Today we are announcing our official partnership with the non-profit organization Uphill Into The Wind. Uphill Into the Wind is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on putting "Bodies On Bikes. They loan bikes to individuals who ride to raise money for charities. Not everyone who rides in charity events such as El Tour de Tucson, El Tour de Mesa, Tour of Scottsdale, Tour de Cure and many others are regular riders. Some are people who decide to ride in support of a charity and are not ready to invest in the equipment that cycling requires. Once approved, all the person needs is the proper cycling shoes, clothes and helmet. Uphill has a fleet of Cannondale bikes that we at Bicycle Ranch Tucson will fit the rider. We help educate the riders on what they need, and what they need to know. The rest is up to them.
The riders do have the opportunity to buy the bike they ride should they fall in love with it, or they have the opportunity to sit down with our staff and choose the right style of bike for the riding they plan to do going forward.
With over 250 fundraising participants raising over $350,000 for 15 different charities since 2009, Uphill Into The Wind is striving to continue their mission of putting more Bodies on Bikes in support of charity cycling and triathlon events.
If you would like more information you can stop in to Bicycle Ranch Tucson or contact Uphill Into The Wind directly through their Website, uphillintothewind.org or Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/uphillintothewind/timeline.
Not owning a bike is no longer an excuse for not being able to ride.
See you on the road and as always, Pedal On!