In 2017 we offer a metric century and metric half-century!
Distances will be
100K (61 mi) with start time of 6:30am
or 50K (34 mi) with start time of 8:30am
Most of the changes to the route will be in the downtown Mesa area – you’ll still get to ride on Beeline Hwy, Bush Hwy and enjoy the great climb up Usery Pass!
Thanks for riding!’
The 2017 event route info
El Tour has two “main event” distances (100k & 50k) and two Fun Ride distances (5 & 11 miles). All distances finish in downtown Mesa. The 50k distance starts at Red Mountain Elementary School (see below).
Fun Ride: 11:00am
Your GPS or map software can help you find the Mesa Convention Center, but there will be ROAD CLOSURES Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 for the events. The information below will help you get around.
Friday March 31:
The start/finish line for El Tour de Mesa will begin being set up starting late afternoon into early evening. Center will be closed to traffic between Main St and University from 6:00 pm Friday, April 31 until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 1.
Exit the Superstition Fwy (US 60) or Red Mountain Loop 202 at Country Club exit, then head toward downtown Mesa. Turn east on University then south on Center. The Mesa Convention Center is on the east side of Center just south of University.
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING
IN THE MESA CONVENTION CENTER LOTS.
Saturday, April 1
CENTER ST from Main St to University Dr will be closed for El Tour’s start/finish line and CycloMesa.
There are parking lots throughout downtown Mesa http://azbikefest.org/maps.aspx
No parking in the Mesa Convention Center lot- that’s where the Festival will happen.
There is a lot on the southeast corner of Center and University that may have spaces for the early birds.
ALLOW YOURSELF EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING, even if you’ve been to the area before.
2017 Map: View or Download the 2017 Map here
Downtown Mesa is the site for:
start & finish of the 100k event
start & finish of the FUN RIDES (5 & 10 mile events) 2017 Fun Ride Map available soon
finish of the 50k event
Parking for Downtown Mesa
2017 Cue Sheets: 2017 cue sheet metric century
The 50k event
- starts at Red Mountain Elementary School
6650 Raftriver, Mesa Googlemap: HERE
- finishes in Downtown Mesa – see maps above
- GETTING BACK TO YOUR CAR:
There will be a free bike valet at the finish line and a shuttle available to take you (not your bike) back to your car. Why not you AND your bike? There’s a space limit on the vans so to get more people to their cars, the bikes have to stay behind. Look for the SHUTTLE flag on event day:
- shuttles START at 10:30am
- last van leaves at 1:30pm
Looking for the FUN RIDE?
About the event HERE
Get your 2017 Fun Ride Map – coming soon!