Awards

At El Tour everyone is a winner and all finishers earn special medallion which is given on ride day.  Your finish time will tell which medallion you earned in each distance:

100-mile El Tour Event
ETT 104 medallion times

 

 

 

Learn more about Platinum designation

Please remember the course closes at 5:00pm!

50-mile Tucson Orthopaedic Institute / Select OrthoDME El Tour:
all finishers receive a Gold Medallion

25-mile Town of Marana El Tour:
all finishers receive a Gold Medallion

Bike Patrol:  All patrollers receive a special Bike Patrol medallion

TMC HealthCare El Tour Fun Ride:
all finishers receive a special Fun Ride medallion.

 

HOW OUR EVENTS ARE TIMED
At ALL Perimeter Bicycling events we use GUN TIME, that is, the clock for everyone starts when the “gun goes off.”  Your time is recorded from the moment the gun goes off to the moment your timing chip crosses the finish line.


Every year, El Tour presents special awards to individuals, groups and even families in recognition of unique accomplishments. 

Conqs.SW.4CThe  CONQUISTADOR TROPHY is our most prestigious symbol and is presented to select award recipients as noted below.  Easiest way to earn one?  Raise $1,000 or more for one of El Tour’s qualifying charitable beneficiaries!

On ride day watch for the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony in segments throughout the day starting at 12:30pm awarding the 1st – 3rd place men and women in the 100 mile event.  Check out the full schedule here.

 

Cushman & Wakefield/PICOR Commercial Real Estate Man & Woman of the Year
An El Tour Conquistador is presented to a male and female cyclist who have done a great deal to promote cycling in America worldwide.

Military Award
An El Tour Conquistador Trophy is presented to the first place individual active duty male and female  in the U.S. Armed Services who ride  100-mile event.  Not awarded ride day.    Download the 2019 Special Awards Form

Most Distinguished Male & Female Awards
An El Tour Conquistador is presented to the eldest individual male and
female cyclists who finish the 102, 52 and 25-mile events. Minimum
age is 65 on event day.  Not awarded on ride day.

El Tour Junior Award
An El Tour Conquistador is presented to the youngest individual male and
female cyclists who finish the 100, 50 and 25-mile events. The
recipient must be 14 or under on ride day and must pedal the complete
route without assistance.  Not awarded on ride day.

Handcycle Award
An El Tour Conquistador is presented to the 1st place individual riding a
handcycle in the 100, 50 and 25-mile events.  Not awarded on ride day.

Recumbent Award
An El Tour Conquistador is presented to the 1st place individual riding a
recumbent (two-wheel or trike) in the 100-mile event.  HPV/enclosed recumbents do not qualify.  Not awarded on ride day.

Tandem Awards
An El Tour Conquistador is presented to the 100-mile 1st placed mixed tandem, male  tandem and female tandem who are registered for this category.  Awarded on ride day.

Almost El Tour Award 
We appreciate the effort it takes to get to the START line of El Tour – the dedication to meet the challenge and the training that goes with it.  Sometimes circumstances occur that halt your ride. A unique award is presented to cyclists who are unable to complete their El Tour road event due to an injury involving a broken bone.  Not awarded ride day.

Police Officer of the Year Award
El Tour’s route goes through many jurisdictions around Tucson and Pima County.  We work closely with them all year to create the safest route possible. This award is presented to an officer who has performed at the highest level for El Tour.

El Tour Grande Award
Who says it doesn’t pay to be last? The last individual 100-mile cyclist to
cross the finish line in under 10 hours is honored for taking the most time to
enjoy the route and is given an El Tour Conquistador.

Outstanding Bike Patrol
Bike Patrol rides the event with you providing minor mechanical repair,  first aid and moral support.  Tell us about your experience with Bike Patrol during the event – visit the Bike Patrol booth or Info Booth.  The Outstanding Bike Patroller will be awarded
an El Conquistador Trophy.  Not awarded ride day.

Outstanding Aid Station Award
Every 7-12 miles an aid station staffed by volunteers greets cyclists with
water, fruit and sometimes other goodies. An El Tour Conquistador is presented
to the aid station that displays the most creativity and demonstrates the most enthusiasm and support for the cyclists.  Tell us about your experience! (info@perimeterbicycling.com).  Not awarded on ride day.

GABA – Michael Mossman Safety Award
An El Tour Conquistador is presented to an individual in the community
who has done the most for the safety of cyclists and cycling on
Arizona roads. The Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA)
may recommend the recipient.

First – Third Finishers in “Main” Event
the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place individual men and women on road bikes in “main” event distances (100, 50 or 25 mi) receive a Conquistador Trophy.  Check out the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony schedule to cheer for them on ride day!

Kids & Fun Ride Awards

  • The Best Decorated Bike Contest
    (Youths 12 & under) Deck out your bike and/or wear a costume in the Fun Ride!  Selection will be made at the Finish Line. The winner brings home a Conquistador Trophy, El Tour’s highest award!
  • Kids Riding for Those Who Can’t – an essay contest!
    Youths 14 & under ride in any of El Tour’s distance:  100, 50 or 25 miles, the Fun Ride or Indoor El Tour in honor of someone who is unable to ride. This special someone may be a friend, family member, teacher or even their favorite pet! The youngster must write and submit a short letter explaining whom he/she is riding for and why.  

 

Route:
Distances may be changed due to last minute construction, inclement weather or other uncontrollable circumstance.

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