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El Tour de Tucson enables nonprofit, charitable agencies to raise funds for their respective organizations.   In 2019, our affiliate charities raised more than $5.8 million, moving the overall total to $101 million since El Tour started in 1983. To register to ride in El Tour with one of these great charities, visit https://www.bikereg.com/el-tour-de-tucson.  Fees go up at the end of the month, so don’t delay.

Primary Beneficiary




Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center is a family-centered, 116-bed facility located in Tucson that provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens.  It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility, where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking research to advance children’s health.

If you would like to raise funds for Banner Children’s Diamond Medical Center please register to ride for Banner – University Medical.  HERE

El Tour Supporting Non-Profits

Our Non-Profit Partners ride in support of important causes.
Click on a logo below to learn more about their work and join their team.
If you are a 501(c)3 and wish to become a beneficiary, please contact us at 520-745-2033 or info@eltourdetucson.org.  Check back often as we add new non-profits.

Uphill Into the Wind is focused on putting “Bodies On Bikes.” We loan bikes to individuals who ride to raise money for charities.

Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treatment of  type 1 diabetes and its complications.

KXCI is a “community radio” radio station that serves Tucson, Arizona. KXCI broadcasts on the frequency of 91.3 MHz and shares thousands of Community Impact Announcements for nonprofits.

Dedicated to the vision of a Southern Arizona community where all people live healthy, productive, & independent lives.

Friends of PACC

Friends of PACC is the official nonprofit partner to Pima Animal Care Center. Our mission is to support the shelter and enhance its efforts to save lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Educate and bring awareness to the dangers of unsafe & distracted driving, and to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public roadways


Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.   The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way toward ending Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

beads of courage

The mission of Beads of Courage is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.  Our organization improves the quality of life of more than 60,000 children receiving treatment for a serious illness in more than 250 children’s hospitals in 8 countries.

Ronald McDonald

The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. A world where all children have access to medical care, and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care.

arts express

The mission of Arts Express is to change lives and build a better community by creating opportunities for children and adults to learn and experience the power of the arts.

adah of America

As ADHD America Ambassadors we hope to inform the families of children diagnosed with ADHD of the positive effects that exercise, nutrition, and healthy sleep habits can have on their children’s ability to cope with their disease.


Rotary International, has proudly raised over $58 Million dollars (including the Gates Foundation match) over the past 11 years toward the eradication of Polio by participating in El Tour de Tucson. The annual ride, affectionately known as the Ride To End Polio is hosted by Rotary District 5500 which includes over 50 Rotary clubs in Southern Arizona.


The Arizona Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones in Arizona through services and education.  Our mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest


Our mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We provide essential information, practical tools, and inspiration to people living with Parkinson’s. We fund early-phase, innovative research that focuses on exercise, speech, movement, and other factors that affect quality of life.

The mission of RFI is to foster self-worth and confidence in persons with disabilities one achievement at a time. RFI founder Jessica Cox was born without arms. While many assumed she would never live a normal life, Jessica has gone on to earn a blackbelt in taekwondo, become a Tucson small business owner and is the first armless pilot in aviation history.
Children's Clinic

Children’s Clinics serves children with the most complex medical needs in southern Arizona. Our medical services include primary care, specialty care, behavior health and rehabilitative therapies. We strive to provide typical childhood experiences. Our adaptive recreation program is dedicated to providing adaptive tricycles, access to play and physical fitness to children with special healthcare needs.

We are a group of riders from the Arizona Multihousing Association riding to benefit Our Family Services.  AMA provides services, products, educational programs and networking opportunities that enhance the general welfare and economic health of all our members.

We Ride 4 is a non-profit cycling community that rides “4” local non-profits that support the enrichment of children’s healthy lifestyles through their programming and activities.  Please join us in our fundraising efforts to enrich the lives of children in our community

The Green Beret Foundation serves the U.S. Army’s Special Forces, our nation’s most elite soldiers, by connecting them with the resources they need to succeed in the mission ahead. We support Green Berets throughout their military careers and beyond, through programs and services specifically designed for the Green Beret’s training and mindset.

Davis Phinney

Our mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We provide essential information, practical tools, and inspiration to people living with Parkinson’s. We fund early-phase, innovative research that focuses on exercise, speech, movement, and other factors that affect quality of life.

Aphasia is a communication disorder that robs individuals of their ability to speak, understand, read, and/or write. Typically, it results from a stroke, but it can also be caused by a traumatic brain injury, a brain tumor, a brain infection, or brain degeneration.


Arizona Disabled Sports (AzDS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with all types of disability

The Haven was founded in 1970 and has been working with women in recovery for over five decades. We offer Residential, Outpatient, and Intensive Outpatients for women looking to recover from substance misuse. Most of our clients reside in Southern Arizona and we serve Native American Individuals from tribes throughout Arizona and occasional clients from out of state.

Seeking a Cure, Strengthening Families.  Courtney’s Courage is dedicated to raising funds for children’s cancer research, and to assist with support services for Tucson pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Beyond Foundation improves the health and well-being of our community by promoting a comprehensive approach to physical and mental health through the use of good science and rational analysis.

TCCF provides direct program funding and community in-kind donations for programs supporting family members during deployments, helping single airmen, helping families learn coping skills for changing family dynamics before/during/after deployment, and supporting base-wide morale boosting events.

El Grupo is a youth cycling organization that provides youth with experiences that are fun, skill-building, and bike centered, so that they can acquire the self confidence and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community.


Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports believes in the power to adapt and achieve. We aim to transform lives through adaptive sports. We are a nonprofit, volunteer driven adaptive sports organization formed in 2017 to serve as a catalyst that connects and inspires people in ways to get involved, get active.


TIHAN is an inclusive coalition of individuals, businesses, faith communities, and groups. We provide community resources and caring support so that people with HIV can live well. Through education, we work to encourage everyone to get tested, get involved, and reduce the stigma of HIV. Join us and make a difference!

Team Pedal with Purpose benefitting Water for People! Join us on our mission for a world where every person has access to reliable and safe drinking water and sanitation services! All proceeds from this event will benefit Water for People. The Arizona Committee of Water for People operates under AZ Water (azwater.org), a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1928.

The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors. By riding for NOCC Team TEAL you support the 4 pillars of the NOCC: education & awareness, community outreach, quality of life and research. NOCC Team TEAL is a proud official charity partner of some of the greatest endurance events in the nation!

ALF’s mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.  Founded in 1976, the ALF is the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization for people living with liver disease.  To date, ALF has provided nearly $27 million in support to more than 870 researchers.  Every gift makes a difference and helps us to fulfill our mission. Because of your support we are moving one step closer to a world free of liver disease.

Arizona’s first no-kill animal shelter, The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary has been a refuge for homeless cats and kittens, especially those considered unadoptable by other organizations, since 1965.  We are both an adoption facility and a long-term sanctuary. In 2013, through the American Sanctuary Association, our cage-free shelter became an accredited sanctuary. Since 2015, over 700 cats and kittens were transferred to us from municipal shelters where they may have been unnecessarily euthanized.

The mission of Kiernan’s Kindness is to promote tolerance, compassion, and well-being in people of all ages throughout Southern Arizona. The mission is carried out by offering a wide range of interactive experiences with therapy animals for people involved with a broad spectrum of social services, juvenile justice, education, eldercare, and mental and physical health programs.

Angel Heart Pajama Project provides pajamas, books, and literacy tips to children to show them someone cares. We hope that at bedtime, wearing their own new pajamas and reading their own book, will provide a feeling of comfort and love with dreams of a better life. We support children that are homeless, abandoned, placed in foster care or shelters related to issues of neglect, abuse, violence, and/or economic issues. Throughout each year, we partner with 80 agencies in southern Arizona and also provide 3200 pairs of pajamas that support 30 emergency closets on a quarterly basis.

Women Warriors is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to serving our local female Veteran community both in Pima and Cochise counties with hopes of reaching out to our Graham and Greenlee county women.

Gabriel’s Angels is an non-profit organization with a mission to inspire confidence, compassion, and best behaviors in at-risk children through pet therapy

Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter & Rescues is a 501c3 organization, founded to assist Pinal County Animal Care and Control, and animal rescue organizations in Arizona that take in Pinal County dogs and cats. Our goal is to help fund veterinary care and necessary supplies for the animals in their care.

At Emerge we believe that together we can build a community where every individual lives free from abuse. We provide support services to those experiencing abuse, including a 24/7 hotline, a crisis shelter, and wrap-around services to help survivors heal. We also engage the community in changing behaviors that foster abuse so that the cycle of abuse can be broken.

Mission 2 Alpha is an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization that organizes and promotes the country’s leading fundraising events and make meaningful contributions to provide long-term support for veterans, first responders, and their families.

Ben’s Bells teaches individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and inspires people to practice kindness as a way of life. Ben’s Bells’ programs are based on the belief that everyone has the capacity to be kind and that kindness can be cultivated through education, visual reminders, and ongoing practice. To learn more about Ben’s Bells’ kindness work visit BensBells.org!

DCOP is on a mission to help low-income families and individuals in need by providing financial support and resources. We envision a community where all families and individuals achieve financial stability and thrive to their fullest potential. We recognize someone’s suffering and act on the desire to alleviate it, we act from love, empathy and kindness.

Cure Leukaemia is the national blood cancer charity in the UK (and the official charity partner of the Tour de France), and one of their primary missions is funding the national Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP).

Through advocacy and bicycle salvage, BICAS’ mission is to participate in affordable bicycle transportation, education, and creative recycling with our greater Tucson community. BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage) is a worker self-directed nonprofit 501(c)(3) bicycle center located just north of downtown Tucson. Relying largely on generous donations from our community, and responsible stewardship of those donations, BICAS is able to provide a variety of programs to learn how to fix a bicycle, earn a bicycle, create unique art from recycled materials, and provide programs specifically targeted towards youth.  We are an education center, not a traditional bike shop.

Team El Tour de Tucson benefits Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, a 501(c)3 non-profit that rides to support charities, community, health and wellness.   We create a Life Changing Experience for all of Life’s Cycles.

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.