This year's Tour de Tryptophan will benefit fallen cyclist Tara Llanes, a downhiller who crashed this summer at Jeep King of the Mountain round of racing in early September. Llanes was partially paralyzed by the accident and is undergoing long-term rehabilitation at the Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Just last week, she reported a major milestone - moving her left leg.
Partcipants in the Tour de Tryptophan will compete from high noon on Friday, November 23 through high noon on Saturday by doing laps on the 11 mile Fullerton Loop in Fullerton, California. The Fullerton Loop is a network of suburban trails that pass through city parks, horse trails, hidden pathways and creekside wilderness. Llanes has previously ridden the loop.
Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund. To read a recent interview with Llanes, click here.