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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BANNER - UNIVERSITY MEDICINE 39TH EL TOUR DE TUCSON

El Tour de Tucson is now preparing to host the 39th year for what we think is one of the premier bicycling events in the country.  We hope you participate in this year’s event on November 19, 2022.  You won’t be alone given that annually over 7,000 cyclists participate in the renowned and popular event with distances from 102 miles to family fun rides of 1 mile!

Did you know that El Tour de Tucson enables nonprofit, charitable agencies to raise funds for their respective organizations?  Learn about their programs and sign up to ride on their teams here.  Since 1983, Perimeter Bicycling events have raised over $100 million for local and international charitable organizations.  This significant milestone – a target of ours for some time – was reached after we helped 35 non-profits raise a collective $5.8 million in 2019.

New Routes! New Start/Finish Lines! New Start Times!

Perimeter Bicycling and El tour de Tucson are thrilled to start 2022 with unveiling of exciting new ride routes.  All Rides/Routes start and finish at the Tucson Convention Center and the surrounding area.

  • The Century (7:00am start)
    102 Mile
  • The Metric Century (9:00 am start)
    62 Mile/100 Kilometer
  • The Half Metric Century (10:15 am start)
    32 Mile/50 Kilometer
  • The FUN Rides! (8:00 am start)
    10 Mile / 5 Mile / 1 Mile

The Nova Home Loans Expo & Fiesta will be at the newly renovated Historic Eckbo Plaza of the Tucson Convention Center.  Most of the activities including the live music, food, beer garden and exhibitors will be outdoors!

Event Benefits for all Registered Cyclists

Event Benefits for all Registered Cyclists

  • Medallion to all finishers
  • Personalized Ride Bib Number (through October 1st)
  • Free admission to the Nova Home Loans El Tour Expo & Fiesta
  • Fruit, snacks and water at aid stations every 7-12 miles
  • SAG support
  • Opportunity to earn special Awards
  • Traffic control on route
  • First Aid support
  • Electronically timed finish
  • Results published on website

Registration Fees

  • $40 – Youth (age 17 or under)
  • $125 – Adults until May 31st
  • $135 – Adults until June 30th
  • $145 – Adults until July 31st
  • $155 – Adults until August 31st
  • $165 – Adults until September 30th
  • $175 – Adults until October 31st
  • $185 – Adults until November 10th
  • $200 – Adults until November 14th
  • $300 – Adults until November 18th

Family Fun Ride Registration Fees

  • $15 per person

Non-Profit Team Ride Registration Fees

  • $125 – Adults until May 31st
  • $135 – Adults until June 30th
  • $145 – Adults until October 31st

Bike Shipping

If you are looking to ship your bicycle to or from Tucson, find information about bike shipping through Bike Flights and receiving and assembling your bike through Bicycle Ranch Tucson.

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Vendors

If you would like to be a vendor at El Tour, please see the page about the  Nova Home Loans Expo & Fiesta

Bike Patrol

The mission of Perimeter Bicycling’s Bike Patrol program is to promote safety, provide assistance, encouragement, and support for the participants of Perimeter events.

Patrollers offer mechanical assistance, first aid as needed and encouragement to successfully finish the ride. 

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Platinum Designation

Platinum cyclists are those in the 102 mile distance with extensive experience in riding in a pack/peloton. Cyclists must meet specific criteria to earn platinum designation and must attend a special meeting.  Visit the Platinum Designation link for full details, including meeting times, how to get the pass required to enter the platinum corral on ride day, etc.

PLATINUM DESIGNATION INFORMATION

CURRENT PLATINUM RIDER LIST (as of April 2022)

Volunteers

Help out and donate your time to a great cause? We have volunteer shifts from October to the day after the event.  

 Check out volunteer opportunities here and tell your friends!

Parking Options

The move to the new location at the Tucson Convention Center has an abundance of nearby parking for individuals and well as team vans or large vehicles. There are two large parking garages on property as well as a large surface parking lot to the west of the Tucson Convention Center.  There are also several city/county/private garages and lots within a block or two of the start/finish line.  

Bike Valet

Free and secure bike valet is available at the finish line on Saturday as part of the EL TOUR experience, complementary as part of your entry.

Awards

Each year we recognize riders that have achieved, inspired and encouraged cyclists

Rules

Rules are created to keep the playing field level for all participants. Violation of any rule may result in disqualification or time penalties. click here to review rules

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here if you’re not finding the information you need.  If you still have questions contact us at info@eltourdetucson.org

El Tour Countdown!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

TOUR DE TUCSON is checked off my bucket list!!!! What a great experience and I placed in the top 800!!! It’s not about winning it, it’s about finishing it!

Tucson is an incredible city and beautiful location for a large cycling event. El Tour brings together cyclists from all over the world and promotes cycling, personal fitness, and community engagement.

El Tour de Tucson 2019! I think this is becoming an annual family tradition. So much fun!

Amazing -We were able to raise community awareness, serve our charity and have our multi-generational family get addicted to a new sport- cycling!!

El Tour is a fantastic experience and celebration of Tucson’s cycling community.

Loved the ride. This is the 18th time I’ve done the ride and hope it comes back next year bigger and better.

@GabbyGiffords and I had a great time riding in El Tour de Tucson. I can’t think of a better representation of Tucson than thousands of people coming together outdoors to help raise money for the causes they care about.