Friends of El Tour-Keep Rolling


Friends of El Tour-Keep Rolling


The El Tour Fund

This fund supports the continuation of El Tour de Tucson, now in its 37th year, and the mission of Perimeter Bicycling Association of America to bring quality fund raising cycling events to the community. Perimeter Bicycling is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that produces El Tour.

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a caring community to keep an event like El Tour rolling. The event has brought Tucson worldwide attention and attendance showcasing the beautiful scenery, the friendly people and great places to ride. In this program committing to raise $500 or more for El Tour/Perimeter Bicycling will help the event continue.

The Ride

Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fund raising adventure ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide. Participants are novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional cyclists riding 100% human powered bicycles.

The Route

Main event distances are 100, 50, or 25 miles featuring beautiful vistas of Tucson’s four surrounding mountain ranges against the backdrop of the iconic saguaro cactus. Course profiles range from flat to rolling or moderately hilly. The 25-mile route is mostly flat - great for families and perfect for a first-time event! The 100 mile event feature the famous “creek crossing.”

The Finish

The 100-mile start line is at Armory Park in Downtown Tucson which also hosts the finish line celebration for all distances. Cyclists collect a special finisher’s medallion based on distance and/or finish time. Party with family and friends at the Fiesta complete with non-stop music, a Beer Garden, food vendors, El Tour merchandise, kids activities, the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony and more!