Uphill Into The Wind
Uphill Into The Wind participates annually in El Tour de Tucson to help raise funds in support of its mission to put more Bodies On Bikes! Through FREE bicycle loans to charity fundraising cyclists, Uphill has created a commitment to helping other charities while promoting health and fitness through the great sport of cycling. Nearly 400 individuals have participated in the program since 2009, raising more than a half million dollars for 29 different charities! And many of those individuals have gone on to purchase their own bicycle and continue to ride in charity events, raising even more money for charity!
Recruiting cyclists to ride with the Uphill team in El Tour de Tucson allows them to raise much needed funds to purchase more bicycles and maintain the current fleet. Additionally, team members are treated to a complete training schedule, weekly group training rides, fun incentive prizes and event weekend parties!
We hope you’ll join the Uphill team for El tour de Tucson 2022!
Uphill Into The Wind
Uphill Into The Wind is the charity that helps other charities. We do this by loaning bicycles to individuals who want to ride in, and fundraise for, a charity cycling event but do not have a bicycle of their own. Qualified applicants are eligible to borrow a bicycle for FREE for up to 14 weeks to train on and complete the event. They then return the bicycle to be readied for the next event and another participant.
Founded in 2009 in memory and honor of Bob Griffiths, Uphill Into The Wind has loaned bicycles to 397 participants who have raised nearly $550K for 29 different charities. Many of those individuals have gone on to purchase bicycles of their own and continue to ride in charity cycling events, raising even MORE funds for charities! And in the process, they are improving their overall health and fitness!
In 2019 Uphill partnered with the Rob Dollar Foundation to get legislation passed to have a Share the Road specialty license plate for the State of Arizona. Funds generated from the sale and renewal of the plate will help both organizations to promote safety and awareness for cyclists, runners and walkers.