Bike Patrol


The Mission of Perimeter Bicycling’s Bike Patrol… More

Perimeter Bicycling’s Bike Patrol program is to provide assistance, encouragement, and support for the participants of Perimeter events. Patrollers offer mechanical assistance and first aid as needed and encouragement to successfully finish the ride.

Nearly 300 certified Bike Patrol cyclists bring enthusiasm for cycling and a deep pool of experience to ensure the success of thousands of riders in Perimeter’s events every year.

There is also an award for outstanding Bike Patrol in each event.

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

Get your Bike Patrol experience started here and download an application for these events:

Welcome Paragon Cycling Mesa’s Bike Patrol Sponsor

Holualoa Companies El Tour de Mesa
In Mesa, AZ on Saturday, April 7, 2018
Thank you to all who participated in El Tour de Mesa!  

El Tour de Tucson
In Tucson, AZ
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Important Information for Participants in Bike Patrol

Do you like to talk with people one on one or in front of a crowd? 
  • Staff the Bike Patrol booth at Expo/packet pickup.
    Meet other Bike Patrolers and El Tour cyclists to help the Bike Patrolers
     check in and discuss the route with cyclists. 
  • Be a presenter at the Safety/Orientation Meetings at Expo!
    These brief sessions (one every half hour) present important information to cyclists about the route and what to expect during the ride.  It’s also an opportunity for cyclists to ask questions.  

Contact for more info on these opportunities

Bike Patrol Listing

Help us keep our list current.  Let us know if we missed crediting you for an event. Also, check your certification date.  If your certification is not current, please plan to attend a class before your next event.  Thanks!

Bike Patrol Certification class schedule is being set and will be posted below when available.  

Current Bike Patrol list 
corrections needed? 
We’re in transition and trying to update all the records
thank you for your help!

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.  


April 6, 2018 – at El Tour de Mesa Expo/Packet Pickup  at 1:00pm and 5:30pm


Sorry, no Tucson classes set yet.  Classes will start at the end of Summer in Tucson and Phoenix area.  

Registration for Bike Patrol

Registrations must be done on a hard copy/paper application and payment with a check/money order or cash.  Sorry, online or credit/debit cards.  Registration is open for 2018 events, scroll to the top please.

Popular question:  Why do Bike Patrol need to pay an entry fee? 
Perimeter Bicycling is a nonprofit organization – all funds received are used for event expenses and donations to the primary beneficiary.  Expenses paid by the event include but are not limited to t-shirts, rider numbers, police support (they are not on city/county payroll), barricades, permits, etc.  We do our best to keep the costs down.  

Bike Patrol Manual

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.
Contains all the latest updates!  Take a look

Bike Patrol manual


Bike Patrolers may ride all or part of the route of our events. 
For El Tour de Tucson “Sectors” have been set up for BP to patrol sections of the route without having to be at a start line or finish the event. 
Sector maps for 2017 El Tour de Tucson  Click Here
PLEASE NOTE: for 2018 there will be major route changes so sector will be changed too. 
Updated  sector 7
Updated sector 8

2017 El Tour Route Map
2018 Route – updates in the summer / lots of construction to move around

News and Events for Bike Patrol

Bike Patrol jerseys can be purchased for $55  – NO RIDE MINIMUM REQUIRED!

The Bike Patrol jersey is a more comfortable option to indentify you as part of the team.   Made by our Official Technical Apparel Provider, PRIMAL.  The Club Cut Bike Patrol jersey is a relaxed fit with sizes up to 5X.  Contact the Bike Patrol Director ASAP and we’ll check inventory or get one in your size on order.  DEADLINE is August 15th to have your jersey by El Tour de Tucson.  Delivery is pick up at our office or at Expo.  You can get a jacket or vest too! Jacket and vest orders must pre-pay two months before an event.  Call or email for details: bikepatrol @ 

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

Have a suggestion?  Call/email and let us know!


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