2011 Tara Llanes Classic only weeks away!

Sep 6, 2011
by Tara Llanes  
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.”

Press pics for the 2011 TLC

Our kick-butt announcer Patrick VanHorn interviewing a stoked Cark Decker (aka...The Deckerator) after the Mega DH race.

Press pics for the 2011 TLC

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.

Press pics for the 2011 TLC

Riders and press having a rad time watching the podium presentations.

Press pics for the 2011 TLC

The one of a kind 2010 TLC Medals.

Press pics for the 2011 TLC

Mike Stewart and Patrick VanHorn raffling off some the sweet Crank Brothers wheels just before the film premiere.

Tahoe.com, 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.

Press pics for the 2011 TLC

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 brianbolin816@yahoo.com
Vendor Inquiries - Mike Stewart 925-784-9745 mikestewart@giantbicycle.com
Press Info - Patrick VanHorn 805-267-4661 patrickvanhorn@giantbicycle.com


  • 4 0
 Sick so good to see so much interest , them wheels also look sick Smile
  • 3 0
 Is Brian lopes going to be there? lol
  • 1 0
 If I bought one more raffle ticket last year I would have had them Frown
  • 1 0
 Hindsight is 20/20.
  • 1 0
 So stoked for TLC this year. So bummed I missed it but happy to be racing for such a great cause
  • 1 0
 It was awesome last year, can't wait to go back!
  • 1 0
 As the years go by and people keep making that "Brian Lopes gonna be there?" comment, all I can think of is what Deuchey McDeuchbags these people must be........i've seen it before and people need to stop watching reality TV and grow up or at least throw up on yourselves .......Deuchey McDeuchbags!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Can't wait...always a great time!
  • 7 0
 that race last year was great in the rain and everyone huddled into the ski patrol hut and people were microwaving there gloves to get them dry. can"t wait for this year.
  • 4 0
 Same weekend as National Champs :/ Sucks
  • 1 0
 U reckon we can rent bikes over there and race on it?
If someone knows the prices i'd appreciate! Thanks
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Last years race was awesome minus freezing my ass off on both the chairlifts in the rain.. always a fun race
  • 2 0
 great race for a great cause!!
  • 2 2

I wanted to race that so badly...

then i broke my finger. oh well, maybe next year (again)
  • 1 0
 I want to believe that one day she'll rise from that wheel chair get her legs back!! Smile
  • 1 0
 hope the weather is better this year!
  • 1 0
 Is the race down livewire?
  • 1 0
 I made my point.
  • 1 1
 Mike! Cool dude.
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