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:

100-mile El Tour Event
ETT 104 medallion times

 

 

Learn more about Platinum designation

Please remember the course closes at 5:00pm!

75-mile El Tour:
all finishers receive a Gold medallion

50-mile 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

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

Indoor El Tour:
Finishers may receive a special Indoor 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.

Treasure Chest
Filled with gifts and prizes worth over $1,500, the Treasure Chest will go to the person who raises the most money for our primary beneficiary Easterseals.  Must raise a minimum of $3,000.   Not awarded on ride day.

The Treasure Chest includes:
    a new bicycle (brand and value TBA) 
    two Polar Bottles
    Free entry into future Perimeter Bicycling events
    one cycling kit for El Tour (Jersey, shorts, socks)
    one framed 2018 El Tour poster
    one annual membership to Perimeter Bicycling
    and more!  Check back to see the expanded list!

Generation Award
A Certificate of Accomplishment is presented to the parent/child combination finishing on single bicycles with the best average time in the 106-mile event. The parent/child combination does not have to be adult/minor.  Not awarded ride day.  Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form

Grand Generation Award
A Certificate of Accomplishment is presented to the grandparent/grandchild combination finishing on single bicycles with the best average time in the 100-mile event. The combination does not have to be adult/minor.  Not awarded ride day.  Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form

Triple Generation Award
A Certificate of Accomplishment is presented to the grandparent/parent/child combination finishing on single bicycles with the best average time in the 106-mile event. The combination does not have to be adults/minor.  Not awarded ride day.  Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form

Duo Award
A Certificate of Accomplishment is presented to a combination of two individuals who finish the 106-mile event on single bicycles with the best average time. No Tandems/tandem bars. You don’t need to be related; no restrictions on gender.
Not awarded ride day.  Download the 2017 El Tour Awards Form Here

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  106-mile event.  Not awarded ride day.  Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form

Jim Elliott Inspirational Award
An El Tour Conquistador Trophy is presented to an individual whom society often considers to be unable to participate in an event such as El Tour. This award acknowledges the courage, discipline and determination of the recipient. Participants of any main event distance (106, 76, 54, 37 or 28 mi) will be considered.  Not awarded ride day. Download the Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form

Terry Lorts Diabetes Award
An El Tour Conquistador Trophy is presented to a cyclist who has diabetes and has completed his/her chosen event. Participants of any main event distance (106, 76, 54, 37 or 28 mi) will be considered.  Not awarded ride day.  
Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form


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.

El Tour de Familia Award
An El Tour Conquistador Trophy is presented to the family with the highest number of points earned through finish time in any main event distance 106, 76, 54, 37 or 28 mi).   To qualify there is a three member minimum, but a family may have an unlimited number of riders.  Points are awarded to each member who finishes (based on the list below) and the Family Award will be presented to the family with the highest number of points:

7 Points 100-mile Platinum
6 Points 100-mile Gold
5 Points 100-mile Silver
4 Points 100-mile Bronze
3 points 75-mile event
2 points 50-mile event
1 point 25-mile event
Not awarded ride day.
Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form

 

EL TOUR TEAM AWARDS
A Certificate of Accomplishment is presented to five cyclist-teams with the best cumulative finish times.  All team members must  riding the same distance under one of these categories:
– Business                         – Youth                              – High School
– Community                   – Family                            – Women
Not awarded ride day.
Download the 2018 El Tour Special Awards Form

Pearl Schiff  Volunteer of the Year
El Tour could not exist without the exceptional individuals who volunteer for the event.  We work with a number of extraordinary volunteers throughout El Tour, and each year recognize a single volunteer who has performed the highest level of support for the event by presenting an El Tour Conquistador Trophy.  Not awarded ride day.

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 Patroler will be awarded
an El Conquistador Trophy.  Not awarded ride day.

First – Third Finishers in “Main” Event
the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place individual men and women on road bikes in “main” event distances (100, 75, 50 or 28 mi) receive a Conquistador Trophy.  Check out the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony schedule to cheer for them on ride day!

Crown Awards
Special certificates are presented to cyclists who in one calendar year
officially finish two qualifying Perimeter Bicycling Association of America,
Inc. events. Qualifying events are:

  •  El Tour de Mesa: 72-mile (100K) event. Perimeter of Red Mountain
  • El Tour de Tucson: 100-mile event, Perimeter of Tucson

Cyclists completing two of the perimeters receive the Double Crown Award; cyclists completing three of the perimeters receive a Triple Crown Award.  Names and achievements of the recipients will be published in the January/February issue of Tail Winds. Certificates will be mailed in February.