This year, 22 Cyclemasters members participated with approximately 7,500 other riders in the annual El Tour de Tucson. El Tour de Tucson is a fundraising ride and the longest-running event of its kind in Arizona since 1983. Participants range from novices to professionals who ride out of a passion for cycling, as a benchmark for a wellness program, as a symbol of surviving a major illness or other life challenge, or to honor another person.
The Cyclemasters congratulate those who participated in the November 2023 event:
102 miles: Joel Ficke, John Boyd, Todd Hubbell, Gerry Goode, Mike Donaldson, Shannon Bews
63 miles: John Sohikian, Donna Sohikian, Mike Schmaltz, Randy Olson, Marty Herbert, Kurt McMillen, Ray Malaski, Jim Doyle, Mike Hart, John Roberts, Rod Hutton, Marc Elvy, Pam Elvy, Karen Murphy
32 miles: Wanda Ross, Denise Dame
Cyclemasters is a SaddleBrooke cycling club with approximately 200 members. Besides the weekly social rides, Cyclemasters delivers the SaddleBrooke Progress to raise money for charitable organizations. This year, $1,000 was donated to SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, and $500 (with a matching $500 by Trek) was donated to World Bicycle Relief. Cyclemasters also purchase bikes for children in San Manuel and Mountain Vista School in Oracle.
If you are interested in cycling and meeting others with common interests, please consider joining Cyclemasters on a Saturday morning ride! This time of year, Cyclemasters meet at 9 a.m. by the bocce ball courts in SaddleBrooke One. After riding in groups for an hour-long bike ride, they gather for fellowship at the RoadRunner Grill. For more information about Cyclemasters, please visit saddlebrookecyclemasters.org.