United Blood Services Announces 5th Annual Tour de Hero Bike Ride

coffeemug_1colorRegistration is now open for United Blood Services 5th Annual Tour de Hero 100K/50K bike ride scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.  Tour de Hero was created to help raise awareness and increase blood donations for patients during the winter holiday season. Riders are encouraged to recruit blood donors to give at a United Blood Services donor center between Nov. 1 and Jan. 10, earning discounted registration fees and one ticket for great raffle prizes for each donor recruited.  For information and to register, visit www.ArizonaHero.com/TourdeHero.  Then, grab your bike, have a great ride and become a hero to Arizona’s hospital patients this holiday season!

United Blood Services 5th Annual Tour de Hero Bike Ride
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Start/Finish/Grand Finale Lunch: UBS Headquarters, 6220 E. Oak St., Scottsdale


For Details & Registration, Visit www.ArizonaHero.com/TourdeHero
$25 Advance Registration + 50 Points (Increases to $50 after Dec. 15)
Points earned by recruiting blood donors and/or cash sponsors

  • 9:00am Advanced Ride: 100K/62-Mile
  • 10:00 Intermediate Ride: 50K/31-Mile
  • Noon – 3:00pm: Complimentary Finish Line Lunch

Sponsored by:
United Blood Services, Los Freeloaders Cycling Team, Bike Barn, Global Bikes, Southwest Bicycles, Sunday Cycles, Tribe Multisport, Chompie’s, Clif Bars, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Soleri at Cosanti, Polsinelli & Universal Technical Institute

During the fish line lunch, riders will personally meet and hear the stories of blood recipients whose lives were saved by blood donors.  Cyclists will ride in the name of a participating Arizona blood recipient and wear a UBS photo bib pinned on their jersey in the recipient’s honor.  Tour de Hero is scheduled to begin and end at the United Blood Services headquarters in Scottsdale, with rest stop locations throughout the ride and a complimentary finish line lunch.

 Since the inception of the ride, Tour de Hero cyclists have recruited nearly 650 blood donors to support hospital patients during the most difficult time of the year to maintain Arizona’s blood supply.  “A single donation can save several lives because blood can be separated into components,” said Audrey Jennings, United Blood Services Regional Center Director.  “In just one hour, each donor can be a hero for an accident victim, a person undergoing surgery and a child receiving treatment for cancer.”  Find the Hero in You at Tour de Hero!