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Welcome to the
2018 SPRING Edition of Tail Winds, 
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Great Time to be Outdoors

So, here we are at another Holualoa Companies El Tour de Mesa. In fact, it’s our 28th one and we’re excited about it for a number of reasons. It looks like we’ll have a little more than 1,500 riders for the event. It’s a number we’re accustomed to through the years and one we’re comfortable with as we get to know the Valley of the Sun every year.

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10 Perimeter Accomplishments
Perimeter Bicycling members spend plenty of time on the bike reaching goals and dreams. Many ride their favorite perimeter courses or find new ones. We like to say they are accomplished.

14 Holualoa Companies El Tour de Mesa
After quick debate it was very apparent who our dedication recipient for El Tour de Mesa would be: Wayne Churchman, who has been with Perimeter Bicycling for more than a decade. He’s been the ride’s director for nearly 10 years. He’s more than worthy for the award. Congrats!

15 Doctor’s Orders: Ride for the Health of it
When you ride a bike you’ll find every profession riding alongside. That’s definitely true if you ride in El Tour de Mesa on April 7. We profile three doctors who you might see on the route in Mesa. One who will definitely be there is Dan McGehee, who has ridden in the event a number of times. They do it to promote their health and the health of others.

16 She Ran with Llamas
Writer and runner Tracey Metcalfe Rowley spent a weekend in Colorado with her daughter, Paige, and had a great time running with Llamas. Yes, Llamas. She picked a good one in Sunrise, a champion runner too.

18 ASARCO – A big part of El Tour
One of our great sponsors is ASARCO, who have been with us for five years. Not only do they help support us with financial support but it also brings about 15 riders to the event. “ASARCO has always been part of our community … it’s extremely important,” said rider Jesus Chavez.

20 For Erin McGinnis, Age is but a number
Erin McGinnis is a 71-year-old woman who loves to compete, although she started late in life when athletics is involved. She learned how to ride a bike, swim and run, even though she suffers from a paralyzed leg. She’s racking up awards with her determination.

20 Cyclist, Ironman Stallworth Keeps Busy Staying in Shape
Brett Stallworth loves being on a bike and now he has his two daughters on their own too. They also have followed him in becoming strong Ironman competitors. As for Stallworth, he rides thousands of miles a year but has turned his sights on becoming a strong Ironman competitor.

21 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
For nearly 20 years, Todd Sadow has put on 24 Hours and it continues to be a great success with nearly 2,000 participants. Mountain bikers come from all over the world to enjoy the southern Arizona weather and the adventure that 24 Hours shows. It’s a crazy weekend that everyone loves.

23 Perimeter World Records
Perimeter Bicycling World Records are declared for those cyclists who bicycle the perimeter of any defined geographical boundary of 50 miles or more such as: towns, cities, lakes, counties, states or countries. All Perimeter Bicycling Records are verified and declared by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc.


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