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pro·logue

  • an event or action that leads to another event or situation
  • an introductory or preceding event or development

Confirmed El Tour Prologue Pros include:

  • Bob Roll
  • George Hincapie
  • Kristin Armstrong 
  • Christian Vande Velde
  • Mari Holden
  • Rahsaan Bahati
  • Bobby Julich

    Confirmed Pros are subject to change

El Tour Prologue Experience Benefits

El Tour Prologue Experience – Limited to 50
$3,000 (includes 3 Nights of Lodging/Accommodations at Host Hotel)

  • Learn from and Ride with the BEST in cycling including Professional Grand Tour Riders, Olympic Medalists, World Champions and Legends
  • On-Bike and Off-Bike instruction from the Pros in a small group setting
  • On-site mechanic for pre-ride, on-ride, and post-ride support
  • Mechanics to set-up your personal shipped bike (or be fitted Demo Bike)
  • Elite-level Alitios Etheros cycling kit from PRIMAL.
    Receive a Jersey, Bibs/Shorts and Socks.
  • Registration into the 2022 El Tour de Tucson – Peloton Club entry
  • Registration includes the Peloton Club (Start in the front lead pack, pre-ride coffee & snacks, bag check, post-ride meal and comp beverages/beer)
  • Lodging for 3 nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings) at the El Tour Host Hotel at the Start/Finish Line at the new DoubleTree Downtown Tucson Convention Center. First 50 entries at DoubleTree, then similar downtown hotel within walking distance.
  • Thursday Night Opening Margarita Reception with the Pros
  • Personal professional photo with the Pros
  • Catered Breakfast and Lunch on Friday
  • Friday evening reception at the El Tour Expo & Fiesta
  • Goody bag with special swag

El Tour Prologue Schedule

DoubleTree Downtown Tucson Convention Center
Host Hotel at the El Tour de Tucson Ride Start/Finish and Expo & Fiesta

Thursday, November 17, 2022

  • Arrival (Guests check-in at DoubleTree Convention Center)
  • Bike Set-Up and Assembly by skilled Bike Mechanics
  • Afternoon Ride – 20 Mile with “A” Mountain Climb (2pm-4pm)
  • Margarita Reception with Pros (5pm-7pm)
  • Professional Personal Photo with the Group of Pros

Friday, November 18, 2022

  • Light Breakfast & Pre-Ride Chats (7:00am)
  • Pre-Ride Talks (8:00am)
  • Prologue Ride (9:00 am)
    25-mile or 35-mile ride options with the Pros
  • Mid-Ride Regroup & Instruction
  • Group Photo with the Pros
  • Ride back to Downtown Tucson DoubleTree
  • Catered Lunch and Talks (12:30pm-2pm)
  • Happy Hour at El Tour Expo & Fiesta (4:00pm-6:00pm)

Saturday, November 19, 2022

  • Ride El Tour de Tucson (Entry included into Peloton Club)
    Choose your Distance: Century (102 miles), Metric Century (100 Km) or Half Metric (50km) with Professional Cyclists
  • Entrance into Pre-Ride and Post-Ride Peloton Club (Comp food & drink)

Sunday, November 20, 2022

  • Optional morning ride (Various distances)
  • Bike disassembly, packing and shipping
  • Departure and check-out

El Tour Prologue Primal Alitios Jersey

El Tour Prologue On-Bike & Off-Bike Instruction Topics

Topics related to on-bike performance

  • Understanding of training methods
  • Bike Positioning
  • Bike Handling/Positioning in group
  • Cornering
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Sprinting
  • Pacing

Topics not directly related to on-bike performance

  • Recovery techniques
  • Nutrition/Fueling Strategies
  • Tactical abilities
  • Organization/Planning
  • Improving Communication
  • Mental Toughness/Positive Mental Mindset

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Benefiting

Proceeds from the El Tour Prologue will help support Tucson Bikes for Change, an initiative to provide bicycles and helmets to children in need in the Tucson area. In 2021, El Tour and USA Cycling’s Let’s Ride program gave away 50 bikes to kids in need.  This year our goal is 500 bikes!

Confirmed Pros and Schedule are subject to change.

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.