Beneficiaries & Fundraising
is any 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters
be a Defender of Potential… enhance the the vision that that all children will achieve success in life.
ALS Arizona Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
Arizona’s Childrens Association
Arizona Justice Project
AZ Multi Housing Foundation
Beads of Courage
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs
Cakes for Causes
Easterseals Blake Foundation
Free Ever After
Friends of Aphasia
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center
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
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
UA Adaptive Athletics
Uphill Into The Wind
Water for People
Other Perimeter Charities
Armory Park Senior Center Meal Program
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. e. In that first year, LLS/TNT raised over $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 30 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, such as 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.