El Tour de Tucson
This bucket-list-worthy ride is a Tucson tradition
El Tour de Tucson: Ride for Wellness or Challenge
Returns November 18, 2023
El Tour de Tucson continues to monitor and adhere to all authoritative mandates issued by the CDC and local health officials. To stay informed of changes related to this event, check out the El Tour de Tucson website or register for their newsletter.
Tucson's must-ride cycling event
El Tour de Tucson is a premier fundraising ride in the United States and the longest-running event of its kind in Arizona has been a Tucson tradition since 1983. Participants range from novices to professionals who enjoy the ride and 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. All while helping nonprofit, and charitable agencies raise funds for their organizations.
Three Routes Under 100 Miles
The main event distances are 100, 57, and 28 miles. Fun Ride distances are 10, 5, and 1 mile. Main event routes feature scenic landscapes and the crisp, cool air of a Tucson morning. Mountain ranges and saguaro cacti will surround you. Course profiles range from flat to rolling or moderately hilly. The 28-mile route is mostly flat, which is great for families and ideal for first-time participants and beginning bicyclists. In 2021, the 28-mile route will be open to Class 1 pedal-assist e-bikes (no throttles) for the first time.
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