Beneficiaries & Fundraising

Primary Beneficiary:

Banner Children’s offers a bright, healing environment where children feel safe while receiving the advanced care they need from the pediatric specialty physicians and researchers of the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center as well as community pediatric physicians.

Supporting Beneficiary:
is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that signs on to use one or more of El Tour’s events as a fundraiser(s) for their organization.  

Objectives of the Supporting Beneficiary Program:
  • Create programs that allow other nonprofit organizations to use El Tour de Tucson to raise money for their mission, cause and/or objectives.
  • To encourage individuals of all ages and abilities to use cycling as a means towards developing a healthier lifestyle.

If you would like to become a Supporting Beneficiary of El Tour, please contact:

If you would like to ride for one of our beneficiaries please click on the link below to see their fundraising programs. 



2019 El Tour Supporting Beneficiaries

ADHD America
committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with the effects of ADHD.

Arizona MultiHousing Charitable Foundation-AMCF
Offering a new beginning for homeless families and Youth through
Our Family Services 


Arts Express  – Capturing the extraordinary.  Changing lives & building a better community by creating opportunities for children and adults to learn and experience the power of the arts.

Arizona Justice Project
Seeking justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned

Beads of Courage
Providing Arts-In-Medicine for Children
with Serious Illness

Ben’s Bells Project
Helping communities to connect and build skills for
practicing kindness as a way of life.


BICAS- Bicycle Inter Community Art & Salvage.
Through advocacy and bicycle salvage, our mission is to participate in affordable bicycle transportation, education, and creative recycling with our greater Tucson community .


Big Brothers Big Sisters
be a Defender of Potential… enhance the the vision
that all children will achieve success in life.


Cakes for Causes
Healing, appreciating, and showing our community
members they are valued through our sugar art.


Children’s Clinics
caring for children and their families.  We are committed to providing exceptional care in a respectful and caring environment.

Easterseals Blake Foundation
Improving lives every day; dedicated to the vision of a Southern Arizona community where all people live healthy, productive, and independent lives.  You can RIDE FOR FREE through Wheels for Easterseals

 Friends of El Tour – Keep Rolling!
Support El Tour and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose goal is to create a fantastic event for cyclists of all ages and abilities.  Through El Tour thousands are raised for many other nonprofits.  Help us to keep El Tour Rolling!


   Friends of PACC
Supporting & enhancing PACC’s efforts to save the lives of pets in need


Into Africa
Empowering communities to create a healthy, sustainable environment in which children can grow, learn and attain a healthy, prosperous and free future.


LOOK! Save a Life – Ride to Save Lives
Our Mission is to Foster an Environment of Safety for Cyclists & Motorists by Increasing Awareness, Emphasizing Education, & Having an Active Part in the Community.


 Ride for a Tu Nidito Child                     
in support of programs for children and families
impacted by serious illness or death. 


Ronald McDonald House Charities®
 of Southern Arizona

giving families the gift of time, when time is at its most precious.


Tucson Riders 4 the Cure             
committed to helping patients in their fight against breast cancer


Tucson Indian Center Program
Help the Tucson Indian Center to lead, serve, empower and advocate for the Tucson urban American Indian Community and others, by providing culturally appropriate wellness and social services.  


Rotary District 5500 – Ride to End Polio
Help eradicate Polio – the money raised is devoted to the most promising polio research and innovative methods of immunization of our time.  We are always making progress.

Uphill Into The Wind
A body at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an outside force. We strive to be that force by putting bodies on bikes (BOB) and setting them in motion.


2018 Beneficiaries:

ALS Arizona Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
Arizona’s Children Association
Arizona Justice Project
AZ Multi Housing Foundation
Beads of Courage
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs
Cakes for Causes
Children’s Clinics
Easterseals Blake Foundation
El Grupo
Epilepsy Foundation
Free Ever After
Friends of Aphasia
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center
INTO Africa
Look Save a Life
Mobile Meals So. AZ
Rotary – Polio Plus
Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
Team Semper Fi Cycling Team
The Haven
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
UA Adaptive Athletics 
Uphill Into The Wind
Water for People


>>BENEFICIARIES Receiving Funds 2012-2016 (PDF)

Other Perimeter Charities
Armory Park Senior Center Meal Program
Bahati Foundation
Bike N Box
Boy Scouts Troop 749
Children’s Miracle Network
Community Food Bank Southern Arizona
Downtown Tucson Partnership
Fred G. Acosta Job Corps
Molly Starr Foundation
Safford K8 Middle School
Tucson Fire Department

About the Supporting Beneficiary Program

The program began in 1996 when Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Team in Training came to El Tour with their fundraising and training program. The fundraising program was very successful and the comprehensive training program created more and better cyclists.  In that first year, LLS/TNT raised more than $675,000 in contributions. The partnership also introduced El Tour to a new audience. Inspired, Perimeter Bicycling/El Tour began to work with other nonprofit agencies to increase ridership and encourage even more fundraising. The program has continued to grow  to its current roster of more than 40 agency partners.

Perimeter Bicycling works with the agencies to help develop a program that can achieve their individual participation and fundraising goals. The greatest success has been reached when an agency uses a fundraising platform that allows online donations and uses social media to promote the program.  

Any 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency may apply to the program. Agencies, whose patrons are already interested in cycling along with the fundraising, have experienced exceptional success.  Each agency is responsible for recruiting cyclists and collecting donations.  

Agencies with a national presence (i.e. Rotary-Ride to End Polio) are able to promote El Tour as an annual fundraising event. Their reach is worldwide and they bring cyclists from all over the country to Tucson.

In addition to supporting El Tour and the beneficiary organization, out-of-state cyclists support Tucson’s economy by spending money locally on hotels, restaurants and incidentals. El Tour’s overall economic impact on ride week alone is estimated at up to $10 million.

With the help of the non-profit agency partners, the staff at Perimeter Bicycling, and individual riders, El Tour will continue to grow and make a difference.

2019 CONTRIBUTION form – to help you track your donor and contributions!