Welcome! Perimeter Bicycling works with the many municipalities in the greater Tucson area to make cycling as safe as possible for everyone. The final route is the result of many meetings with all the jurisdictions the route traverses.
Please note that the 75-mile distance has been eliminated for 2019.
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2019 Route Information
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Road Work Needed – who to call for road repair/maintenance on or off the route
Road Closures on El Tour Day – rolling closures for cyclists and motorists
Shuttles – getting back to your car from the 25 & 50-mile starts
Starts – locations & Times
Weather for El Tour day with history
El Tour day has traditionally had spectacular weather- very cool in the morning and mild during the day. Click for El Tour Day Weather History
Click for weather forecast
It can be very cold at the start line of the 102 mile event. Recommendations to stay warm until the gun start: purchase thrift store sweatpants/shirt or other clothing to wear OVER your kit. Before the start gun is “fired” discard the warm clothing outside of the pedrail. DO NOT leave anything in the starting chute that you want to see again. Everything is gathered and given to a local charity/thrift store. DO NOT leave any personal belongings at any of the aid stations. Thanks!
|El Tour Day Weather History & Facts|
|Hottest El Tour||11/17/90||86o|
|Coldest El Tour||11/23/13||50o||Rain!|
|Hot Nov Day||1999||93o|
|Coldest Nov Day||1979||22o|
|18 year El Tour Day Average||1983-2002||70o|
|41 year El Tour Day Average||1960-2002||70o|
|Normal Average Temp Range for El Tour Day||71o|
|Average November Rain||0.67 in|
Use the following to report unsafe road conditions to the appropriate agency:
* Pima County, phone 520-740-2639
* City of Tucson: phone (520) 791-3154, email TDOTSR@tucsonaz.gov
Web form: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/tdot/street-maintenance-improvement-request
* Town of Oro Valley: roads division- 520-229-5070, orovalleyaz.gov
* Town of Marana: Citizen Request Tracker- http://www.maranaaz.gov/citizenfeedback/
We wish you many miles of safe and enjoyable cycling! [/expand]
El Tour’s FINISH LINE for all events and START LINE FOR the 100-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 5:00pm.
PARKING RESTRICTIONS ON SURROUNDING STREETS
Residential streets around El Tour’s start/finish line are RESTRICTED!
Permits are required for residents, non-permitted vehicles will be ticked.
Please WATCH THE SIGNS ON THE STREETS – don’t get a ticket!
Please click here for map of places to park – check them out.
Aid stations will be every 7-12 miles
check them out on the downloadable
CUE Sheets 2019 – Turn by turn directions.
Tucson Medical Center Fun Ride distances 10, 5, or 1 miles are also in the works will be posted here when ready
OFFICIAL CUE SHEETS for all distances will also be available at EXPO/packet pick up – please visit the registration booth.
GoogleMaps Links for 2019
- 100-Mile Rio Nuevo El Tour Start Time: 7:00am
Avoid using 6th Ave to get there – there will be road closures!
Location: Armory Park, 6th Ave at 13th St, downtown Tucson
- 50-Mile Tucson Orthopaedic Institute/Select OrthoDME Solutions El Tour Start Time: 10:30am
Morris K Udall Park, Sabino Canyon Rd south of Tanque Verde
7200 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, 85715
- 25 mile El Tour Mile Town of Marana Start time: 1:00pm
Location: Marana at Heritage River Park
12375 N. Heritage Park Dr., Marana, AZ
Festivities begin at 12:00pm and the ride starts at 1:00pm. The Town of Marana hosts this celebration with food trucks, a DJ, and more at this family-friendly community activity. Note: the southeast corner of Heritage Park Dr./Tangerine Farms Rd. will be closed.
- El Tour FUN RIDE Tucson Medical Center Start Time: 8:00am
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. There will be six 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.
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 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 Secure Bike Valet just south of the Fiesta at Armory Park and take the FREE shuttle back to where your event start line. Volunteers at the Information Tent will direct you to the Bike Valet and the shuttle boarding location. 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 1:00pm on the east side of the Armory Park Senior Center (east of the festival). Last shuttle pick up is at 6pm
All bicycles must be retrieved from Bike Check on Ride Day by 7pm