July 22, 2014
El Tour is ROLLING!
Using a new state of the art program, registration for the Special Olympics 32nd El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol is OPEN. The first users of the system have said it is “simple and straightforward.” The new system also makes it easier for you to fundraise for Special Olympics and check out the new incentives! Register Now- the sooner you do, the more you save!
Perimeter Bicycling Event News
Perimeter Bicycling’s Newest Event: Viva Bike Vegas!
Perimeter Bicycling to Produce the Event
LAS VEGAS (June 19, 2014) - Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. recently reached agreement with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to take over the production and coordination of the 2014 Viva Bike Vegas.
Viva Bike Vegas is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, and will travel the perimeter of the Las VegasValley. The ride has gained national attention because it has been held on the Saturday after InterBike, the largest bicycle trade show in North America with more than 100,000 cycling enthusiasts.
Cyclists will be able to ride any one of three distances: 101, 62 and 25 miles or participate in the Fun Ride of 10, 5 or 1/4-mile.
The century (101 miles) will start and finish at the Discovery Children’s Museum, with the remote starts (62 and 25-milers) finishing there as well. Exact locations for the remote starts will be announced soon. Start times for 101, 62, and 25-miles at 6 a.m.; Fun Rides at 8am. A one day bicycle expo and packet pick-up will be Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Linq, the newest property of Caesars Entertainment.
“The ride has many great advantages for the city, the surrounding area, local charities and all of its participants,” said Richard J. DeBernardis, president and founder of Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. “We are incredibly delighted to be a part of Viva Bike Vegas. It is an extraordinary cycling event for the Las Vegas community.”
Perimeter Bicycling has developed collaborative partnerships with the RTC, city of Henderson, city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to help support and promote the ride.
“We are excited that Perimeter Bicycling Association of America has decided to produce Viva Bike Vegas this year,” said Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. “It’s a great cycling event that helps increase awareness about bicycling as a viable transportation alternative and also promotes Las Vegas as a premiere destination for an amazing outdoor experience.”
One of Perimeter Bicycling’s major goals is to raise money for local non-profit organizations. To date, the nonprofits selected to receive proceeds from Viva Bike Vegas include: Discovery Children’s Museum, Easter Seals Nevada, League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and Safe Nest. Organizers hope to raise anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 for the event’s first year, with an estimated 1,700 cyclists. It is expected that other nonprofits will be added in the coming weeks.
About Perimeter Bicycling
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax exempt organization responsible for the production and promotion of five major bicycling events – El Tour de Tucson, El Tour de Mesa/Phoenix, Cochise County Cycling Classic, Viva Bike Vegas and Indoor El Tour – as well as an annual fall and spring Bicycle, Fitness & Health Expo, El Tour Adventure Walk/Run, and El Tour Fun Rides. Perimeter Bicycling also supports and promotes El Tour de Mt. Fuji and El Tour de Kusatsu, held annually in Japan. All events are modeled after Perimeter’s concept of cycling in pursuit of wellness.
For more information on Perimeter Bicycling please call 520-745-2033, visit www.perimeterbicycling.com,
Cochise County Cycling Classic
Event Date: Saturday, October 11
Distances: 165, 95, 47 and new 27-miles
Ride some of the most scenic roads in southeastern Arizona. We’re introducing a new 27-mile route that is suitable for riders of all abilities. The rides tour through peaceful ranch land with sweeping views of the distant Swisshelm and Perilla Mountains. The longer routes go through the classic towns of Bisbee and Tombstone as they circle the Dragoon Mountains.
The start/finish will remain at the Cochise County Fairgrounds with the Fiesta adjacent to the finish line so everyone can celebrate together and welcome the riders home. Entertainment, food vendors and beer garden are all part of the festivities. A variety of overnight accommodations are available including camping at the charming fairgrounds.
El Tour speedsters ~ Come earn your platinum designation!
Tail Winds News
Mexican Cycling Team
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Mexican Cycling Team Takes on the Cochise Classic and the “Culture of Constant Pedaling” by Michael Murphy When Carlos Armenta of Agua Prieta, Mexico, lined up for the 97-mile Cochise Classic on his heavily-used mountain bike last year, he got plenty … Continue reading
Cochise Go Getters!
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Women’s first-place finisher Jessica Walker is always on the go as cycling drives her; men’s place finisher Horn returns to ride after car accident and illness Jessica Walker essica Walker had borrowed a bike and was just several weekends into … Continue reading