Tour De Sponsor
We celebrated PAA club sponsors on today’s Tour de Sponsors 2017 club ride!
We started the ride at RE/MAX | The Loeffler Team Real Estate office in San Marino. Eddie Ramirez represented the Loeffler Team and did all the early morning ride set up.
Thomas Cassidy and new member Bobbie Kmet provided great SAG support with lots of delicious food to fuel us along the ride. Armando Pacheco provided nicely laminated route slips designed by Nathan Miller of Matt Construction. Nathan created this annual ride that takes us to club sponsors’ locations and route challenges along the way.
Ride photographer Stellar Kellar took group and action pictures throughout the ride with Gary Menjikian as her driver. There are lots of good shots that you’ll get to see in the near future.
Nathan Miller led us to Matt Construction’s current project at Cal Tech then off to Park Place Dental where Dr. Bob Shimasaki and Cleo the canine cutie greeted us. Tony Bhava was the lucky raffle winner of the generous Park Place Dental Sponsors Choice Award basket filled with bike bottles, dental and bike supplies.
We took a quick jaunt over to Incycle Bicycles where store manager Jason Chancellor met us. Conor Jones was the lucky raffle winner of Incycle Bicycles swag. Ride leaders, Jordan Greer, Craig and Judy Pettigrew with Nathan Miller in the lead took to the streets again to go up and over Glen Oaks for sponsors Brandon Heflin’s Centric Bike KOM and Coach Rick Babington’s Positive Moves QOM Challenges. Congratulations to Jon Lang who won KOM Sponsors Choice Award Centric Bike jersey and socks and John Schulhof Climb Like a Sprinter Sponsors Choice Award Centric Bike t-shirt and socks. Congratulations QOM Judy Pettigrew, winner of Coach Rick’s Positive Moves Sponsors Choice Award Retul Bike Fit!
Michael Hagler of Around the Cycle met us at his shop where coffee & donuts were served as riders guessed the cost of a bike. The winner of the Sponsor Choice Award Around the Cycle swag was Darrin Hasham. The group rode over to Nancy Bond Insurance Services where her Sponsor Choice Awards were presented. Willis Tseng won Most Likely Not to File a Claim for being the rider who was pointing out every obstacle along the ride. Darrin Hasham won the Safest Rider Sponsors Choice Award.
Conor Jones won the Polsinelli Sponsors Choice Award sprint challenge on the ride back to RE/MAX | The Loeffler Team Real Estate for the post ride lunch.
Thank you PAA club sponsors for your generous support for today’s ride and through out the year including Franco Bicycles, Carole Neary, Cal Bike Law, and Louis Garneau. Thank you Endurance Team members for the lunch set up, take down and work behind the scenes including Joe Garcia, Sue Montgomery, and Keli Roberts.
What a great ride! We love our club sponsors!