El Tour de Tucson
Presented by Casino Del Sol Resort
America’s Largest Perimeter Bicycling event is for cyclists of all ages and abilities who ride 104, 75, 55, 40 or 25 (NEW!) miles in the main event or 11, 5 or 1/4 miles in the Fun Ride or for minutes not miles in Indoor El Tour. Have fun, ride your bike, stay safe and join us on Saturday November 19, 2016!
On this page you can register for El Tour’s main event distances: 104, 75, 55, 40 and (new) 25 miles. Bike Patrol registration is available here. Fun Ride registration will be available in April.
2015 EL TOUR RESULTS!
El Tour 2015 Results
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The 104-mile main event will start and finish Children's Museum Tucson on Sixth Avenue, south of Broadway Boulevard, in downtown Tucson. Details on this and all other El Tour events, including the 75-mile, 55-mile, and 40-mile rides, are available on perimeterbicycling.com.
Event activities include Training Classes and Training Rides, Bike Patrol Certification, a two-day Bicycle/Fitness/Health EXPO with Beer Garden, Orientation Meetings, a Dedication Dinner, and, for the 11th year, Indoor El Tour.
Finally, for the 34th time since 1983, cyclists of all ages and abilities will cycle the perimeter of Tucson, Arizona enjoying the cactus-studded mountain views in the 104, 75, 55 and 40-mile events and in the 11, 5, and 1/4-mile Fun Ride events.
El Tour was established in 1983 with the objective of becoming the nation's largest charity-fundraising bicycling event. Founder Richard DeBernardis set out to prove that a bicycle event could generate as much money as any fundraiser, while educating the cyclists and the community about the healthful benefits of cycling.
El Tour has grown from a 198-person bicycling event that raised $5,500 for the American Diabetes Association in 1983, to a two-month series of activities that attracts up to 9,000 cyclists who raised more than $16 million for charities in 2015 alone!
Bill Walton loves cycling in Tucson.
"We were just in Tucson for one of the best things that I’ve ever done—your fabulous Tour de Tucson 2011, and I wanted to write to say THANK YOU. We are so appreciative –of EVERYTHING. It was exhilarating to participate, and to celebrate what we love so dearly with so many thousands of other celebrants. Plus, I had the additional privilege on riding my bike on alternate days in some of the other regions of your spectacular metropolis—particularly both major sections of the Saguaro National Park.
Thanks for empowering us; thanks for making our dreams come true; I love Tucson more than ever now. Thanks for having us, thanks for helping us to roll on forever and thanks for allowing us to enjoy the ride.
El Tour Fun Facts