3,000 bicyclists enter home stretch of Tahoe ride

More than 3,000 bicyclists from all over the country will be riding westbound on Highway 50 from Spooner Junction to Stateline between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. today as they participate in the home stretch of the 19th annual "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" around Lake Tahoe.

This promotes the Lake Tahoe Bikeway project, the master plan to construct and inter-connect all the bike lanes around Lake. 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, raising $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.


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