Competitors and fans alike who plan to attend the 2011 Tara Llanes Classic can go to one website for complete information about the race; www.tarallanesclassic.org
is the best place to find details for the September 24-25 event at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, near Truckee, CA.
“Each year we’ve attracted more and more racers, so having this one place with all the information makes things that much easier for everyone,” said race organizer Tara Llanes. “Our site gives you the schedule of events over the two days of competition, explains what the courses are like, and tells you how to become a volunteer.”
Our kick-butt announcer Patrick VanHorn interviewing a stoked Cark Decker (aka...The Deckerator) after the Mega DH race.
The NorCal boys that came to support the event come rain or shine!
Two races, added just this year to the TLC, have significantly increased competitor interest. A Cross Country and a Pearl Izumi Industry Cup race join the established Mega DH event that has drawn hundreds of pros and amateurs to Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort over early fall weekends the last two years. The beautiful, world-class skiing and mountain bike racing venue near Lake Tahoe will be hosting the 2011 Tara Llanes Classic for the third straight year. The free entry Shimano Kid’s Race, a fan favorite, will once again be a part of the Tara Llanes Classic weekend.
Riders and press having a rad time watching the podium presentations.
The one of a kind 2010 TLC Medals.
Mike Stewart and Patrick VanHorn raffling off some the sweet Crank Brothers wheels just before the film premiere.
, the foremost website detailing family attractions around Lake Tahoe, has listed the Tara Llanes Classic on its events page.
The Tara Llanes Classic provides world-class competition for both amateurs and pros. Proceeds from entry fees, sponsorships, and donations go to benefit the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Foundation
, the Reeve-Irvine Research Center
(RIRC), and new for 2011 is C.O.R.E – the Center for Restorative Exercise
. These organizations are instrumental in the treatment and therapy of spinal cord injuries, and helping injured mountain bike athletes return to competition.
The Tara Llanes Classic was started by Brian and Thayne Bolin to help raise funds for Downhill pro Tara Llanes and her ever-growing medical costs after the champion mountain biker suffered a horrific crash that resulted in below the waist paralysis. Since then Tara has made phenomenal progress and is now able to both help organize the Tara Llanes Classic and participate as a rider in a 4-wheel DH bike.
Our entire TLC Crew that put in loads of time and effort to be sure and put on a great race for a great cause!
Race Information - Brian Bolin 831-295-1056 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendor Inquiries - Mike Stewart 925-784-9745 email@example.com
Press Info - Patrick VanHorn 805-267-4661 firstname.lastname@example.org