Registration Information

Welcome to El Tour Registration. Please read the following information thoroughly there are important changes this year.
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.

Registration is open NOW!

For 2014, we are using a new state of the art registration platform.
+  If you’ve registered before, your data will not be in the new system.
+  The program has a hard time with Chrome and old browsers, so please keep that in mind.  If you use Chrome, please turn off “auto fill.”

Please email me if you have any questions: registration @  I’ll be glad to help where I can.  ~ Barbara, Registration

Remember- fees go up over time so the sooner you register, the lower the fees

-NEW IN 2014:  The course closes at 5:00pm.
All route support will stop at that time; please plan to finish by that time.  Visit the route/map page for more information. 

Quick Notes:

  • Registration for the El Tour Fun Ride and Bike Patrol must be done on hardcopy application. Registration for Bike Patrol will open by end of July, for FUN RIDE in by the end of  August.
  • 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 [no tribikes].
    • CPSC-approved helmet must be properly worn.
    • Earbuds in both ears are prohibited.  One ear must NOT be
      obstructed so you can be alert to other cyclists, motor vehicles,
      event officials, etc.
    • *NEW* the course closes at 5:00pm.
      Legal lighting on your bike is required after 5:20pm (sunset).  If there is a chance you will be on the roads after 5:20pm, you must have legal lighting on your bicycle. After 5:00 pm, you will be SAG’d to the finish line.

Please Review The Following Topics
Before Registering

- Click the topic heading below to expand each section:


  • Online registration closes Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
  • Last chance to register is November 20th & 21st: at El Tour Expo.  Fees go up over time – save  money and - register NOW online.
  • Registration closes Friday, November 21st. Limit: 10,000 cyclists.  Avoid the rush, register NOW.


  • Medallion to all finishers
  • Free admission to El Tour Bicycle, Fitness & Health 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 


Adults: Age 15 and over on ride day.
Youth: Age 14 & under on ride day.

The Basic El Tour Entry Fee is comprised of three elements: Processing Fee, Registration Fee and Minimum Contribution for all riders.  The Processing Fee goes up over time, please see the chart below. You will have an opportunity to raise more funds for Special Olympics after you initially register.

All participants must pay Level 1- Basic Entry in full at initial registration.   

Processing Fee Table
Dates Processing fee
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

Level 1 +++ Basic Entry for all Cyclists

Level 1 Processing Fee Registration Fee Minimum Contribution Event Entry Event Benefits
Adult (15 & up) See Above $100 $20 YES YES
Youth (14 & under) $15 Free $20 YES YES

After you register at the Basic Entry level above select a fundraising level

Levels 2 – 7 +++ Fundraise for Special Olympics and Earn Great Prizes

Level Additional Contribution Special Olympics Team Shirt & Event Poster Bike Seat Pack Special Olympics Cycling Jersey Hydration Pack and Conquistador Trophy Cycling Glasses Bicycle Trainer
2 $125 YES
3 $250 YES YES
4 $400 YES YES YES
5 $1,000 YES YES YES YES

New in 2014: Fundraise ONLINE through Donor Drive! Special Olympics makes collecting contributions easier for you and your donors by setting up your own fundraising page. Registering online expedites the process!

New in 2014:  All cyclsts must pay the Basic Entry Fee in full at initial registration

To be eligible for awards and prizes, all contributions by main event cyclists (104, 75, 55, or 40 miles) must be received by Perimeter Bicycling by Friday, November 21, 2014.

WIN THE TREASURE CHEST: The person who raises the most money for Special Olympics by Friday, November 21 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 21, 2014 for main event cyclists.

Begin Registration Below


If you are using CHROME, please turn OFF autofill as it will cause problems during the process.  Thank you!
+ If you have registered with us in the past:  This year we are using a new “state of the art” registration platform that DOES NOT have your history so your old login will not work – everyone is NEW.


All participants must pay Level 1- Basic Entry in full at initial registration.

If you prefer to register on paper, a pdf of the application is available HERE

Perimeter Bicycling Membership El Tour Perimeter Store El Tour’s Primary Beneficiary


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 specially designed El Tour jersey! Pre order yours through the store. The design is targeted for release in September.Visit El Tour Perimeter Store and order yours today!
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs.