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Tour de Tucson Mountains April 25

More than 1,200 riders expected

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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:07 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Ten years ago, Tucsonans Eric and Ginger Cross hopped off their bikes midway through the 2000 Tour of the Tucson Mountains, got married at Saguaro National Park West, and finished the ride as newlyweds.

The event's "first couple," now celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, are being honored at a special dedication dinner Thursday, April 22 at McMahon's Prime Steakhouse, three days before the 2010 Tour of the Tucson Mountains on Sunday, April 25.

The Town of Marana is the tour's presenting sponsor. This year's race begins and ends at the Marana Town Hall on West Civic Center Drive.

Main-event cyclists ride 70 miles clockwise around the perimeter of the scenic Tucson Mountains, beginning at 6:30 a.m. The 27-mile cyclists begin at 8:30 a.m., and kids and their families ride four miles or one-quarter mile in the Pizza Hut Fun Ride beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event go to The University of Arizona Alumni Association, UPH Children's Center at Kino Campus, Pima Community College Foundation, TMC Children's Miracle Network, Community Food Bank and other Perimeter Bicycling charities.

There are typically 1,250 cyclists and more than 400 volunteers. Over the past 23 years, Tour of the Tucson Mountains has seen nearly 20,000 cyclists who have raised $294,000 for local beneficiaries.

Richard DeBernardis, founder and executive director of the Tour of the Tucson Mountains, said Holualoa Companies remains the event's title sponsor for the fifth year in a row as part of a second three-year commitment. It is a real estate investment and development company headquartered in Tucson.

Applications can be found in Tail Winds, at local bicycle and running shops or online. Packet pick-up and last-minute registration will be held at the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pizza Hut Fun Riders can register on event day. For more information, call 745-2033.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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