Sponsors

Want to know more about our sponsors?  Here you go!  Please support them as they support you !!!

 Slide show pictures on home page done by Christina!

 

(shotbychristina.com)

 

ARDEN CONSTRUCTION

Rich Murray, the owner is a Certified Electrician, Licensed General contractor, and goes by the name “Big Daddy”! (Don’t ask).  I remember a few years back when he gave my wife and I a tour of a house he built.  It had 7 bathrooms!! How do you even decide which bathroom to use?  My garage door wouldn’t open – I called Rich.  My ceiling fan broke – I called Rich.  I needed some windows replaced, I called Rich.  Need some home improvement stuff done or a custom home built?  Call Rich !!!  (Seriously though, if you just need a light bulb changed, don’t call Rich!) Rich as of Feb. 2014 is building 2 monster homes (6000 square feet) up in the Ancala area!  Call Rich today!  602-292-3439 cell

  

DLA PIPER

Listen, closely!  This is THE LARGEST LAW FIRM IN THE WORLD!  Mark Nadeau, UC rider, lead sponsor of the sanctioned “2012, 2013, and 2014 Not so Underground Crit”, and sponsor of many other things cycling, has a fantastic group of attorneys located in the Esplanade at 24th and Camelback.  Everytime I call Mark, he is in New York, China, Dubai, New Zealand, I mean this guy is all over the world doing litigation!  But everytime he is in Phoenix, guess where he is at on Tuesday nights!  He specializes in very large cases involving some very large litigation but has a team of attorneys that specialize in other fields if your case is a tad smaller.  So if you ever run into something big where you need a big gun representing you, Mark is your guy!  (or if you just want to ask him some questions about a litigation matter, call him!)  By the way, if you trip on a rock and hurt your pinky toe and want to sue someone, uh… yea don’t call Mark or else I gave him permission to call you “that guy”.  http://www.dlapiper.com/mark_nadeau/

 

102.5 FM KNIX - Matt (from the Ben and Matt show)

Whether you like country music or not, if you are in Phoenix Arizona, turn the radio to 102.5 before 8:30 a.m..  Matt (morning radio guy from the Ben and Matt Show) is a loyal Underground Crit rider who also donates dough to support local racing!  Matt from the “Ben and Matt Show” on 102.5 KNIX has been cycling for 20 years and is looking to make his big comeback this year after a 12-year hiatus from racing. He wears the Fleming’s kit and races 40+ or cat 3. Matt came to Phoenix 5 years ago to host the morning show on the legendary country radio station KNIX and can be heard from weekdays from 5-10am.  Hey do we have a celebrity as an Underground Crit rider or what?  He also said he would give every Underground Crit rider free tickets to any country concert they want to go to in 2013?!  Wow!  Or maybe he said “If you tell any UC rider that I will give them free concert tickets Iwill smack you”.  Actually I think the latter is what he said. By the way, Matt broke his him Dec. 2013 on Christmas day showing off on his mountain bike – make sure to give him a hard time about that!  http://benandmatt.iheart.com/pages/ben-matt-blog.html/

 

LAW OFFICES OF DERRON D. WOODFORK

Derron Woodfork is an attorney that specializes in DUI, criminal issues and personal injury law.  He is an avid cyclist that used to race juniors with our other sponsor Tim Risley!  You can always find Derron riding every Tuesday night at the underground crit or on the Bike Ranch ride on Saturday mornings.  He has been practicing law for 12 years and been racing since 1988!  This is the guy that hopefully you will never have to call but keep him in mind just in case you need too!  Email him to get on his newsletter – pretty interesting stuff!  http://woodforklaw.com/

 

FASTER

First of all, you need to capitalize FASTER every time you use it when you write something.  Second of all, have you seen all the wins in the 40+ in 2011-2013 by a guy named “James Kramer”?  Yea, that would be the owner of this place.  In 2014 his masters team is crushing it!  James puts out over 1800 watts on his sprint and is a UC rider ?!?  FASTER is located over by West World in North Scottsdale.   He is an avid UC rider and very involved in AZ cycling and the community!  This is more of a performance center than a bike shop.  FASTER HAS A WIND TUNNEL! It is the only dedicated wind tunnel specifically for cycling in the world!  Need some recovery boots, hot/cold tubs for recovery, or a 6000.00 dollar Cervelo that my wife would kill me if I bought? Go see the boys at FASTER !! www.Ride-Faster.com

 

FARMERS INSURANCE – RAY PAPINEAU

Ray announced all the primes at the beginning of each race at the 2012-2014 “Not So Underground Crit”.  He was also in charge of giving out the primes to the winners.  Ray yelled at me a lot for making him in charge of primes.  Do you even know who your insurance guy is?  If not I know one that is riding next to you every Tuesday night!  Home, auto, hotel, business, motorcycle, RV, boat , space shuttle – listen, whatever you need insured, I know who can do it!  Check his website and give Ray a call! www.FarmersAgent.com/rpapineau

 

FLEMING WEALTH STRATEGIES, LLC

No, I don’t own the steak house.  Good Lord whats wrong with you people. www.FlemingWealthStrategies.com.  By the way, I am willing to sit down with any cyclist and give them a free consultation no matter how big or small your financial situation is. Taxes, estate planning, running retirement numbers, disability and life insurance, long term care, titling of assets, investments, charitable giving, … as a Certified Financial Planner, let me be a sounding board for you at no cost.  Or just come into my office and we will go to lunch at Paradise bakery and eat cookies together.

 

ALERUS BANK

Greg Barrett is a 50/60+ racer (on the podium a lot!) and a Underground Crit rider.  He is the Senior Relationship manager for Alerus Bank – this is a small bank here in Phoenix located on the NE corner of Frank Lloyd Wright and Scottsdale road.  The bank is headquartered in North Dakota and they are trying to branch into the Phoenix Markets.  If you are a business owner, you know the large banks don’t loan money out and don’t help you much.  Alerus bank would like your business and Greg can help you with lines of credit, merchant services, commercial real estate and equipment financing, cash management, vehicle financing, and all other sorts of good stuff.  More and more people are going to these strong community banks – because they are nice to you, you aren’t just a number, and they can help you grow your small to medium size business.  Call Greg today at 480-905-2419 and visit alerusfinancial.com !

 

TROON GOLF

Troon is the largest 3rd party golf course management company in the world, but they started from and are based right here in the Valley. They manage 15 of the best courses in Phoenix, 4 in Tucson and even a private club in each Flag and Show Low. But the coolest part is they are a fitness minded company, they support cycling, have like 10 guys that cycle regularly and are big supporters of the UC. So, if you plan to go play golf, think of Troon and if you want a deal, email them and they will knock 20% off their Troon Card just for liking Troon Golf and the UC on Facebook. Ride Your Bike and Play More Golf! Email Ryan Walls = rwalls@troongolf.com (Ryan broke his collarbone in the cat 5 race at the UC in Jan. 2014 – make sure to ask him to show you a picture of the X-ray!)

www.troongolf.com  www.trooncard.com

 

VR7

Bryan Staub pretty much designs every kit you see out there in Phoenix.  Look for his VR7 logo on people’s jerseys.  Need a few kits or a hundred kits?  Email Bryan = bryanstaub@cox.net

www.vrseven.com