Cyclists will circle Lake Tahoe Sunday for ‘Most Beautiful’ ride
June 4, 2010
Imagine the scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe with its crystal clear blue waters surrounded by towering majestic snow-capped peaks. Imagine being able to ride a bicycle around its 72-mile shoreline or a 100-mile century ride.
More than 3,000 bicycling enthusiasts from all over the country will participate Sunday, June 6 in the 19th annual “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride” around Lake Tahoe.
This fun ride is not a race, but a tour and promotes the Lake Tahoe Bikeway project, the master plan to construct and inter-connect all the bike lanes around Lake Tahoe and is fully supported offering spectacular scenery, fresh mountain air, rest stops with great food and beverage. It is staffed by volunteers from various organizations and professionally managed by experienced ride organizers. The event is sold out with more than 3,300 participants that have pre-registered.
The ride is also the culmination of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s spring Team In Training Cycle 100 national fund raising program where 1,500 participants from 59 chapters and branches are participating and expect to raise more than $6.8 million dollars.
During the past 13 years, TNT has brought nearly 18,000 participants to Lake Tahoe and America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, bringing their total funds raised to $62 million dollars. Since its founding in 1949, the society has invested more than $680 million in research to support their mission of finding a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma and to improve the quality of life for their patients and families.