El Tour de Tucson
America’s largest perimeter bicycling event 104 75 55 and 40 miles plus 10 5 Fun Rides. A super lineup of unique features includes: Two-day Bike EXPO exciting mass-start spectacle chip timing Mariachis at the first of two (usually dry) river crossings route stations with water and snacks spaced about 7-10 miles apart Bike Patrol and SAG support full police support at intersections plenty of morale-boosting volunteers and spectators Olympic-style medallions to all finishers and an unforgettable finish-line festival with Beer Garden music massages etc. Main event routes show off Tucson’s beautiful vistas of its local mountain ranges – three rising over 9000 feet – complete with the backdrop of the mighty Saguaro cactus. The Fun Rides offer easy and exciting routes that highlight some of Downtown Tucson?s cultural attractions. Proceeds go to Special Olympics and more than 35 other charitable agencies including Tu Nidito Children & Family Services American Parkinson Disease Association Ben?s Bells Project Diamond Children’s Medical Center the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.