Sent on November 12, 2018

Last Minute El Tour Registration

  • Online Registration thru Tue, Nov. 13
  • In-person at El Tour Expo/Packet Pickup,
    Thur & Fri, Nov 15-16
  • El Tour Virtual Goodie Bag is available to all El Tour cyclists, volunteers and Perimeter e-News subscribers: view, save and redeem content of interest to you!

Event Day: Saturday, November 17
Event Info | Register Now | Facebook

Ride distances:  100, 75, 50, 25 miles
Plus Fun Ride of 10, 4, and 1-mile(s)

36th El Tour is Dedicated to Nelson Vails ~ First African-America Cyclist to Win an Olympic Medal. Dedication Dinner is Wednesday, November 14 at Romano's Macaroni Grill. 

Special Macaroni Grill-El Tour Discount
Dine at any Macaroni Grill, El Tour’s official restaurant, in any of these states: AZ, CA, CO, IL, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA to receive a coupon that will allow you to register for El Tour for only $145!  Save between $30-$55 per entry.  Valid through November 13. 

El Tour Expo is free. There's something for everyone: sports and fitness products, bikes, cycling gear, bicycle art and nutritional products and so much more.

Check out the El Tour Press Conference on Friday at 3pm at EXPO. Meet Dedication Recipient, Nelson Vails and other guest celebrities.

El Tour Expo is located at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) ~ 260 South Church Ave., Tucson in the downstairs Exhibition Hall:Thursday, Nov. 15/10:00am to 9:00pm; and Friday, Nov. 16/ 10:00am - 9:00pm.

Registered Cyclists: Please attend a short 10-15 min. Hudbay Safety/Orientation meeting to review route and event updates (offered every 30 minutes).

If you have already registered, we thank you for your support!

Official 2018 El Tour Jersey

The supercool poster and jersey artwork was designed by Primal Wear ~ Official Clothing Supplier of Perimeter Bicycling. This jersey is selling fast!  You can get yours at El Tour Expo on Thursday & Friday or on Ride Day. Shorts, bibs, vests,  jackets and socks also available.

You Might Win a New Bike on El Tour Ride Day

All main event cyclists are entered into a drawing for a new KHS Tucson XC Mountain Bike ~ a carbon 29er with Shimano components (MSRP $2,399). Winner will be drawn at random and announced on ride day at all El Tour main event starts.

El Tour Ride Day Radio Show

ESPN Tucson 1490/104.9fm will be providing live up-to-the-minute coverage of the ride from 7-11:30 am on ride day, Saturday Nov, 17. Follow the lead pack with Ralph Phillips from Fair Wheel Bikes and Allen "Big Al" Kath from KGUN 9 TV, once again reporting all the action on this year's contenders directly from the pace car. No matter where you are, you can know what's happening,  as it happens, by tuning into 104.9 FM or 1490 AM.

Quick Links to Important El Tour Info

Arizona Milk is El Tour's Official Recovery Drink

Chocolate milk is a great option to rehydrate and refuel! Look for free samples on Ride Day at the HSL Fiesta.

Indoor El Tour ~ Ride For Minutes Not Miles!

Indoor Runs Nov 10 -17. Ride at home, your health club, or at El Tour Bike Expo: Nov 15 & 16 at the Tucson Convention Center. You can ride in one hour time slots at Expo (email Elaine to reserve your spot) on spin bikes provided by Arizona Health. Click for more info and Indoor El Tour online registration.

El Tour Volunteers Needed!

Putting on a large scale charity event like El Tour requires lots of volunteer help and volunteering for El Tour can be almost as exciting and fulfilling as riding the event.  Signing up to volunteer is quick and easy. If you would like to volunteer as a group please contact Questions? 520-745-2033.

DPR Construction ~ El Tour's Rider Number Sponsor ~ wishes everyone a safe and successful ride!

Like to Help Others? Bike Patrol Needs You!

Perimeter Bicycling’s Bike Patrol provide assistance, encouragement, and support for the participants of Perimeter events. 

Nearly 300 certified Bike Patrol cyclists bring enthusiasm for cycling and a deep pool of experience to ensure the success of thousands of riders in Perimeter’s events every year.

There is also an award for outstanding Bike Patrol in each event. And of course, all Bike Patrol receive a special finisher’s medallion.

Click here for Fall Bike Patrol Certification Class Schedule. The next class is Friday, November 16, 5:30pm at El Tour Expo/Tucson Convention Center.

Tugo ~ Tucson's Bike Share Celebrates 1st Year!

For this week (Tugo’s Birthday Week) they are running a pass special on the Explorer pass. This is a 3 hour ride time pass, for a 24 hour period, normally at $15. Tugo is offering the Explorer Pass at half-off, or $7.50, today through Sunday.

Featured Tucson Attraction: The Loop Store

Love The Loop? Celebrate the wildlife of the Sonoran desert and wear your love for The Loop by purchasing your very own Loop gear. Cycling jerseys are available in seven different designs as a part of our endangered species series. Arm warmers and leg warmers are also available in most designs. We also offer running shirts (short-sleeve and sleeveless) in two styles for both men and women. And we are offering Loop T-shirts, hats and sunscreen!

The Loop Store will be on site selling gear at the El Tour de Tucson Expo on November 15th and 16th. If you miss us, you can always shop online 24/7 at

For more places to visit and things to do, download your Tucson Attractions Passport at

Visit Tucson: Lovin' The Loop

With 131 miles of car-free paths, mountain views, and fresh air ~ what’s not to love about The Loop ~ Tucson’s riverbank path? It’s an urban trail system that connects parks, trailheads, bus and bike routes, restaurants and more. The flat route flanks a network of riverbeds, winding through natural habitat with scenic mountain views. It’s closed to motorized vehicles, so cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians enjoy greater freedom to roam – it is also friendly to leashed dogs. So, bring a friend or your family and loop the loop daily, from dawn to dusk.

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