Welcome to El Tour route information. Perimeter Bicycling along with the many municipalities in the greater Tucson area aim to make cycling as safe as possible for everyone.
*ALERT* November 12, 2014
Have you scouted the route and noticed the construction on Thornydale Rd?
Not to worry, the project manager assures us it will be completed in time for El Tour!
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Weather History & Facts
Hottest El Tour Day
Coldest El Tour Day
The year it snowed!
Hottest Day in November
Coldest Day in November
Average High Temperature for month of November
(normal avg: 59.2)
Average Low Temperature for month of November
(normal avg: 45.6)
18 year El Tour Day Average
41 year El Tour Day Average
Normal Average Temperature Range for El Tour Day
Average Precipitation for month of November
REPORTING UNSAFE ROAD CONDITIONS
We encourage you to report the following “normal priority” road conditionsMore Use the following contact information to report unsafe road conditions to the appropriate agency. * For Pima County, phone 520-740-2639 * For the City of Tucson: phone (520) 791-3154, or email TDOTSR@tucsonaz.gov * For the Town of Oro Valley: roads division- 520-229-5070, and their website at orovalleyaz.gov * For the City of Marana, go to their website (Citizen Request Tracker) and report any concerns: http://www.marana.com/requesttracker.aspx We wish you many miles of safe and enjoyable cycling!
Use the following contact information to report unsafe road conditions to the appropriate agency.
* For Pima County, phone 520-740-2639
* For the City of Tucson: phone (520) 791-3154, or email TDOTSR@tucsonaz.gov
* For the Town of Oro Valley: roads division- 520-229-5070, and their website at orovalleyaz.gov
* For the City of Marana, go to their website (Citizen Request Tracker) and report any concerns: http://www.marana.com/requesttracker.aspx
We wish you many miles of safe and enjoyable cycling!
STREET CLOSURES FOR EL TOUR
El Tour’s FINISH LINE for all events and START LINE FOR the 104-mile and Fun Rides is on SIXTH AVE between Armory Park and the Children’s Museum.
ARMORY PARK STREET CLOSURES HERE.
EL TOUR OFFICIALLY CLOSES AT 5:00PM
All route support will end at that time. Each aid station will close prior to that time according to a schedule that will allow finishes by 5:00.
DOWNTOWN TUCSON PARKING MAP
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The Official Maps and Cue Sheets for El Tour.
Also check the Frequently Asked Questions section for important information and changes.
Map for 2014!
Download the El Tour 2014 Route Map! (Updated 11/6/2014)
This is the 2013 profile, the 2014 profile will be posted here when ready. In the meantime, the 2013 info will give you a good idea of what to expect.
CUE Sheets 2013
As with the elevation profile, cue sheets are being prepared for 2014 and will be posted here when ready.
- 2014 PRELIMINARY CUE SHEET – 104 mile Event
based on Map My Ride, this cue sheet shows the changes for this year.
OFFICIAL CUE SHEETS for all distances will be available at EXPO/packet pick up – please visit the ROUTE BOOTH.
MapQuest/GoogleMaps Links to Start Lines
- 104-Mile El Tour Event Start Time: 7:00am
Avoid using 6th Ave to get there!
Location: 6th Ave at 12th St, downtown Tucson
- 75-Mile El Tour Event Start Time: 8:30am
Avoid Irvington Rd to get there! Directions HERE
Location: Pima Community College East, 8181 E Irvington Rd, Tucson.
- 55-Mile Intuit El Tour Event Start Time: 10:30am
Swan will be closed from Glenn to Ft. Lowell
Location: Swan Rd at Ft. Lowell, 2659 N. Swan Rd, Tucson
- 40-Mile Sanofi El Tour Event Start Time: Noon
Avoid traveling on El Tour’s route to get there more quickly!
Location: 2090 E Innovation Park Dr, Oro Valley
- El Tour Fun Ride Start Time: 8:30am
Avoid 6th Ave to get there – best approach is from the east and north!
Location: 6th Ave at 12th Street, downtown Tucson.
SAG Support Vehicles.
SAG shuttle vans will be driving the route and stopping at each open Aid Station to provide transportation for event participants who are unable or unwilling to finish the event. The vans will continue the route until they are full and then head downtown to the start and finish line where they will drop you off and then return the route. We will have 6 vans working the route and at the beginning of the event it may take longer to get back to the finish line so please be patient.
We will also have SAG chasers that will be patrolling the route in between Aid Stations looking for participants who are unable to finish the event and take them to the nearest open Aid Station so the SAG shuttle van can take them downtown.
All SAG support vehicles will be identified with SAG signs on the vehicle and a YELLOW SAG SIGN on the driver’s side windshield.
40, 55 & 75 milers: How do I get back to my Car?
All cyclists are responsible for transportation to event start lines.
There are two options to get back: Have someone drop you off at the remote start where your event begins. Or, you can take a FREE shuttle back to the remote start line (75, 55 and 40 mile events) where you began your ride.
When you finish your ride at Armory Park, (Finish Line for ALL events), drop your bike off at the FREE SecureBike Valet in the Armory Senior Center east of the finish line and take the FREE shuttle back to where your event started and your car is parked. Volunteers at the Information Tent will direct you to the Bike Valet and the shuttle boarding location. THE SHUTTLE IS FREE . Due to limited space, shuttle vans are unable to transport your bicycle with you. Each cyclist will be given a Bike Check ticket that must be surrendered when you return to the park to retrieve your bike. Don’t lose your ticket.
Shuttles begin at 2:00pm.
All bicycles must be retrieved from Bike Check on Ride Day by 7:00pm.
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