Train for El Tour

Prepare For Your Ride

Perimeter Bicycling highly encourages all cyclists to train for their event. Check out ProActive Physical Therapy’s Online Training Lectures 101, 102 and 103 for beginning, intermediate and advanced cyclists. This series will help you prepare in every way: from basic training and gear selection to group riding and river crossings!

There are a lot of resources available in our community to help you prepare for your ride.  Training and group rides happen year round and there is certain to be a group that suits your riding ability.  Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA) offers a variety of rides.  Visit www.bikegaba.org for the current ride schedule, ride rating information, and much more.  If you are preparing for El Tour de Tucson, please check out all the group training rides we have listed.

Here are more Cycling Tips based on the League of American Bicyclists recommendations and experiences from our own events.  Learn more…

Bicycle Safety

Be the best rider you can by taking a Bike Safety Class. If you live in Pima County, take the Traffic Skills 101 class (it’s free!). Class content is from the League of American Bicyclists and is taught by League Cycling Instructors. Visit www.bikeped.pima.gov for a schedule of free classes.  For those who live outside of Pima County, please visit the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists for class information in other parts of the state.

Rules & Safety on the Road: : more...

  • Always stop at the Stop Signs and Red Traffic Lights
  • Always use hand signals and communicate your intentions
  • Drink before you are thirsty and eat before you are hungry
  • Carry identification
  • Do not ride more than 2 abreast
  • Always ride in the rightmost lane that serves your destination
  • Don’t be a distracted rider.  Leave the headphones home.