ADHD America was established as a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of reaching the nearly 7 million school-aged students and young adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD. We believe that many parents, particularly those in underserved communities, are unaware of the consequences ADHD can have on the lives of their children, not the least of which are the potentially severe physical and mental side effects of ADHD medication. There are alternatives to taking yet another pill! Through the development of a Digital Therapeutic smartphone application (ADHDmyway), we will provide an ADHD “Virtual Coach” to guide proper study habits, nutrition guidance, exercise advice, and more. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with the effects of this disorder.
This fall we will be piloting a program at a Milwaukee high school. Members of our team will be “training partners” with students from their school who are diagnosed with ADHD. We will provide everything necessary for these students to train as part of our team, bikes, clothing, access to the indoor training center, etc., without the expectation of them actually racing. We are hopeful that, as has been shown in other research, consistent moderate to high level exercise, at least 30 minutes daily, will promote a positive change in the students ability to manage the effects of their ADHD. Your support will help make this possible!
Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fund raising adventure ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide. Participants are novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional cyclists riding 100% human powered bicycles.
El Tour riders share a desire to ride, meet great people, raise contributions for charities and have fun. Participants enjoy the ride and its festivities out of a passion for cycling, as a benchmark for a wellness program , as a symbol of surviving a major illness or other life challenge or to honor another person.
Main event distances are 100, 50, or 25 miles featuring beautiful vistas of Tucson’s four surrounding mountain ranges against the backdrop of the iconic Saguaro cactus. Course profiles range from flat to rolling or moderately hilly. The 25-mile route is mostly flat - great for families and perfect for a first-time event! The 100 mile event features the famous “creek crossing.”
The 100-mile start line is at Armory Park in Downtown Tucson which also hosts the finish line celebration for all distances. Cyclists collect a special finisher’s medallion based on distance and/or finish time. Party with family and friends at the Fiesta complete with non-stop music, the Beer Garden, food vendors, El Tour Perimeter Store merchandise, kids activities, the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony!