Beneficiaries & Fundraising

Primary Beneficiary:
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. 
Find out how to RIDE FOR FREE
through Wheels for Easterseals

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 Justice Project
Seeking justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned

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


Big Brothers Big Sisters
be a Defender of Potential… enhance the the vision that 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


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

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

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



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!