The thirteenth annual Tour de Scottsdale, is Sunday, October 9, 2016. The event kicks off at Market Street in DC Ranch, which is located near the southeast corner of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. The event features a 70-mile and 30-mile citizen’s ride. Start time for the Tour de Scottsdale is 6:30 am for both the 70-mile and 30-mile ride.
The event beneficiary is the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization in Scottsdale that protects and promotes the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Tour de Scottsdale event is capped at 2,000 cyclists so register now!
The Tour de Scottsdale is produced and hosted by the DC Ranch Community Council. DC Ranch is proud to partner with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in providing a charity athletic event that circumnavigates the Preserve. The 13th annual Tour de Scottsdale is presented by Oliver Smith Jewelers.
You can ride any type of bike as long as you can ride it safely in large groups. Mountain bikes, recumbents and handbikes are all acceptable types of bikes. Aero-type and other similar auxiliary handlebars are prohibited; this includes tri-bikes with otherwise unremovable aerobars. Only bikes equipped with drop bars or flat bars will be allowed to ride in the event.
We have partnered with Virtual Race Bags to produce a ‘virtual goody bag’ in an effort to go green and provide additional benefits to our participants. As a participant of this year’s event you will receive an invitation email to your Virtual Goody Bag prior to the event giving you access to the bag. In your goody bag you will find an array of valuable information including exclusive offers, coupons and sponsor messages. The virtual goodie bag will be emailed out to all participants starting Saturday, October 8.
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy champions the sustainability of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for the benefit of this and future generations. As stewards, they connect the community to the Preserve through education, research, advocacy, partnerships and safe, respectful access. For more information visit McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Follow the Conservancy on Twitter and join them on Facebook.
DC Ranch Community Council
DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community located adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. The DC Ranch Community Council facilitates a connected and welcoming community that instills pride and a sense of belonging in every DC Ranch resident by providing communications, events, and opportunities to nurture meaningful relationships with the greater community. The leadership of the Community Council Board of Directors and professional staff upholds the DC Ranch community values and enables opportunities for civic, cultural, educational, social, philanthropic and recreational involvement. For more information please visit DCRanch.com.