Associate Sponsors

audiological servicesAudiological Services of Northern California: Audiologist Steve Blakemore has over fifteen years experience providing highly-skilled audiology and  hearing healthcare services to the people of the Modesto and Turlock communities. He is the owner of Blakemore Center for Hearing & Balance and provides hearing health services to people of all ages, newborns through adults. He is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology and the California Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


It’s no coincidence that Bell is both the first name in speed and the first name in helmets. Born in the 1950’s California hot rod and racing scene, Bell founder Roy Richter built an entire industry anticipating the unmet needs of those with a speed-hungry disposition. People wanted to drive fast … he corralled all the go-fast parts he could find into the world’s first speed shop. They wanted to race … he built them race cars. And when the need-for-speed started to reveal some grim realities, Roy did something about that too and Bell Helmets was born. Whether for auto racing, motorcycling or bicycling, Bell is synonymous with instilling confidence and enabling awesomeness. Established 1954, proven ever since. Bell is committed to supporting the sports we were born from and the organizations that preserve, enhance and elevate these activities – including the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Bikes Belong, and Safe Kids Worldwide.


bird-hayesAs a real estate team, Karin Bird & Scott Hayes bring a diverse set of skills to the table.

Karin has been licensed since 1987 and a broker since 1993.  She owned her own real estate company for 13 years and successfully built up a small company into a major player in the area. Karin’s years of experience and attention to detail allow her to assist her clients through almost any transaction no matter how complex. Scott has been a licensed real estate agent since 2003 and is a certified EcoBroker as well as Certified in Distressed Properties..  This is the second career for Scott.  Prior to launching his real estate career Scott spent several years running marketing organization for multibillion dollar companies such as MCI and Qwest Communications.  Through this experience Scott brings a wealth of business, negotiation and marketing experience to his clients. Combined, Scott and Karin are a powerful, proven team.


breakingawaySince 1985, Breaking Away has been offering Bicycle Tours and cycling vacations to Europe and California. We’ve invited fitness, touring and racing cyclists to join us on cycling trips that “exceed all expectations.” Our guests have spread the word that we offer something very special indeed, with referrals comprising nearly 80% of our clientele each year. We are honored to have been selected as “must do trips” by Bicycling Magazine, VeloNews, Outside and Men’s Journal. Come celebrate our 30th year by joining us and our professional staff for a vacation this summer. Nothing compares with the cycling, excitement and camaraderie you’ll experience with us. See you on the road!


Secondary_Shortlogo_Black_Background_versionChallenge creates handmade Tubular, Open Tubular and Clincher tires using an artisan process that allows the rubber to retain its natural properties. By avoiding the industry-standard vulcanization process, which requires extremely high heat, Challenge provides tires with the superior grip, performance and comfort required by demanding professional athletes and everyday riders. Continuous research in sophisticated raw materials and production processes make Challenge unique. Challenge offers top-end Silk and Cotton casings with the highest thread count possible, plus puncture protection and advanced natural rubber compounds for suppleness, safety and strength. Demanding riders who strive to excel choose Challenge.




crankbros_cropCrank Brothers believe in a place where design meets the trail. Their goal is to take riders to new places with a new appreciation for how a mountain bike can perform. Their design process and objectives are simple: start with a blank page and finish with a product that can change the way we see bikes, enhance the ride, and transform the rider.



Dentons is now the world’s largest law firm with more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries, including offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Oakland (opening in 2016).  The firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Jeff Fillerup in the Silicon Valley office serves as Pen Velo’s general counsel.


excelsior_logo_blackbkgdExcelsior Roofing Co. is the oldest and most experienced roofing company in San Francisco.  Excelsior has provided professional and reliable roofing services in the Bay Area for more than 100 years!  Excelsior Roofing is committed to offering homeowners and businesses the best quality, service and price for their roofing needs.


Pacific THERx Physical Therapy – Portola Valley : We welcome a general orthopaedic out-patient population – all ages and activity levels. Our strategy includes the following: Soft Tissue Mobilization, Joint Mobilization, Therapeutic Exercise, and Patient Education.

It’s all about you! Each comprehensive training system is designed to personally addresses the client’s lifestyle, nutrition and personal goals. Our engaged trainers take a results-oriented approach and draw upon training techniques selected specifically to meet the individual goals of each client.




Ritchey Design, Inc. is recognized around the world as one of the cycling industry’s premier innovators of high-quality bicycle components. Formed in 1974 by Tom Ritchey, the company actively designs a steady stream of new products, while constantly improving upon existing components, refining their lightness and durability with untiring drive. Modern day enthusiasts are very knowledgeable about their choices in the parts upgrade quest – Ritchey strives to be their very first choice.


In 1985 Rudy Barbazza created Rudy Project in Treviso Italy with a firm conviction to improve the performance of athletes all over the world. A love of progress, a passion for style and a keen eye for quality all contributed to give life to his Vision: the world’s most technologically advanced sports eyewear. Rudy Project works in cooperation with athletes from all fields, listening to what they want and what they need. Rudy Project never stops researching to find the most advanced materials to develop products that elevate your performance. Technically Cool: the two words that can best sum up this Vision; the two words that best express the DNA of each and every design carrying the brand Rudy Project.


showers_pass_newblackThe best windproof-waterproof cycling gear anywhere! Designed by cyclists in the Pacific Northwest where rain, wind and cold is the environment, Showers Pass cycling gear is technically engineered for racers, commuters, messengers and everyday cycling enthusiasts. Inspired by challenging rides and weather of northern California’s mountainous Showers Pass Road, Showers Pass has been making technical cycling jackets since 1997 combining superior fabrics with optimal ventilation.


skaates_logo_darkbgSkaates, Inc. is a premier installer of plumbing and hydronics in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years.  In addition to providing full-service plumbing, Skaates specializes in the installation of plumbing and hydronic heating systems. With fast response time, competitive rates, and reliable service, Skaates, Inc. is your one source for professional plumbing and heating services.





spiteris_logo_clrbkgdSpiteri’s Complete Auto Service is a premier automotive service center, located in the center of the San Francisco Peninsula.  Spiteri’s  technicians are ASE certified and the facility has earned the prestigious “Blue Seal of Excellence” as a result. With decades of experience, a dedication to service and quality, and the support of a great community, Spiteri’s has become a local institution.


stages-cycling-logoblack Stages Cycling has brought advanced technology and power-based training to all disciplines of performance cycling. Its compact, elegant design makes the Stages Power meter is perfect for any cyclist whether looking for their first power meter or a savvy power-training expert wanting to add power measurement to a second MTB, ‘cross or DH bike.  Stages Power meters are the lightest, smallest, most technologically advanced unit available today. Stages–because cycling is your passion.



vockerkristofferson_blackbkgdVocker Kristofferson and Co. offers a wide range of accounting services to individual and business clients. Because the firm is relatively small, clients benefit by getting personalized, quality service that is beyond comparison. Services include (but are not limited to) tax planning and preparation, estate and trust tax preparation, financial forecasts and projections, accounting services, audits, reviews and compilations, cash flow and budgeting analysis, financial statements, business entity selection, and estate planning. Continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of a commitment to excellence.


wheelbuilderThe goal at is to provide extremely high quality products and services through careful quality control and parts selection. Every wheel, whether hand-built or factory-purchased, goes through a rigorous measurement, inspection, and adjustment process. Because every application is unique, Wheelbuilder believes it is necessary to communicate with each customer prior to beginning a custom wheel build. This process allows Wheelbuilder to help customers select ideal components based upon riding style, weight, durability, and of course budget.


zealios_logo_clearbkgZealios was founded in 2009 when a group of health-conscious athletes set out to create the finest sunscreen on the planet. Zealios has now expanded its mission to create a full line of high quality personal care products for endurance athletes–from training day, to race day, to recovery & prevention. We design our product formulas to enrich performance, cleansing, and restorative needs of athletes everywhere. Why? Because performance matters.