Welcome to El Tour Registration. Please read the following information thoroughly, even if you have participated before, as some things may have changed.
Click the drop-down boxes below to find: Registration Deadlines & Details; El Tour Event Benefits for all Cyclists; and El Tour Fee Options & Fundraising Benefits. Thanks and enjoy your ride!
UPDATE: January 30, 2013
Registration for El Tour 2013 is open NOW!
-Event date is Saturday November 23rd.
- Registration for the El Tour Fun Ride and Bike Patrol must be done on hardcopy application. Registration for Bike Patrol will open in June, for FUN RIDE in July.
- You are required to pick-up your own rider packet at EXPO. Photo ID is required.
- There are absolutely no refunds for event fees or merchandise.
Please Read our Refund/Privacy Policies
- Event entries are not transferable to another rider or event.
- For your safety and the safety of others, please familiarize yourself with all event Rules. Some noteable ones are:
-Aerobars are prohibited. If they are on your bike, please remove them prior to the ride.
-CPSC-approved helmet required.
-Legal lighting on your bike is required after 5:20pm. The course closes at 6:00pm (sunset is around 5:20 p.m). If you expect to finish after 5:20pm, you must have legal lighting on your bicycle. After 6:00 p.m., you will be SAG’d to the finish line as the route will be closed.
Please Review The Following Topics
- Click the topic heading below to expand each section:Registration Deadlines & Details: more...
- Online registration closes Monday, November 18, 2013.
- Last chance to register is November 20th & 21st: at El Tour Expo. Avoid the rush – register NOW online.
- Registration closes Thursday, November 21st. Limit: 10,000 cyclists. Avoid the rush, register NOW.
El Tour Event Benefits for All Cyclists: more...
- Medallion to all finishers
- Free admission to El Tour Expo
- Event T-shirt
- Fruit, snacks and water at aid stations every 7-12 miles
- SAG support
- Opportunity to earn special awards
- Traffic control on route
- Special rates at host hotels (limited offer)
- First Aid support
- Annual subscription to Tail Winds newspaper
- Electronically timed finish
- Results published on website and in Tail Winds
El Tour Fee Options and Fund Raising Benefits: more...
Adults: Age 15 and over on ride day.
Youth: Age 14 & under on ride day.
El Tour registration is comprised of three elements: processing fee, registration fee and contribution. Your total cost depends on the date you register and the option you choose.
|Processing Fee Table|
|Jan 1 – Mar 31||$5|
|Apr 1 – Apr 30||$10|
|May 1 – May 31||$15|
|Jun 1 – Jun 30||$20|
|Jul 1 – Jul 31||$25|
|Aug 1 – Aug 31||$30|
|Sep 1 – Sep 30||$35|
|Oct 1 – Oct 31||$40|
|Nov 1 – Nov 15||$45|
|Nov 16 – Nov 21||$60|
|Pay and/or Collect||Receive these benefits|
|Select Level||Processing Fee||Registration Fee||Contribution||Event Benefits (see above)||Event Poster||Gift Certificates||Conquistador Trophy|
|ADULTS (15 & over on ride day)|
|4||See Table||FREE||$500||Yes||Yes||Ride for a Child
in Tu Nidito’s
|5||See Table||FREE||$1,000||Yes||Yes||Ride for a Child plus earn a trophy!||Yes|
|YOUTH (14 & under on ride day)|
|2-5||$15||FREE||Select level 2, 3, 4 or 5 to earn more benefits!|
|Fun Ride||$15 per individual Groups of 4 or more $10 each||See full details about this event at on the FUN RIDE PAGE|
To be eligible for awards and prizes, all contributions by main event cyclists (111, 85, 60, or 42 miles) must be received by Perimeter Bicycling by Friday, November 22, 2013. Fun Ride cyclists may turn in contributions on ride day.
LEVEL 5: EARN A CONQUISTADOR: Sign up to raise $1,000 or more for the Tour’s beneficiaries and you will earn a Conquistador Trophy (see below for details) and will receive all regular event benefits as well as an event poster.
Event Poster. A specially designed 18 x 24 poster commemorating the event. View the complete poster collection. You can earn an event poster by turning in $200 or more in contributions for Tu Nidito.
Gift Certificates: These are used to purchase good and services at any Perimeter Gift Center . Collect $350 or more in contributions and you will receive Gift Certificates valued at 20% of the contributions turned in. For example, turn in $500 and receive $100 in Gift Certificates. Contributions must be turned in by Friday, November 22, 2013.
Conquistador Trophy: This distinctive award is the Tour’s highest honor. It is a metal bicycle sculpture designed by artist Toni Sodersten and hand made by Jereme Krause of Bisbee, Arizona. You can earn a trophy by turning in $1,000 or more in contributions for Tu Nidito.
Event Jersey: This limited edition lightweight jersey is suitable for year-round cycling and is especially designed for El Tour. Visit El Tour Perimeter Store for details.
WIN THE TREASURE CHEST: The person who raises the most money is awarded the Treasure Chest with a bicycle, gifts and prizes valued over $3,000. To qualify, a minimum of $3,000 must be raised and turned in to Perimeter Bicycling by Friday, November 22, 2013 for main event cyclists.For Fun Ride cyclists, the deadline is Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Prefer to register on a paper application? Download a pdf of the application HERE.
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America Inc. is a membership supported 501(c) 3 organization. Our mission is to enhance wellness by promoting bicycling as a means to good mental and physical health by producing bicycling events benefiting other non-profit organizations. Your participation in our events supports this goal. Please consider becoming a member of Perimeter Bicycling as we continue to develop programs that enhance our community.
To learn more or become a member, click here.
Get your 2012 El Tour jersey!
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
El Tour’s beneficiary
Tu Nidito is Southern Arizona’s “little nest” for seriously ill and
grieving children. Yearly, Tu Nidito provides comfort, hope and support to more than 800 children during the most difficult times imaginable. Thousands of children and families have received support from Tu Nidito over the years as a result of contributions made by cyclists of El Tour de Tucson.Maximize your contributions and Ride for a Tu Nidito Child! As you meet your own challenges, bring hope and comfort to a special child! Sign up for the RIDE FOR A CHILD option and regular event benefits as well as the name and bio of a Tu Nidito child, free entry (paid by Tu Nidito), event poster, and Team Tu Nidito Jersey. Raise $1,000 and more and you’ll also receive an El Conquistador trophy!