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EL TOUR REMAINS ON COURSE: Amid the current situation as it relates to the spread of COVID-19, El Tour remains on-course. We will continue to monitor and adhere to all authoritative mandates issued by the CDC and local health officials. Your health and safety is our number one priority.

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ROUTE INFORMATION, MAPS, CUE SHEETS

Welcome! Perimeter Bicycling works with the many municipalities in the greater Tucson area to make cycling as safe as possible for everyone.  The final route is the result of many meetings with all the jurisdictions the route traverses.

All routes subject to change as we continue to get permits and permissions to use areas on the route.

It's A New Route!

Perimeter Bicycling and El Tour de Tucson are thrilled to start 2020 with unveiling of exciting new ride routes! 100 mile, 57 mile, 28 mile

28 mile route will still start in Marana.   Same ride as in past years, but this year once you hit Sunset you will stay on Siverbell.

The 100 and 57 mile routes will engage new parts of the majestic Sonoran desert while we also debut an eBike category into our 28 mile route.

The 100 mile ride will head east from downtown and visit Tucson Landmarks such as the geometric boneyard of the Davis Monthan Air Force Base, the mountainous and saguaro lined vistas of Old Spanish Trail & historic Colossal Cave in El Tour’s first venture into southern Pima County in 38 years.

The route will also pass through exciting new communities for the first time which includes Corona de Tucson, Vail, Sahuarita and Green Valley.

The fast dash back into South Tucson and downtown will continue to provide our riders with the safest and most scenic experience to date while also providing them a course to improve previous best times of past events.

Enjoy the views!

Testimonials On The New Route

Hear from 2 professional cyclists whom we asked to ride the new route and give us their feedback:

Gord Fraser, head coach of Team El Grupo, former participant in Tour de France and professional cycling coach

“The new course is not only more scenic, but safer with a great reduction in the number of cyclist/car interactions.”

Bobby Verenna, cyclist and 15-time rider in El Tour de Tucson

“I love the new route. It takes us through beautiful parts of Tucson – Colossal Cave and Pistol Hill and to some of the surrounding communities of Green Valley and Sahuarita.  Then we get to go through some of the historic and important parts of Tucson and all that it has to offer.”

Route Information

El Tour’s FINISH LINE for all events and START LINE FOR:

100 mile, 57 mile and Fun Rides is on 6th Ave between Armory Park and the Children’s Museum.

Armory Park Address – 221 South  6th Ave  Tucson AZ

28 Mile Route Starts in Marana Heritage River Park and ends at Armory Park.

Heritage River Park – 12375 N Heritage Park Dr, Marana, AZ 85653.

NEW! EL TOUR OFFICIALLY CLOSES AT 4:00pm

All route support will end at that time.  Each aid station will close prior to that time according to a schedule that will allow finishes by 4:00pm.

EBikes - 28 Mile Route ONLY

It’s happening! E-bikes at El Tour de Tucson 2020

Through the years we have received requests to allow e-bikes to participate in El Tour. Our event has always been all-inclusive and encourages riders of all ages and abilities to participate. After careful consideration El Tour will allow e-bike cyclists the opportunity to ride in the 2020 event and help raise funds for charity.

Learn More

Maps and Cue Sheets for 2020 El Tour

57 Mile

fifty seven mile route
Elevation 57

100 Mile

one hundred mile route
Elevation100

28 Mile

28 mile route
Elevation 27

Fun Ride 10 Mile

Fun Ride 10 mile

Fun Ride 5  Mile

Fun Ride 5 mile

Fun Ride 1 Mile

Fun Ride 1 mile

Aid stations will be every 7-12 miles

El Tour 2020 Route - Turn by Turn

100 Mile Route

6th Ave starting line at 14th Street to 15th Street turn left go to 4th Ave turn left. Go to Broadway Blvd turn right go to Aviation Hwy turn right, Aviation Hwy merge onto Golf Links, Golf Links to Wilmot turn right, Wilmot to E. Nicaragua Dr, Nicaragua Dr turns into S. Calle Polar, S. Calle Polar turns into E. Escalante RD, E. Escalante Road to Kolb, Kolb turn right go to Irvington turn left, Irvington to Houghton turn left go to Escalante turn right, go to Old Spanish Trail turn right, go to Pistol Hill Rd turn right. Pistol Hill onto Colossal Cave onto Maryann Cleveland Way to Houghton turn left, Houghton to Sahuarita Rd turn right, Sahuarita Rd to Nogales Hwy turn left, Nogales Hwy to Old Nogales Hwy veer left on Old Nogales Hwy turns into Continental Rd. Continental Rd to Duval Mine Rd turn left, Duval Mine Rd to Mission Rd turn right, Mission Rd to Helmet Peak Rd turn right. Helmet Peak Rd turns into Sahuarita Rd and go to Nogales Hwy turn left. Nogales Hwy turns into 6th Ave goes to finish line 13th Street at Armory Park.

57 Mile Route

6th Ave starting line at 14th Street to 15th Street turn left go to 4th Ave turn left. Go to Broadway Blvd turn right go to Aviation Hwy turn right, Aviation Hwy merge onto Golf Links, Golf Links to Wilmot turn right, Wilmot to E. Nicaragua Dr, Nicaragua Dr turns in to S. Calle Polar, S. Calle Polar turns into E. Escalante RD, E. Escalante Road to Kolb, Kolb turn right go to Valencia by Amazon turn left, Valencia to Old Vail Rd turn right, Old Vail/ Maryann Cleveland Way to Houghton turn right, Houghton to Sahuarita Rd turn right, Sahuarita Rd to Nogales Hwy turn right, Nogales Hwy turns into 6th Ave goes to finish line 13th Street at Armory Park.

28 Mile Route

Heritage Park to Tangerine turn right, go to Rillito Village Dr turn right, go to I-10 Frontage Rd turn right, go to Tiffany Loop turn right, go to Twin Peaks turn right, go to Silverbell Rd turn left, go to Grant Rd turn right, go to Greasewood turn left, go to Starr Pass turn Left, go to 6th Ave turn left, go to 13th Street Finish Line

10 Mile Fun Ride

6th Ave starting line at 13th Street go to 18th Street turn right, go straight on 18th Street to Kroeger turn left, go to 19th Street turn right, go across Verdugo Park to the P.C. Loop turn left, go to Starr Pass take ramp and make u turn on south side of Starr Pass go up ramp to Starr Pass turn left go to west side of Santa Cruz turn left go down ramp on west side of Santa Cruz and make u turn on west side of Santa Cruz River, head north on the Loop to Grant make a right on Grant Rd turn right onto the Loop on east side of the Santa Cruz River, go to Verdugo Park make a left exit Verdugo Park onto 19th Street, go to Kroeger turn left, go to 18th Street turn right, go to Stone Ave turn left, go to McCormick turn right, go to Finish Line.

5 Mile Fun Ride

6th Ave starting line at 13th Street go to 18th Street turn right, go straight on 18th Street to Kroeger turn left, go to 19th Street turn right, go across Verdugo Park to the P.C. Loop turn left, go to Starr Pass take ramp and make u turn on south side of Starr Pass go up ramp to Starr Pass turn left go to west side of Santa Cruz turn left go down ramp on west side of Santa Cruz and make u turn on west side of Santa Cruz River, head north on the Loop to Congress make a right on Congress turn right onto the Loop on east side of the Santa Cruz River, go to Verdugo Park make a left exit Verdugo Park onto 19th Street, go to Kroeger turn left, go to 18th Street turn right, go to Stone Ave turn left, go to McCormick turn right, go to Finish Line.

1 Mile Fun Ride

6th Ave starting at 13th Street go to 18th Street turn right unto Stone Ave go to McCormick Street turn left go to finish line.

57 Mile

57 mile turn by turn

100 Mile

100mileupdate

28 Mile

28 mile cue sheet

El Tour 2020 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.