W4ES Practice ride

By registering to ride with Gear Up For Good (GU4G) you commit to raising at least $500.

Once you raise at least $500 you will receive a Promo Code to register in El Tour de Tucson for free. You will also be eligible to receive your GU4G team jersey. 

Save the Date: November 18, 2023.

Continue to fundraise! Raise at least $1,000 and receive your matching GU4G bike shorts or bibs. There are more incentives at higher fundraising levels. 

Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fundraising ride attracting over 6,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide.  Riders are novice, intermediate, advanced and professional cyclists. Cyclists of every age and ability enjoy cycling El Tour to meet great people, raise contributions and have a fun time doing it on November 18, 2023.

On November 18, 2023, pedal 32, 62 or 102 miles through the Sonoran desert from flat to rolling or moderately hilly course options and at El Tour, everyone is a winner. This is an opportunity for the community to come together to raise funds for Easterseals Blake Foundation and Aviva Children's Services.


No matter what distance you choose to ride, we are all starting at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) this year! Yay!!! 

Routes - Please take a moment to review this link and get familiar with your route!

All Rides/Routes start and finish at the Tucson Convention Center and the surrounding area.

Our tent will be located inside the Tucson Convention Center Expo Arena with incentives for our riders.

The Century (7:00am start)
102 Mile
The Metric Century (9:00 am start)
62 Mile/100 Kilometer
The Half Metric Century (10:15 am start)
32 Mile/50 Kilometer
The FUN Rides! (8:00 am start)
10 Mile / 5 Mile / 1 Mile

This year also offers a 5K Run/Walk (7:30am start).

The Casino Del Sol Expo & Fiesta will be held inside the Tucson Convention Center Exopo Arena.  Most of the activities including the live music, food, beer garden and some exhibitors will be outdoors!

Follow us on Facebook to learn about all practice ride meet ups. From casual riding to fast-paced practice riding, we will be posting the meet up locations and times for you to choose what works best in your schedule.

What is the El Tour Expo & Fiesta?

Cyclists from across the country and around the world roll into Downtown Tucson to meet and greet with fellow cyclists and interact with exhibitors at the three day El Tour Casino del Sol Expo & Fiesta. This indoor and outdoor expo is the place for cyclists to interact with exhibitors from national bicycle manufacturers to local businesses to showcase the latest bicycles, accessories and apparel. Merchandise sales, product demos, giveaways, panels, contests — it’s all at the Expo. Free and open to the public

Packet Pickup Hours at the Expo and Fiesta

THURSDAY – 12pm – 9pm (the GU4G booth will be available from 12pm - 6:30pm)
FRIDAY – 12pm – 9pm (the GU4G booth will be available from 12pm - 6:30pm)

El Tour de Tucson at TCC prior to the race start time.

SATURDAY – 6am – 6pm

Safety & Security Meetings (Orientation Meetings)

Please see the Orientation, Safety and Security meeting schedule here.

Highly recommended short sessions giving you information about route conditions, the ride in general and is your opportunity to ask questions!

Platinum Meeting

Thursday and Friday, 11am and 6pm inside the TCC

If you earned platinum designation, you must attend one of these meetings to get the pass that allows you to line up in the platinum corral.

At check in, to get your rider number 

* Bring you QR code, either printed out or on your smartphone.

* Your QR code will be on the registration confirmation email sent to you

* The 2023 El Tour QR Code will also be sent in a reminder email to all registered participants Monday of ride week.

* In order to pick up a youth's packet without the youth present, the registered guardian must bring his/her own valid photo ID; his/her own QR code, either printed out or on a smartphone; and the youth's QR code. You do not need to provdie ID for the registered youth.

* Note that adults may only pick up the rider packet for the single youth registered in connection with their name.

* Make sure to visit the El Tour de Touson 2023 website for all updates, routes, and other information.

Saturday, after the race, there is a free bike valet at the finish line. 

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