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Platinum cyclists are those in the 102 mile distance and starting in 2023 for the 63 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.  The meetings will take place on Thursday (11/16) at Noon and 6pm and Friday (11/17) at Noon and 6pm in the Exhibition Hall of the Tucson Convention Center at Packet Pick-up.  This is where you will receive your special platinum wristband to gain access to the Platinum Corral at the front of the race. 

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.

CURRENT PLATINUM RIDER LIST (as of December 22, 2022)


All Rides/Routes start and finish at the Tucson Convention Center (Cushing Street) and the surrounding area.

  • The Century (7:00am start)
    102 Mile
  • 5K Run/Walk (7:30 am start)
    3.1 Mile, certified 5K run/walk
  • The FUN Rides! (8:00 am start)
    3 Mile / 1 Mile
  • The Metric Century (9:00 am start)
    63 Mile/100 Kilometer
  • The Half Metric Century (10:00 am start)
    32 Mile/50 Kilometer

The Casino del Sol Expo & Fiesta will be at the newly renovated Tucson Convention Center.  Most of the activities including the live music, foodtrucks, beer garden and some exhibitors will be outdoors!


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

2024 El Tour Countdown!


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.