From December through May, The Homestretch Foundation hosts “Spin with the Stretchies” group ride: Friday mornings, open to all Tucson cyclists. An easy, recovery-pace ride (15mph/22kph maximum speed!), 15 mile ride around the flat neighborhoods of Northeast Tucson, giving local/visiting cyclists a chance to chat, laugh and interact with “The Stretchies,” our pro/elite cyclists in residence at Homestretch Foundation. We ride for 60min then hang out at Le Buzz for post-ride coffee & treats. Easy pace, no drop, everyone welcome. You must wear a helmet and be comfortable riding two abreast. We start/finish at the original Le Buzz Caffe @ 9191 E Tanque Verde Rd.
December 1 through April 30th: 10a depart
May 1 – 15th: 9a depart
Rain protocol: If it’s raining lightly, we ride! If it’s raining nasty, we stay in and have coffee together at Le Buzz! Either way, it’s on.
“The mission of The Homestretch Foundation is to level the playing field of salary discrepancy in sport, so that female professional athletes have the same wages and equal opportunities as male professional athletes. Regardless of an athlete’s socioeconomic and/or life circumstances, we want all women to pursue their careers as athletes without compromise, inequality or injustice.” –Kathryn Bertine, Founder.
The Homestretch Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides temporary housing and other resources to professional or elite athletes—primarily female athletes—who face financial and economic discrepancies. In support of our mission, Homestretch Foundation:
* Assists low-income female professional athletes with free housing
* Bridges the wage gap of salary inequity for women in all occupations
* Provides resources and networking for post-athletic careers
* Provides opportunities for our members to thrive in their post-athletic careers
* Allows donors/members to book our facility in the off-season