Bike Patrol

Thank you Paragon Cycling in Mesa, Arizona as Official Bike Patrol Underwriter for El Tour de Mesa

Thank you to all El Tour de Mesa Bike Patrollers!  You help make the event safe and fun!

Thank you Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Official Bike Patrol Underwriter for 2013 El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol Resort

Thank you to Ajo Bikes and FiberFix Spoke as supporting sponsors
of Bike Patrol.  Stop by their booth at El Tour Expo.

Bike Patrol application for El Tour de Tucson and Cochise County Cycling Classis will be posted in MAY. 

Quick Links:
Sector maps for 2012 El Tour de Tucson  Click Here

CURRENT BIKE PATROL

Check the list to see how many events you have compLeted.  Please help us keep our records up to date, so let us know if we missed crediting you for an event.  Non – Perimeter events are in the “other” column, and include Ride of Silence, Ride On Tucson and so forth.

The Spring Bike Patrol Certification class schedule for Tucson and The Valley of the Sun is ready for download.  See below to print one out for yourself.


 Assist, Encourage, Support.
Helping others reach their goals

Armed with spare tubes, extra bananas, band – aids, and a smile, Bike Patrol has got your back.  From flat tires to encouragement, this trusty group of riders is roadside assistance for Perimeter Bicycling rides. read...more

Patrollers are expected to have basic first aid and mechanical skills.  First aid needs on the route are generally scraped elbows and knees.  Any parent has attended to a few of those.  Flat tires are the most common mechanical issue.

Patrollers promote responsible cycling at all times, encouraging all cyclists to obey traffic laws, and to be environmentally conscious by taking punctured tubes to an appropriate disposal location along with food wrappers and other trash.

Unlike the regular riders of Perimeter events, Bike Patrol is not timed and should have a desire to help others succeed with no thought of riding for a personal best.  If you like to help others, then Bike Patrol needs you.

There are tangible rewards for being part of the Bike Patrol team.  Patrollers may earn their kit – special socks, bag, and a jersey – by consistent participation as Bike Patrol.  There is also an award for outstanding Bike Patrol in each event.

And of course, all Bike Patrol receive a finisher’s medallion.

Certification Classes

Each rider must attend a certification class prior to his/her first patrol, and every two years there after.    The certification classes are designed to educate participants in the procedures of the event and recommends items to bring.

 2014 Spring Certification

Registration for Bike Patrol
Registration is open for 2014 El Tour de Mesa,
download an application HERE.
Sorry, No online registration.  Hard copy only, then send it the old fashioned way with a check.  Sorry, no credit cards, either.   

Bike Patrol Manual

Download Bike Patrol Manual here

The Bike Patrol Manual is a ready handbook of policies and procedures, event rules and other important information.  A hard copy is provided at Certification classes.

News and events for Bike Patrol

WE HAVE NEW JERSEYS WITH A BRAND NEW AWESOME DESIGN!  

We are able to offer the Bike Patrol jersey for sale to qualified  patrollers.  “Qualified” patroller means you have done a minimum of 4 patrols.  The jerseys are made by Pactimo and are Century (club) cut, which is more relaxed.  They are available on the on-line El Tour store page in a special code – accessed area for $55.  Once you have completed 4 patrols contact the Bike Patrol Director for the code to access the store to buy your jersey.   That means you can order your jersey, plus you can get a jacket or vest if you want one.  (We won’t be offering shorts or gloves, so you’re on your own there).

El Tour Adventure Run – September 20, 2014
Write to bikepatrol @ perimeterbicycling.com if you’re interested!

Cochise County Cycling Classic – October 11, 2014
The Bike Patrol Application can be downloaded here once released in the Summer

El Tour de Tucson – November 22, 2014
The Bike Patrol Application can be downloaded here once released in the Summer

Approved non-Perimeter Patrol Opportunities

Periodically, other event organizers request Bike Patrol  help for their event.  Check back here to see the latest.   By participating in these pre-approved events, you can earn more points towards your Bike Patrol Awards.

In the past, Bike Patrol has helped with:

Ride of Silence
Mt. Lemmon Marathon
Tour of Safford

call/write and ask about others!

bikepatrol @ perimeterbicycling.com

 

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