Le Tour De Tryptophan

The day after Thanksgiving will be Le Tour De Tryptophan here in Fullerton Ca. This is a 24hour event…not really a race but who ever can get the most laps around the Fullerton Loop wins some really cool prize. Here’s some info on the event that our buddy Steve Boehmke is putting on.

Ride and Donate to the Fourth Annual Tour de Tryptophan/24 Hours of
the Fullerton Loop
Spread Some Hoilday Cheer for the Tara Llanes Recovery Fund

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,

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

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!)

Give it up for a friend in need… What you give will come back to you
tenfold. Peace. CFE PR+
Steve Boehmke
email: chunkyflyrite@gmail.com
phone: 714.633.9955

The Relaxed Vibe crew of MtnBikeRiders.com will be there to represent and ride in style. We’re going to be living in luxury for the night as Moe will be providing us shelter with his trailer…nice! So if you’re going to be in the SoCal area after Turkey Day, come join us…heck you can even stay with us…but you’ll have to sleep with Moe 🙂 Just look for us under the REDLINE Bicycles Tent.

2 Replies to “Le Tour De Tryptophan”

  1. Por favor, si alguien sabe como contactar con Tara, que me lo diga. Soy chica….jajajaj, lo digo por el nombre, es mi segundo nombre.Soy su fan nĂşmero uno, me encanta, lo que ocurre, que pasa el tiempo, y te preguntas que será de ella, y cuando me enterĂ© de lo ocurrido….me hechĂ© a llorar….lo siento Tara. Eres una luchadora nata.
    Un beso muy grande desde España!!!!!

  2. Hola Felix, visita la pagina de myspace de Tara http://www.myspace.com/mtbtara, ahi encontraras mas informacion acerca de ella y de su situacion. Lo ultimo que oimos fue que Tara puede mover los dedos de los pies. Como lo mencionastes, Tara es una luchadora y ojala se recupere pronto.

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