THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS WHO MAKE EL GRUPO POSSIBLE!
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Below are all 2014 Team El Grupo “Jersey” Sponsors…
PlatinumAnimal Health Hospital
Tucson’s premier veterinary hospital on the east side run by Dr. Kipp Metzger, a very long time Tucson cyclist who also started as a junior and loves getting to ride with El Grupo from time to time.
Zuckerman Community Outreach Foundation
Supports individuals and organizations that promote health and wellness in Southern Arizona and on a national level. Jay and Amy Zuckerman (brother and sister) are central to the family foundation.
Formed in 1953, Panaracer began manufacturing rubber products for a variety of commercial and consumer applications. In 1978 they began to exclusively manufacture bicycle tires so they could carefully focus on producing the finest tires available today. Without a doubt, Panaracer is the last Japanese manufacturer still producing bicycle tires in Japan.
SunPower Elite Dealer
(supplier to TFS and co-sponsor) Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, SunPower has the highest panel efficiency available for commercial applications. SunPower’s high-efficiency panels generate up to 50 percent more power per unit area than conventional solar panels, which makes them a great option when roof space is limited. These panels are uniquely attractive with an all-black appearance.
Technicians for Sustainability
A Tucson based, locally owned, mission-driven company specializing in renewable energy and sustainable technologies. They install high quality, clean solar electric and solar hot water systems that are built to last.
Locally owned and operated since 1998, they offer a variety of hand-crafted breads, delicious sandwiches, house-made soups, fresh salads and decadent pastries all in a comfortable and friendly environment. What sets Beyond Bread apart from its competition is its commitment to make just about everything from scratch, using only the finest ingredients. New Sponsor for 2014.
Fair Wheel Bikes
A premier local bike shop that is owned by Ralph Phillips. He has been assisting and supporting El Grupo for years, employs many alumni riders, and actively solicits other sponsors/donors. Dealer sponsor for Specialized grant for Summer Bike Camp program. Also the sponsoring shop for local “Shoot Out” rides.
GABA Greater Arizona Bicycle Association
Non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage bicycle riding for recreation, fitness and transportation by offering local day rides and multi-day rides in Arizona and New Mexico (i.e. Luna Lake bike tour). First sponsor ever for El Grupo!
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
A group practice of highly educated and experienced physicians, providing services in Southern Arizona since 1985. SAA represents excellence in anesthesia care, providing a full range of high-quality, board certified, physician anesthesia services to most private hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the Tucson area. New sponsor for 2014.
CopperCarmichael Training Systems
Founded by Olympian and 1999 US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, CTS delivers world-class personal coaching services – based on our Train Right Philosophy – to athletes of all abilities, across the complete spectrum of endurance sports. One of four training facilities in the country is here in Tucson, AZ. They provide us with help in structuring our training calendar, help obtain equipment, and provide physiological testing.
Fitworks Cycling Support
Kurt Rosenquist is a bikefit professional who puts the cyclist in full control of his or her equipment and physical progress. Through this process, the client gains greater confidence and performance through optimized positioning, awareness, and technique. New sponsor for 2014.
Heart Center of Southern AZ
Offers patient-oriented prevention and treatment of heart conditions and cardiovascular disease by board certified cardiologists. Dr. Kathryn Bates is the sponsoring member. New sponsor for 2014.
Light and Motion
Designing and building lights for over 20 years – from underwater to commuter to high power mountain bike night lights. They provide discounted lights, rentals and support for El Grupo at 24 Hour MTB events.
Member owned company that inspires, educates and outfits for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Tucson store has been wonderful to El Grupo over the years providing sponsorship in tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and more. It’s the place to get all your outdoor adventure gear.
TBC Tucson Bicycle Classic
A 3-day road bike stage race that has been running since 1986. Steve Bohn (volunteer coach) has been running the race since day 1. The best race in town, and maybe in the Southwest. El Grupo provides parent volunteer support for the race and we tend to have a huge presence.
Willie’s World Cycling
Magnificent private bike tours for up to 10 travelers that showcases the art of cycling, food, and wine and the pleasures and treasures of Italy. Founder and President, Willie Joffroy is an avid cyclist, born in Nogales, AZ. New sponsor for 2014.