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 501c3 and wish to become a beneficiary of one of our events please contact Ila Stadie at 520-745-2033.
Are you raising funds for the PRIMARY BENEFICIARY for any of our events? Use this form to help you keep track of your contributors: CONTRIBUTION FORM HERE.
Cochise County Cycling Classic – October 12, 2013
Principal beneficiary: Douglas Association of Retarded Citizens (Douglas ARC)
Other Beneficiaries: Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation Inc
El Tour de T ucson
Principal beneficiary: Tu Nidito Children and Family Services
Other Beneficiaries for 2013:
Accion, American Parkinson Disease Association, Arts-Express, Ben’ Bells, Cakes for Causes, Carrie Tingley Hospt. Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, JDRF, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lions Club International Cycle for Sight, myTeam Triumph, Pima Community College Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, Rotary International – Polio Plus, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Haven, The Winded Foundation, Uphill Into The Wind, Water for People and Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.
For more information about the current beneficiaries click here
Perimeter Bicycling Charities
In addition each event, Perimeter’s event supports other charities such as: AZ-1 DMAT, Acosta Job Corp., Bike-In-Box, Brad Gorman Memorial Fund, Children’s Museum Tucson, Coalition of AZ Bicyclists, Community Food Bank Tucson, Matthew Preston Foundation, Harvard Magazine, The Bahati Foundation, Tucson Bicycle Classic, Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Youth Development, Vets 4 Vets, and Downtown Tucson Partnership.