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Due to the El Tour de Tucson event on Saturday, Nov. 22, the Interstate 10 eastbound frontage road between Tangerine Road and Congress Street will be reduced to one lane between 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the Arizona Department of the Transportation.
Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson route skirts the edge of Tucson, so if you are out and about in your car on ride day, it’s very likely you will encounter some of the 9,000 cyclists, 2,600 volunteers and officials on the route – as well as many thousands of spectators. Please be on the lookout.
With more than 9,000 bicyclists from around the world, El Tour de Tucson is an event that attracts people of all abilities and ages.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona, formerly Catalina Community Services, is a beneficiary of El Tour de Tucson again this year. Here’s a great opportunity to support IMPACT of Southern Ari- zona and help raise funds. Are you planning on riding in El Tour de Tucson this year? Have a friend or family member who is? Riders can collect pledges, family and friends can sponsor a rider, or you can become a corporate sponsor.
Hannah Ford will be in 7th grade this fall at Coronado K-8 School. Hannah is an all-around good citizen, dedicated student and talented athlete.
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America recently reached agreement with Special Olympics on a three-year title sponsorship package. Special Olympics has joined one of the premier cycling events in the United States and will become both El Tour de Tucson's title sponsor and primary beneficiary for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Each raindrop that fell brought a cold chill to thousands of cyclists that whizzed through the slick streets of Tucson on Saturday, Nov. 23, in the 31st El Tour de Tucson.
Amber Peterman, 44, was the top female finisher in the El Tour de Tucson race on Saturday, Nov. 23. Peterman finished with a time of 5:22:39.
At 5:22 p.m. Northwest Fire District and Tucson Fire Department units were dispatched to the eastbound frontage road of I-10 near Sunset Road after a bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle.
El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest bicycling events in the United States, will soon be taking place in our fair city. Since the 1980s The Perimeter Bicycling Association of America has hosted an event that now draws tens of thousands of spectators every year and nearly another 10,000 in participants. El Tour brings together cycling enthusiasts and riders of all ages and abilities, from the brand new to internationally recognized and distinguished professionals. The ride is split into four different distances: 111, 85, 60, or 42 miles. Each of these different tour events begins at a different location across town with the 111-mile starting at 7 a.m. and the 42-mile event beginning at Noon. The route weaves through and around the city and ranges from rolling to moderately hilly, with the 45-mile route being fairly flat and a much easier ride for beginners.
Casino del Sol Resort presents the 32nd annual epic installment of El Tour de Tucson, America's largest perimeter bicycling event with 111- 85-, 60-, 42-mile rides and Fun Rides. Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fun adventure ride attracting 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide, consisting of novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders.
The Town of Oro Valley has a well-known reputation for public safety, and volunteer Bob Milkey is looking to keep it that way as a member of the Citizen Volunteer Assistants Program (CVAP).
The angels that will alight on the course of the Arizona Distance Classic have traded in their wings for running sneakers. These particular angels are from MyTeam Triumph and each has earned his/her wings by giving disabled athletes the chance to participate in endurance events.
Throughout my life, friends and family have commented on my sometimes unique “to do” list. Setting goals and making a commitment to successfully achieve them has provided personal satisfaction and success in my life’s achievements.
From a field of close to 300 volunteers who donate about 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually, the Town of Oro Valley this recognized 13 nominees as finalists for Volunteer of the Year.