Sat November 23, 2019 Tucson, AZ 85701 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready


Entry fee refunded after rider raises $500 in donations

Ride for Diamond Children's

8:00AM MST - 5:00PM MST
Raising Funds for El Grupo

Ride for El Grupo

7:00AM MST - 5:00PM MST Reserved Entries Only. You must have a link.

100 Mile

7:00AM - 1:00PM MST
Rides: 100 Mile Rio Nuevo El Tour 100 Mile Road Bike 100 Mile Recumbent 100 Mile Handcycle 100 Mile MTB

50 Mile

10:30AM - 1:00PM MST
Rides: 50 Mile Tucson Orthopaedic Institute/Select OrthoDME Solutions El Tour 50 Mile Road Bike 50 Mile Recumbent 50 Mile Handcycle 50 Mile MTB

25 Mile

9:00AM - 1:00PM MST
Rides: 25 Mile Town of Marana El Tour 25 Mile Road Bike 25 Mile Recumbent 25 Mile Handcyle 25 Mile MTB


Armory Park
221 S. Sixth Ave.
Tucson, AZ US 85701


Welcome to the Banner - University Medicine 37th El Tour de Tucson 

The Ride

Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fund raising adventure ride attracting over 6,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide. Participants are beginners, intermediate, advanced, and professional cyclists riding 100% human powered bicycles.

The Participants

El Tour riders share a desire to ride, meet great people, raise contributions for charities and have fun. Participants enjoy the ride and its festivities out of a passion for cycling, as a benchmark for a wellness program , as a symbol of surviving a major illness or other life challenge or to honor another person.

Non-Profit Partners

Through the years over $90 million has been raised through El Tour for over 100 different local & national nonprofit organizations. Check out the current list of charities which is always growing!

To ride in the 100, 50, or 25-mile El Tours,  you  pay one entry fee to Perimeter Bicycling Association of America Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Diamond Children’s Medical Center, our primary charitable beneficiary, receives a $20 contribution from your paid-in-full entry (tax deductible as allowed by the IRS).  The entry fee will vary, according to the schedule below.  You can pay in full now by cash/check/money order or credit/debit card.

The Route

Cyclists pedal main event distances of 100, 50, or 25 miles or choose the Fun Ride  of 10, 4, or 1 miles .  The main event routes feature beautiful vistas of Tucson’s four surrounding mountain ranges against the backdrop of majestic Saguaro cactus. Course profiles range from flat to rolling or moderately hilly. The 25-mile route is mostly flat and is great for families and perfect for a first-time cyclist. An often dry but sandy creek crossing will greet 100-milers in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.  All routes offer aid stations with water and snacks about 7-12 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-part of The Loop, Pima County’s famous multi-use path.

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, the Beer Garden, food vendors, El Tour Perimeter Store merchandise, kids activities, the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony!

Event Contact Info

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Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Official Host Hotels

Bronze Sponsors

Food Sponsors

Results Sponsor

Start-Finish Line Supporters

Course Sponsors


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Banner - University Medicine 37th El Tour de Tucson.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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