Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 7:15am to 8:30am
More than 200 local cyclists in training for the upcoming University Medical Center El Tour de Tucson will participate in their ninth and final Sunday practice ride on Nov. 14 with Carmichael Training Systems (CTS).
UMC sponsored the nine-week CTS cycling clinics and training rides for hospital employees and others preparing for El Tour. Carmichael Training Systems was founded by former Olympic cyclist Chris Carmichael, longtime personal coach to cycling great Lance Armstrong.
Cyclists will assemble at the Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., and Allen Road, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday for coffee and brief remarks by UMC Chief Executive Officer Karen Mlawsky and Kevin Burns, interim president and CEO for UA Healthcare. Both are in training for El Tour de Tucson.
“It’s so exciting for us to be a part of this Tucson sporting tradition,” said Burns, a longtime El Tour participant. “UMC is home to Tucson’s only Level 1 trauma center and some of the most advanced medical technologies in the nation, but we also are great supporters of prevention, wellness and physical fitness.”
Cyclists will begin their practice ride about 7:15 a.m. and return to UMC North approximately 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. for fruit and coffee donated by ARAMARK and Sous Chef Catering.