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.
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 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!