Sheriff warns of road conditions for El Tour race - The Explorer: Pima Pinal

Sheriff warns of road conditions for El Tour race

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:07 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Thousands of cyclists plan to converge on area streets this Saturday, Nov. 20 for the annual El Tour de Tucson bicycle race.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that the109-mile course winds through city streets throughout Tucson regions, including the Northwest.

Police plan to shut down numerous intersections in the area at various times during the day to assist bicyclists and to ensure their safety.

Motorists should anticipate delays in numerous parts of the metro area. The race begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. at West Church and East Pennington streets in Downtown Tucson. An estimated 9,000 bicyclists plan to compete.

Cyclists enter the Northwest at Ina and Oracle, head north into Oro Valley and Rancho Vistoso, west into Marana, then southeast on frontage roads west of I-10. The 40-mile race begins Saturday morning at Sanofi-aventis in Oro Valley.

© 2014 The Explorer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Kino College

Kino CollegeEnroll today:

Featured Videos


Online poll


Follow us on Facebook