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New and returning sponsors support Arthritis Foundation's California tour

Published August 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride will depart from San Francisco on Sept. 9 backed by presenting sponsor Amgen and a host of industry and non-endemic sponsors.

Biotech company Amgen is the longstanding lead sponsor of the Foundation's eight-day fundraising ride, and the company also recruits a team to fundraise and ride it.

"We are proud to be a longtime supporter of the Arthritis Foundation and the California Coast Classic," said Helen Jordan, vice president and general manager of inflammation and nephrology at Amgen. "As part of our continued dedication to helping improve the care of patients living with rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases, we are thrilled to have a team complete the Tour each year."

DT Swiss and KIND Snacks are both new sponsors for 2017. DT Swiss will provide riders the opportunity to demo the brand's high-end road wheels, and KIND Snacks will help fuel riders during the 570-mile tour, which concludes Sept. 16 in Los Angeles.

"It's our pleasure to support a great ride and a worthy cause," said DT Swiss marketing and events manager Shane Hensley.

Additional sponsors of the 17th annual California Coast Classic Bike Tour include Dole, Ergodyne, Genentech, Harmless Harvest, Honey Stinger, Safeway and ViaSat.

More information is available on the Arthritis Foundation website.

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