At El Tour, everyone is a winner!
All finishers earn special medallion. There are also awards for volunteers, for fundraising, and more.
Your finish time will tell which medallion you earned:
70-Mile Event Men Women
Platinum under 3:00 hrs 3:15 hrs
Gold under 3:45 hrs 3:45 hrs
Silver under 5:15 hr 5:15 hrs
Bronze under 7:15 hrs 7:15 hrs
28-Mile: all finishers receive a Gold medallion
Bike Patrol: all patrollers receive a special Bike Patrol medallion
Fun Riders receive a special Fun Ride medallion
The most prestigious symbol of the tour is the Conquistador Trophy. This metal sculpture designed by Toni Sodersten and hand made by Jereme Kraus.
1st –3rd Place Male and Female: 70 mile event and 28 mile event
Each receives a Conquistador Trophy.
1st Place Tandem: 70 mile event
Male, Female and Mixed receive a Conquistador Trophy
2nd-3rd Place Tandem: 70 mile event
Male, Female and Mixed receive a certificate of accomplishment
1st Place Mountain Bike: 70 mile event
Male & female receive a Conquistador Trophy
2nd-3rd Place Mountain Bike: 70 mile event
Male and Female receive a certificate of accomplishment
1st Place Recumbent: 70 mile event
receives a Conquistador Trophy
1st Place Handcyclist: 70 and 28 mile events
receives a Conquistador Trophy
The person who raises the most contributions for the tour’s primary benefiary will earn the Treasure Chest. To be eligible, a minimum of $1,500 must be turned in to Perimeter Bicycling before the end of Expo the day before the event.
Iron Pyrite “Fools Gold” Award: 70 mile event
The first cyclist to earn a Silver medallion, just falling short of “Gold” time receives a special certificate of accomplishment.
Silver Shadow Award: 70 mile event
The first cyclist to earn a Bronze medallion, just falling short of “Silver” time receives a special certificate of accomplishment.
Desert Tortoise Award: 70 mile event
The last official finisher in the 70-mile event receives a Conquistador Trophy
The youngest (14 & under) male and female in the 70 mile event receive a Conquistador Trophy. The youngest in the 28 mile event receives a speical certificate of accomplishment.
Most Distinguished Award
The oldest male and female (65 & older) to finish the 70 mile event receive a Conquistador Trophy. The oldest male and female in the 28 mile event receive a special certificate of accomplishment.
Outstanding Bike Patrol
Bike Patrol rides the event with you and provides minor mechanical repair, first aid and moral support when you need it. If you are helped by Bike Patrol during the event, write to bikepatrol@perimeterbicycling to tell us about it. The outstanding Bike Patrol for the event is given a Conquistador Trophy.
A Conquistador Trophy goes to the volunteer who has shown tremendous dedication to the development and success of the event.
Outstanding Aid Station
Aid stations along the route assist cyclists with water, snacks, moral support and TLC. A Conquistador Trophy is awarded to the station with the most enthusiasm, creativity and support for cyclists.
Outstanding Support Group
Many volunteer groups assist with the event in many capacities. A Conquistador Trophy is awarded to the volunteer group that has shown exceptional support towards the success of the event.
There is a three member minimum, but a family may have an unlimited number of riders on their team and each may ride any of El Tour’s main event distances. Points are awarded to each member who finishes based on the following list. A Conquistador Trophy is award to the first place family and a certificate of achievement is given to each member of the family.
5 Points 70 Mile Platinum
4 Points 70 Mile Gold
3 Points 70 Mile Silver
2 Points 70 Mile Bronze
1 Point 28 Mile Event
A Certificate of Achievement is given to the first place family. To be considered, an awards form must be completed and turned in before the event.
There are six classifications of teams and two distances in the event creating the possibilty of 24 first place team awards. The first place team iin each classification receives a certificate of accomplishment and is determined by the fastest cumulative finish time A team is made up of five cyclists with an optional alternate who all ride the same distance.
Each team member must individually register for the event. Each member must raise a minimum of $200 in contributions for the event’s primary beneficiary.
Business Team: Any profit-making organization, service or agency.
Community Team: Any non-profit organization, service agency or
independent group of friends.
Youth Team: All members must be age 14 and under on ride day.
Family Team: Members must be related to each other by blood or marriage.
This is not the same as the Family Award.
Womens Team: All members must be female.
High School Team: Members can be any combination of high school students,
faculty or staff
For more details, download the Team Form Here
Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (520) 745-2033, ask for Barbara