Has it really been 30 years since El Tour de Tucson founder/avid bicyclist Richard DeBernardis started this event with only a few hundred people, and it has now grown to about 9,000 riders? I’ve been volunteering the El Tour Expo for about 10 years of those 30. All the El Tour de Tucson rides are on Saturday November 17, 2012.
In May 2012 Tucson got ranked #1 in Outside’s top ten bicycle towns, click here for article online.
Expo & Packet Pickup
♦ where all cyclists pick up their rider packet, timing device and goodies
♦ where there’s a trade show with cycling and health-related vendors and exhibitors
♦ where cyclists attend meetings about important event information
♦ and more!
2012 Sanofi El Tour Bike, Fitness & Health Expo.
Interested in a booth at Expo? Contact Expo Director Ila Stadie: email@example.com, (520) 745-2033
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El Tour Bike, Fitness & Health Expo
Tucson Convention Center (TCC)
260 South Church Avenue, Tucson
Downstairs in Exhibition Hall
Registration & Packet Pick-Up
Wednesday, November 14 / 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15 / 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. * NEW TIME *
Friday, November 16 / 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
El Tour week attracts over 30,000 cyclists, volunteers and spectators to the greater Tucson and Pima County area. The location of El Tour Expo in downtown Tucson attracts attendance from downtown area businesses and residents. The El Tour Expo is the exclusive packet pickup location for over 9,000 cyclists. It is free and open to the public.
The Expo offers something for cyclists and non-cyclists alike with over 100 booths offering:
Sports and fitness products
Recreational activity displays
Three Fun Rides (new 5 and 10 mile rides this year)
Putting The “Fun” in Fun Ride
Diamond Childrens Medical Center
EL TOUR FUN RIDE
For cyclists on road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX, tandems, wheelchairs or any human powered cycle.
10-Mile course starting in Armory Park and heads up the Santa Cruz River multi-use pat – sceneic and mostly away from traffic!
5-Mile course: easy and mostly flat along the Santa Cruz river path!
1/4-Mile course especially for cyclists on tricycles, training wheels,
or babies in trailers features fun activities for the kids!
As always any questions, concerns, registration information contact:
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc.
2609 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 USA
Tel: (520) 745-2033
Fax: (520) 745-1992
UPDATE 11/17/12 unofficial results published in separate blog post: http://tucsoncitizen.com/community/2012/11/17/unofficial-2012-el-tour-de-tucson-results/. Congrads to all who finished their rides today, and also those who didn’t but attempted it.