/ Modified nov 17, 2022 4:47 p.m.

Thousands prepare for 2022 El Tour de Tucson

Bicyclists will ride in the longest-running event of its kind in Arizona.

El Tour 2022 Cyclists ride in the 2017 El Tour de Tucson.
Perimeter Bicycling

The 39th El Tour de Tucson is this weekend.

Arizona’s largest and longest-running bicycling event is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving every year. The event also raises money for more than two dozen non-profits in Tucson and southern Arizona.

El Tour brings 10,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities to Tucson from across the United States and around the world. Participants this year include world class riders and Olympic medal-winners taking part in the program. Saturday's festivities begin at 6 in the morning with routes extending from downtown to the south and east side and back.

The race brings road closures across the area on Saturday. Beginning this morning (Friday) at 6 A-M Cushing Street in downtown Tucson from Stone Ave to El Paso Avenue will be closed to motorists.

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