August 4, 2015
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Inspired and frustrated by their mothers’ battle with breast cancer, two North Lake Tahoe locals had to do something.
Combining their love of skateboarding and their families, Skate the Lake, a 28-mile skateboard relay along the North Lake Tahoe bike path was born. Eleven years later the relay to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer is still going strong along with their moms. Skate the Lake takes place August 15, 2015.
All proceeds from the relay will be donated to Boarding for Breast Cancer in order to raise awareness of a targeted group of individuals in their youth.
Skate the Lake is a 28-mile longboarding marathon that promotes an active lifestyle while raising awareness and funds for Boarding For Breast Cancer’s (B4BC) education and prevention programs. Come out and longboard, bike, blade, or rollerskate with B4BC on August 15th!
This unique event which runs along a 28-mile portion of the beautiful and serene Lake Tahoe is a part of B4BC’s summer long Skate Series, that also includes the 9th Annual Skate the Coast [L.A.], an 18-mile coastline route from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach, CA, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop.
The series attracts skaters young and old and of all abilities to push for the cause!
Please help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 for B4BC’s outreach and prevention programs and a local Tahoe non-profit. Here’s how you can get on board:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th: KICK-OFF PARTY Art Haus, Details TBD
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th: SKATE THE LAKE! 7:30 AM (SHARP!) – Meet in the 64 Acres parking lot in Tahoe City. Skate, Bike or Rollerskate 28-miles along the Lake Tahoe bike path
(3) Hydration Stations along the way. Celebration and awards ceremony at the finish
Please note: All participants are required to sign waivers. If you are under 18, you must have signatures from a parent or legal guardian and wear a helmet. Helmets are MANDATORY for everyone, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Longboards are usually the standard, but shorties, or any and all participation is encouraged including bike riding, walking, volunteering or simply cheering on the participants. The day’s activities include the skate, live music, and education provided by Boarding for Breast Cancer educational booth.
For more details, visit https://www.classy.org/lake-tahoe/events/b4bcs-skate-lake-2015/e52548
The story behind Skate the Lake.
Skate the Lake was created in 2005 by two North Lake Tahoe friends, Chuck Vogt and Curt Sterner. Both Chuck and Curt’s mom’s were battling battle breast cancer and they wanted to do something to voice their frustrations. They combined their passion for longboarding and music and created Skate the Lake to honor their mothers and help raise breast cancer awareness in Lake Tahoe.
The tragedy has helped to unite a mother and son, nurture a local cause and the meaning of love and relationships.