Cyclists to ride in Tour de Scottsdale

September 29, 2018 by  

The 14th Annual Tour de Scottsdale will be taking place in a week’s time. The event will include a 70-mile and a citizens’ 30-mile ride. Over 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate.

The loop course will circumnavigate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and proceeds from the ride will go to the nonprofit McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

Riders of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. No pre-qualifications or ages are required. Participation medals with the event’s logo design on them will be handed out at the finish line. Commemorative jerseys touting the graphic design will be available for purchase.

Riders will be assigned to corrals based on expected pace per mile. This method will put cyclists with qualifying times together in corrals 1 and 2, while corrals 3, 4, and 5 will hold cyclists who go at a slower pace per mile.

A first aid station and an information booth will also be at the finish line for those who have any medical issues or questions.

Family and friends can keep updated on their favorite riders’ progress by downloading a text messaging app. Spectators along the course in events such as these like to get some banner printing done early to have something to show their support.

The Tour de Scottsdale will be Sunday, October 7 and all races will begin at 6:30 am at DC Ranch on Market Street at the intersection of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway.