CAW E15: Todd Sadow; Epic Rides

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About Todd Sadow

Born and raised in Texas, Todd Sadow has long been interested in competitive cycling, racing road cycles before moving to Tucson for college and shifting his focus to the growing sport of mountain biking.  Early on, however, he did what many enthusiasts find themselves forced to do – keep their hobby firmly into the “hobby” column and head out to work each morning. 

For Todd, work was a rising career in the world of retail real estate development and management company who built and managed mall properties across the United States.  Unlike most, however, Todd made the leap so many dream of: leaving the corporate world to fill a void he saw in the cycling community and pursuing his dream by building a career in the cycling industry hosting signature mountain biking events across the country. 

Since that fateful day, his company – Epic Rides – has grown to one of the most recognizable names in the field, hosting events in Arizona, Nevada, Arkansas and Colorado which include its signature 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race – the longest-running American event of its type – based right here in Tucson. 


About Epic Rides 

From humble beginnings, the passion project now known as Epic Rides has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in mountain bike events, starting with the organization’s first Tour of the White Mountains and now preparing to host events in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Arkansas.  The organization is perhaps best known for its iconic 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo event, the longest running race of its type in the United States, which will be celebrating its 22nd running in 2022. 

With participants ranging from Olympic athletes to documentary filmmakers and local weekend warriors, their events are billed as a platform for personal achievement, camaraderie, challenge and life driving motivation (and satisfaction). Maybe even more notably, they are designed solely to deliver happiness to all involved while spreading the gospel of mountain biking. 

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Matt NelsonSenior Vice PresidentCrest Insurance Group 
Matt is a Senior Vice President at Crest Insurance Group in Tucson, consulting with companies to identify and implement insurance, risk management, and employee benefits solutions.  With more than 15 years of industry experience, he has served as a keynote speaker on the healthcare industry, leadership, workplace culture, and risk management for professional organizations throughout Southern Arizona, including the City of Tucson, Greater Tucson Leadership, the Financial Executives and Affiliates of Tucson, and the CEO Roundtable of Tucson. 

Matt is an active member in the Tucson community, having served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Arizona Army National Guard and volunteering with multiple local organizations, including as Treasurer and a Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southern Arizona, a volunteer with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Chair of the Pima County JTED’s Business and Industry Council, a builder with Habitat for Humanity and many other local youth charities. 
Phone: 520.784.7636 

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