Join Us In Supporting Veterans Through Cycling


Discover Marana is proud to support the Project Echelon Gran Fondo ride in 2024!

Project Echelon is a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Continental Professional Cycling Team that educates, equips and empowers veterans and their communities through physical activity and self discovery. As an organization, Project Echelon removes the barriers to healing by fostering relationships between veterans, their communities, and professional athletes through mentorship, structure, and the promotion of long-term health and well-being through endurance sport.

As a Purple Heart Town, this mission matches the vision of the Town of Marana to support its Veteran community.

As part of their Gala Weekend in Oro Valley, the non-profit will be hosting a Gran Fondo Ride (a non-competitive ride of either 75 or 55 miles) with Veterans across the region on Sunday, March 3rd.

Project Echelon reports that 300 riders from around the world are expected to participate in the Gran Fondo. Discover Marana is a proud sponsor of this event.

We’ll bring you more information soon on how to greet the riders at their rest stop, along with the ride route.

Follow Project Echelon on Instagram.