Beneficiaries & Fundraising

Primary Beneficiary:

Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center is a family-centered, 116-bed facility located in Tucson that provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens.  It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility, where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking research to advance children’s health.

If you would like to to raise funds for Banner Children’s Diamond Medical Center

CLICK HERE to Register to ride for Banner

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.

ALS Association Arizona Chapter
Leading the fight to treat & cure ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) through global
research and nationwide advocacy.

Arizona MultiHousing Charitable Foundation-AMCF
Offering a new beginning for homeless families and Youth through Our Family Services with a mission to eliminate homlessness and strengthen our community.


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

Arizona Justice Project
Seeking justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned; seeking justice for   the marginalized and forgotten of Arizona’s Criminal Justice System

Beads of Courage
Providing Arts-In-Medicine for Children
with Serious Illness, helping over 60,000 children in eight countries tell and own their stories.

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


Beyond Tucson
Mission is to promote the use of good science and rational analysis to improve individual and community health.


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.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Providing young people in our community, especially those who need us most, with a clear path to reach their full potential and pursue their dreams.


Cakes for Causes
Healing, appreciating, and showing our community
members they are valued through our sugar art. We are a 100% volunteer organization supported solely through community donations.


Cascade Foundation of Southern Arizona
Providing a local support system for the bleeding disorder community in Southern Arizona that patient & family education, financial assistance, advocacy, community awareness, access to quality healthcare and medical research funding.

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

Davis Phinney Foundation
Team DPF raises funds for the Davis Phinney Foundation to help people with Parkinson’s live well today.  Make a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s.

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

el Grupo
a youth development organization that empowers youth through bicycles by fostering values that support youth on and off the bike, now and into their future.

 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 4 Michael
Supporting children like Michael & their families – keeping alive the memory of Michael & his spirit, increasing awareness of the devastating effects of brain tumors on afflicted children & their families and to continue to “Fight for a Cure.”

Friends of Aphasia-Tucson 
Here to help you and your loved ones with research, outreach and services to overcome the frustration and social isolation of this devastating disorder. Ride with us!

 Friends of PACC
Supporting & enhancing Pima Animal Care Center’s efforts to save the lives of pets in need.  Support veterinary care, medications & equipment to increase the numbers of pets who leave PACC with bright futures.

Homestretch Foundation™
Help us provides free temporary housing and other support for working women living or earning below the poverty line, with a focus on women who have careers in endurance sports.  Support Kathryn Bertine’s ride!


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.  Make a difference – ride for a Tu Nidito child


Ronald McDonald House Charities®
 of Southern Arizona

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

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

Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports (SAAS)
serves the community by providing fitness, recreation, & competitive sports opportunities for people with disabilities. SAAS offers loaner adaptive sports equipment & programs in handcycling, recumbent triking, wheelchair basketball, tennis, softball & other sports for all ages. Contact Mia Hansen 520-370-0588

A coalition of individuals, faith communities, businesses, and nonprofit groups providing an inclusive support network that helps people with HIV to live well.    

Tucson Riders 4 the Cure             
committed to helping patients in their fight against breast cancer.  This team is made up of dedicated cyclists who make a direct impact on the lives of those women who receive a diagnosis for 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.


 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 and 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 helps the agencies develop programs that can achieve their individual participation and fundraising goals. Online donation programs have helped agencies reach and exceed their goals. All use newsletters and social media towards even greater success.

Any 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency may apply to the program. Agencies whose patrons are already interested in cycling and fundraising, have had 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!