our initial supporters! Thank you
Becky and Bob Clelland
Daniel van den Bergh
David and Eliza Drabkin