Thousands of bike riders climb Tahoe hills for charity
Published: June 6, 2008 | 7096th good news item since 2003
Thousands of bicycle riders endured the steep inclines of the Sierra Nevada to enjoy the views of Lake Tahoe and raise money for cancer research.
More than 3,300 cyclists climbed about 2,600 vertical feet during Sunday’s 17th annual America’s most Beautiful Bike Ride.
The 100-mile route around Lake Tahoe is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Some riders covered the distance in four to five hours.
Others took up to 12 hours, and were just happy to finish the grueling but scenic journey.