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2017 El Tour de Tucson unofficial results

From Perimeter Bicycling website for 106, 76, 54, 37 and 28 mile rides :


I apologize for the late posting but I have a good excuse. Been sick with bronchitis this week, so Even Bloggers Get the Blues.  I also missed the Tugo Bike Share launch yesterday at Catalina Park.

Congrats to all riders.

Help fund a huge bicycling mural in Tucson

Muralist Joe Pagac is at it again…he likes painting giant murals around Tucson. His most recent one was the large historical one on the west side of Mountain Avenue on the TEP substation wall, just south of Prince Road. The dedication was held on Feb. 24, with speakers on site and next door at Habitat for Humanity, 3501 N. Mountain Ave.

Now Joe is hosting a Kickstarter campaign to turn this blank wall near downtown Tucson (NE corner of Stone Avenue and E. 6th Street):

into a bicycling mural (mock up below):

His vision of this mural project:

“I will be painting a 130 foot wide by 30 foot tall mural on the South facing wall of Epic Rides (543 N. Stone Ave.). My mission is to bring the Tucson community together to beautify the city while promoting an active, outdoor lifestyle and cycling. The mural depicts Sonoran cycling with a fun, colorful spin. Biking is dear to my heart as it is to so many of us here in Southern Arizona, and with so many great events like 24 hours in the Old Pueblo and El Tour de Tucson here, I thought this would be a great way to promote our bike loving culture and beautify a building in the heart of our city.

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El Tour de Tucson unofficial results 2016

Posted today from Perimeter Bicycling website:


Congrats to all who rode in the 106, 76, 54,  37 and 28 mile rides today, November 19, 2016.  The 28 mile ride was new this year.

Save the date of November 18, 2017 for next year’s rides.

Congratulations again on all who rode in these races!  It takes a lot of endurance and athleticism to ride in El Tour de Tucson.

That time again for El Tour de Tucson

El Tour de Tucson is in its 34th year. Time to celebrate and  ride your bike in this popular event, open to all ages.  Kids can bike in a 1/4,  5,  or 11 mile Fun Ride event.


And save the date for 2017 — Saturday November 18.

All info at www.perimeterybicycling.com.

Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) organization, cycling in pursuit of wellness
2609 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 USA
Tel: (520) 745-2033 / (855) 745-2033
Fax: (520) 745-1992

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El Tour de Tucson unofficial results 2015

Posted today from Perimeter Bicycling website:


Congrats to all who rode in the 104, 75, 55, and 40 mile rides today, November 21, 2015.

I volunteered at the El Tour Expo yesterday and helped sign up numerous kids for the  Fun Rides: 1/4 mile, 5 mile and 11 miles. Kids of all ages (and their adult friends) ride those events and have a lot of fun doing it too.

33rd Annual El Tour de Tucson on November 21

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“Welcome to El Tour – Your Path. Your Story.
The Tucson Medical Center 33rd El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol Resort is a bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities who ride 104, 75, 55 or 40 miles in the main event or 11, 5 or 1/4 miles in the Fun Ride or for minutes not miles in Indoor El Tour.

~ Happy cycling!

The Routes

Cyclists pedal main event distances of 104, 75, 55 or 40 miles or choose the Fun Ride  of 11 or 5 miles or a fun 1/4 mile activity course.  Main event routes feature vistas of Tucson’s beautiful four surrounding mountain ranges – three rise over 9,000 feet- against the backdrop of the majestic Saguaro cactus, icon of the Sonoran Desert. Course profiles range from flat to rolling or moderately hilly. The 40-mile route is mostly flat and has become a great family affair or a perfect first event for beginners! Two often dry but sandy river crossings will greet 104-mile riders, while 75-milers experience just one.  All routes offer aid stations with water and snacks spaced about 7-10 miles apart, police support at intersections and plenty of morale-boosting volunteers and spectators. The Fun Ride offers easy and scenic routes along the Santa Cruz River multi-use path.

The Finish

The 104-mile start line (and finish line for all events) is located at Armory Park across the street from Children’s Museum Tucson on South 6th Avenue at 13th Street. Crossing the finish line ushers the riders into the next event-El Tour Downtown Fiesta! First order of business for cyclists:  collect a special finisher’s medallion based on their finish time. Next, celebrate with family and friends at the Fiesta complete with non-stop music, theBeer Garden, food vendors, El Tour Perimeter Store merchandise, kids activities, the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony, and more!”

All information on registration, events, activities online at www.perimeterbicycling.org or  http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/