This looks like a good one for all the right reasons.
Fullerton, CA – November 14, 2007 – - Did you hear that Tara Llanes moved her left leg yesterday? For those who don’t know, Mountain Bike legend and sweetheart Tara Llanes was injured in a racing accident at the beginning of September, resulting in what is hoped to be a temporary paralysis. A fund has been set up to help in her rehabilitation, and this year’s Tour de Tryptophan is a benefit for the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund.
From high-noon on Friday the 23rd of November until high-noon on Saturday, riders from far and wide will be donating to the cause and doing fun laps on the legendary Fullerton Loop in Fullerton, California.
Fourth Annual Tour de Tryptophan Benefit Ride
The Fullerton Loop is an 11-mile network of suburban trails that pass through city parks, horse trails, hidden pathways and creekside wilderness. Originally pieced together by Richard Cunningham of Mantis Bikes and Mountain Bike Action fame in 1983, hundreds of people ride and train on the famed loop every week.
One of the people that has graced the loop is the inimatable Tara Llanes, and many riders are getting stoked to help her cause this Thanksgiving weekend.
T-Shirts, Silent Auction and Raffle
The ride will start and end at the Brea Dam Park, which is approximately 1 mile north of Chapman Avenue at 1700 North Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton. You can show up at any time to donate $40 and receive the Conmemorativo T-Shirt. When the original order of shirts runs out, we will print more as needed.
If you cannot attend and want a shirt, send a check for $40 made out to Tara Llanes to: Tour de Tara, 414 N. California St., Orange, CA 92866 before Thanksgiving, please state shirt size and quantity.
Donate Directly to the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund
If you are NOT interested in a shirt, and just want to contribute to Tara’s recovery fund, you can send a check to Tara Llanes – Tour de Tara; 4068 Green Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Paypal donations can go to firstname.lastname@example.org…
Product Donations Still Needed
If you can send products for the silent auction and raffle, that would be most appreciated. Send product to arrive at Tour de Tara, 414 N. California St., Orange, CA 92866 by Wednesday the 21st (i.e. Ship ‘em Today!)