Lake Tahoe - 100 Mile Bike Ride
June 4th, 2006  Described as 'America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride', the ride around Lake Tahoe is a 100-mile circuit, starting and ending in South Lake Tahoe. The road around the lake is really just 72 miles, but a detour to Truckee adds an additional 28 miles to the distance. Riding clockwise, first through California and then into Nevada, the rolling hills offer some spectacular views across the lake. There were over 3,000 riders that took part in the event, but this is not a race, it's just a fun ride with the goal of just completing a 'century'.

A large majority of the cyclists were riding for Team In Training (TNT), which is how Aaron became involved. He trained for the event with 'TNT' in Phoenix, which definitely prepared him for warm weather, but I'm not sure if it prepared him for the hills! But he finished the ride without any problems (along with the rest of his team mates) and he raised an incredible $5,000+ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.   We had traveled to Tahoe to offer Aaron support and cheer him along on the course, but now I'm inspired...