Welcome to our events page.
All our events are designed for cyclists of all ages and abilities and are fundraisers for several charities (beneficiaries).
In 2013, El Tour partnered with The Great Arizona Bike Festival in downtown Mesa, Az to celebrate all things bicycle! El Tour de Mesa is open to all ages and abilities offering 70 and 28-mile distances all routed throughout Mesa with the finish line now in downtown Mesa. Routes extend into the beautiful and rugged backdrop of the Salt River Recreation Area and Tonto National Forest.
Beneficiaries: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Uphill Into The Wind & Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Learn more.
2015 event date: April 11
2016 event date: April 2
Cyclists select from 165, 95, 47 or 27-mile events, all routed through beautiful southeastern Arizona where the west is still wild. Cochise Classic is the perfect Fall event for all cyclists. It offers a test of your readiness for El Tour de Tucson and for platinum-seekers, the last chance to qualify for platinum before El Tour!
Beneficiary: Douglas ARC (Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens)
2015 event date: Saturday, October 10
Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour attracts over 9,000 cyclists from throughout the United States and beyond ride 104, 75, 55, or 40 miles around or along the perimeter of Tucson, Az. The Fun Ride offers shorter miles (11, 6 or 1/4 miles) on a generally flat course mostly using the Santa Cruz River path. El Tour is an excellent event for novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders. The “alternative” to the road-cycling event is Indoor El Tour (below).
Primary Beneficiary: Easter Seals
Supporting Beneficiaries: many to choose from!
2015 event date: Saturday, November 21
Diamond Ventures El Tour Adventure 10k & 5k Run/Walk
Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the Diamond Ventures El Tour Adventure Run/Walk. This is fun event to enjoy fitness in the crisp early morning.
Beneficiary: Benefiting Ben’s Bells Project and MyTeam Triumph
2015 event date: Saturday, September 19
Ride for minutes, not miles, anywhere in the world, and be involved in El Tour de Tucson, for yourself, or your favorite charity.
2015 event dates: November 14 -21
In 2014 Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. produced the 7th Zappos.com Viva Bike Vegas in association with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), city of Las Vegas and city of Henderson and LasVegas.com. Cyclists of all ages and abilities rode distances of 101, 62 or 25 miles.
2014 event date was September 13. In 2015, Perimeter will not produce the event. We leave this event on our site so you can check out the results.
We bid farewell to this fun event in 2012. This tour offered 73 and 27-mile courses, plus Fun Rides of 4 & 1/4 mile events. The 73-mile event is a perimeter ride around – not over – the beautiful Tucson Mountains. We leave the event on our site so you can check out the history.