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El Tour drops local charity Tu Nidito as main beneficiary

El Tour drops local charity Tu Nidito as main beneficiary

After a 17-year partnership, El Tour de Tucson is dropping local charity Tu Nidito Children and Family Services as its primary beneficiary.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Event organizers find Tucson's streetcar will take some getting used to

Tucson’s officials promised the streetcar would transform downtown. But first it will transform how the festivals along the route operate.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Road Runner: Strewing tacks on bike routes dangerous, illegal and dumb

It has been over a year since Damion Alexander first learned about tacks being spread over routes popular with cyclists.

December 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
El Tour cyclist killed in crash wanted to finish race despite cold, rain

El Tour cyclist killed in crash wanted to finish race despite cold, rain

An El Tour de Tucson cyclist killed Saturday when a car struck him from behind, was determined to complete the race despite the cold and rainy conditions, officials said.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Related
El Tour cyclist killed in crash wanted to finish race despite cold, rain

El Tour cyclist killed in crash wanted to finish race despite cold, rain

The El Tour de Tucson cyclist killed Saturday after a car struck him from behind, was determined to complete the race despite the cold and rainy conditions, officials said.

November 24, 2013 4:59 pm Related

El Tour officials: No decision on alternative routes yet

El Tour de Tucson founder Richard DeBernardis said it is too early to tell whether cyclists will be rerouted along two proposed detours to avoid water crossings along the 107-mile course this morning.

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El Tour boss: 'Prepare to get wet' in soggy race

Patience rather than speed will be the word to remember in today’s El Tour de Tucson.

November 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
El Tour looks to city and county to fill financial gap

El Tour looks to city and county to fill financial gap

After losing its title sponsor, El Tour de Tucson is looking to the city and Pima County to fill some of the financial void .

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El Tour de Tucson: Nov. 23 event honors rider who raised record amount

For every mile John Hewko rode in last year’s El Tour de Tucson, he earned $2,000 more for his charity and its fight against polio.

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Bikes mean bucks to economy

Bikes mean bucks to economy

Tucson doesn’t have the Tour de France, but there is sizable economic influx from out-of-state tourists who bring their bikes with them on vacation.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pro cyclist, actor pulling out all stops to see dream of big Tucson bike ride

Tom Danielson pitched his idea.

January 16, 2013 10:00 pmLoading…

El Tour de Tucson: Cyclists will hear sound of mariachis at start lines

One change in this year's El Tour de Tucson bicycling race will be heard before it's seen.

November 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

El Tour de Tucson a labor of love for everyone involved — and results show it

Leila Warfield stumbled upon her volunteer job for the simplest of reasons: it was the summer, and she was bored.

September 26, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

Sponsorship deal with UMC ends after 2012 race

El Tour de Tucson is seeking a new title sponsor.

June 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

El Tour seeks new title sponsor

El Tour de Tucson is looking for a new title sponsor.

June 19, 2012 2:49 pmLoading…
Saturday's Tour of the Tucson Mountains to be the last

Saturday's Tour of the Tucson Mountains to be the last

Perimeter Bicycling founder Richard DeBernardis told the Star today that the ride will be discontinued after Saturday’s event.

April 24, 2012 12:36 pmLoading…

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