Beneficiaries & Fundraising
Perimeter Bicycling, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who’s primary purpose is to promote bicycling as a means of good mental and physical health. Perimeter’s philosophy and slogan is “bicycling in pursuit of wellness”. More specifically, Perimeter Bicycling was established to produce and direct major “perimeter” cycling events to encourage individuals of all age and ability levels to ride. Perimeter organizes programs to encourage individuals to bicycle perimeters of cities, towns, states, and countries, not only in America, but throughout the world.
Perimeter Bicycling produces 5 major cycling events each year: El Tour de Tucson, Cochise County Cycling Classic, El Tour de Mesa, El Tour de Mt Fuji and Indoor El Tour, which can be done anywhere in the world. Each cycling event is put on to satisfy Perimeter’s other major objective: to raise money for other non-profit organizations. El Tour de Tucson, Perimeter’s largest cycling event raises nearly $2 Million annually for 25 different non-profit organizations.
El Tour attracts more than 9,000 cyclists, 2200 volunteers, 22,000 spectators and every form of media.
- Majority of El Tour cyclists are age 40 to 64, 25% female & 75% male.
- Household incomes range from $50,000 to $75,000.
- 16% in income range of $50,000 to $175,000.
- 19% $75,000 to $99,000.
- 18% $100,000 to $124,999.
- 18.8 % over $175,000.
Economic impact on Ride Day is 16 – 20 million dollars to the Tucson community.
Fundraising not only helps the beneficiaries raise needed funds, but also helps raise awareness of their Charity in our Community.
If you are a 501 c 3 and wish to become a beneficiary of one of our events please contact Ila Stadie at 520-745-2033.