The Tara Llanes Classic, in it's fourth and biggest year yet went off last weekend to raise money for the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund and the Reeve Irvine Research Center. 160 racers turned out to battle it out for a spot on the podium and to help out a good cause.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Tara Llanes, she is a professional mountain biker who was injured in September of 2007 and left a paraplegic. Tara's attitude and determination serve as inspiration to thousands including myself. I first met Tara about 11 months ago. A mutual friend knew Tara was looking for a videographer for a project she had in mind. I came out to the Tara Llanes Classic last week at Northstar in Tahoe to document the event. Take a look and see what the event it all about! Keep an eye out for more stuff from Tara and I in the near future!