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El Tour de Tucson
Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fun ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and beyond, consisting of novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders.
30th El Tour
America’s Leading Bicycling Advocate and President of League of American Bicyclists
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El Tour de Tucson
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El Tour Turns 30 Honoring Andy Clarke – America’s Leading Bicycling Advocate
September 26, 2012 TUCSON, Ariz. – Richard J. DeBernardis, President and CEO of Perimeter Bicycling, announced today that The University of Arizona Medical Center 30th El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort is dedicated to Andy Clarke – America’s Leading Bicycling Advocate and President of League of American Bicyclists.
For eight years, Andy has led the League of American Bicyclists – representing the interests of the nation’s 57 million cyclists with a current membership of 300,000. In June of 2006, after a bicycle ride across the award-winning Diamondback Bridge, he presented the first-ever regional Bicycle Friendly Community Gold Award to the Tucson Arizona/Pima Eastern region. Andy is on the Board of America Bikes and is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals. (For more information and a photo of Andy or an invitation to the Dedication Dinner, visit www.perimeterbicycling.com)
.DeBernardis also announced new routes for the Diamond Children’s El Tour Fun Ride presented by McDonald’s – a 10-mile and a 5-mile course following the multi-use path along the Santa Cruz River and a fun ¼-mile adventure course for the very young. The Main Event courses remain the same as last year, all finishing at the HSL Properties El Tour Start/Finish Line at Armory Park across from Children’s Museum Tuscon.
The University of Arizona Medical Center continues as the title sponsor of El Tour. The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus (formerly UMC) and South Campus (formerly UPH Hospital) are the primary teaching hospitals for the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Public Health. These hospitals, as well as affiliated clinics, a physician group practice and several health plans, are all part of The University of Arizona Health Network. With more than 6,000 employees, The University of Arizona Health Network is one of the region’s largest employers. Its mission: Advancing health and wellness through education, research and patient care.
Casino del Sol Resort, El Tour’s presenting sponsor this year, has unveiled a new place to play in Tucson. Guests can now enjoy 215 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, a new Conference Center including a ballroom for up to 2,000 guests, five restaurants including fine dining at the new PY Steakhouse, premium cocktails in the Prema Lobby Lounge and a unique Spa, Fitness Center and Pool.
El Tour cyclists will raise funds for Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Parkinson Disease Association, Water For People, Ben’s Bells Project, UAMC Pediatric Oncology, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, JDRF, Team Lizzie Bell, Rotary International Polio Plus, Beads of Courage, Blue Marble Institute, Lions Club International – Cycle for Sight, myTeam Triumph, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Haven, Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Uphill Into The Wind and the YMCA.
El Tour Super Week, includes a 3-day Sanofi El Tour Bike, Fitness & Health EXPO, El Tour Orientation Meetings, a Rusing, Lopez & Lizardi El Tour Dedication Dinner at Casino del Sol Resort and an 8-day Indoor El Tour program.
Ride day begins with the 111-mile Main Event followed by the 85-Mile El Tour, the Intuit 60-Mile El Tour, the Sanofi 42-Mile El Tour and the Diamond Children’s El Tour Fun Ride presented by McDonald’s. Kids activities, music, a Michelob ULTRA Garden, food, massages and an on-going Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony round out the day.
The event is also supported by Arizona Daily Star, Bialis Foundation, Bianchi, Citi, City of Tucson, Clif Bar, Diamond Ventures, Evaero, Inc., GEICO, Golden Eagle Distributors, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association, Journal Broadcast Group (KGUN 9 and ESPN RADIO 1490), Madden Media, MTCVB, Metro Restaurants, Pactimo, Performance Bicycle Shop, Pima County, Pizza Hut, Rio West, Rosemont Copper, Royal Kia, Velo, Ventana Medical Systems, Volk Co., Walgreens and Zuckerman Community Outreach Foundation.
The University of Arizona Medical Center 30th El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort will be held Saturday, November 17th. El Tour is expected to engage 9,000 cyclists, some 3,000 volunteers and 35,000 spectators and to bring in approximately $50 – $70 million to the Tucson area during the course of the year including $18 – $30 million on ride weekend alone.
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El Tour de Mesa
The event assumed a new name for 2011 but remains the same great ride! El Tour de Mesa is open to all ages and abilities, and offers 70 and 28-mile courses, all routed throughout Mesa, Arizona. Routes extend into the beautiful and rugged backdrop of the Salt River Recreation Area and Tonto National Forest. More…
Tour of the Tucson Mountains
We bid farewell to this fun and fast tour in 2012. For history of the event, click here
Cochise County Cycling Classic
Cyclists may select from 165, 97, or 49-mile events, all routed through beautiful southeastern Arizona. Cochise Classic is the perfect Fall event for cyclists and is an excellent gauge for readiness for El Tour de Tucson. For more information click here.
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