El Tour Welcomes Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
as Official Bike Patrol Sponsor for 2013
Thank you Paragon Cycling in Mesa, Arizona
as Official Bike Patrol Sponsor for El Tour de Mesa
Thank you to Ajo Bikes and FiberFix Spoke as supporting sponsors
of Bike Patrol. Stop by their booth at El Tour Expo.
Sector maps for El Tour de Tucson Click Here
Check the list to see how many events you have competed. 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.
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.
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.
Registration for Bike Patrol – 2013 Cochise Classic and El Tour de Tucson:
SCROLL DOWN to the link to download the application.
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
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 21, 2013
Write to bikepatrol at perimeterbicycling.com if you’re interested!
Cochise County Cycling Classic – October 12, 2013
Download Bike Patrol Application HERE
El Tour de Tucson – November 23, 2013
Download Bike Patrol Application HERE.
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