Primary Beneficiary: 

A portion of our proceeds from the Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder will be donated to SDMB - Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists.  We invite you to join us in supporting SDMB and being part of the 5th annual event!  The Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists strongly supports all cycling opportunities (yes, even those road/gravel events!) in Tucson, Oracle and Southern Arizona! 

About SDMB - Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists: 

The Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the sport of mountain bicycling, and view the sport as a vehicle to promote low impact outdoor recreation, conservation, and mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible. SDMB is dedicated to protecting and enhancing mountain bicycling opportunities through:

  • providing fun, safe bicycling experiences and social events for the bicycling community, and at the same time using these events as an opportunity to educate and encourage riders.
  • promoting responsible riding and ethical behavior among the mountain bicycling community 
  • working in concert with land managers and owners to improve trails and facilities.
  • working with other user groups to ensure a quality trail experience for all users.
  • efforts to increase the diversity of the mountain bicycling community.

For more information about SDMB vsist them on the web at 

Additional Beneficiaries of the Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder include: 


Make your Ride matter more, Carry a Bead for Beads of Courage

The Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder is proud to partner with Beads of Courage, a Tucson-original non-profit organization, which makes a huge difference in the lives of children coping with cancer and other serious illness throughout the world through their arts-in-medicine programs.  Each bead kit contains a matched bead set that you carry on your ride. We believe your good energy and intentions get soaked up by these beads.  At the end of your ride, you’ll return one bead at the finish line with a personally signed note of encouragement to be given to a child that receives the other bead. The other bead you keep as a symbol of your courage to care for a child. Carry a Bead kits are $15 each and you can choose to purchase more than one. Proceeds from all Carry a Bead kits sold will directly help children record, tell and own their stories of courage. You become part of their story of strength with every bead you carry.
Make your ride matter more, Carry a Bead for Beads of Courage.​
Your beads will be available at packet pick up and on race day at the Team Beads of Courage table. 





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