Saturday November 19th

One Time Only

The Routes
Cyclists pedal main event distances of 106, 76, 54, 37 or 28 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 new 28-mile route starting in Marana is mostly flat and will be great for families and perfect for first-time cyclists! Two often dry but sandy river crossings will greet 106-mile riders, while 76-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- part of The Loop, Pima County’s famous multi-use path.
The Finish
The 106-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, the Beer Garden, food vendors, El Tour Perimeter Store merchandise, kids activities, the Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony, and more!

Chester Triplett

Army Veteran and stoker for R5-PARA Racing

The Tandem Driver Corps

The R5-PARA RacingTrack and Road Cycling teammates who I have worked with over the seasons

John Jose

2016 Teammate (road/track) Velo/Vets Tucson --- Volunteer (tandem driver)

2016 El Tour de tucson reca

R5-PARA Racing

El Tour

Saguaro National Park

R5-PARA Racing

Tuneup Ride

Saguaro National Park 2

R5-PARA Racing

Tuneup ride

2016 El Tour de Tucson Start

R5-PARA Racing


2016 ElTour de tucson CX

R5-PARA Racing

teammate John Jose

El Tour

R5-PARA Racing

A sincere thank you