The Tour de Scottsdale is a grueling and rewarding one-day cycling event limited to 2,000 cyclists. The 70-mile course circumnavigates the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which at completion will be the nation’s largest urban land preserve, while the 30-mile ride traverses north Scottsdale and Cave Creek.
Wrapped by inspiring mountain and Valley views, the Tour de Scottsdale challenges cyclists with demanding ascents and screaming descents.
Start time for the Tour de Scottsdale is 6:30 am for both the 70-mile and 30-mile ride.
Cyclists in the 70-mile Tour de Scottsdale ride in a clockwise direction. The Tour de Scottsdale course includes approximately 2,300 feet in elevation changes with a long ascent over the first 25 miles of the 70-mile course.
Cyclists in the 30-mile Tour de Scottsdale ride in a clockwise direction. The Tour de Scottsdale course includes almost 1,200 feet in elevation changes with a long ascent over the first half and a gradual descent on the way back to the finish line. Please note that the 30-mile course will now be re-routed. Cyclists heading southbound on Pima Rd will turn west onto Pinnacle Peak. From there, 30-mile cyclists will continue west to Williams Dr. Once on Williams, they will continue southwest to Hayden Rd. Cyclists will take Hayden Rd. south to Thompson Peak Parkway with a left to continue eastbound. For the final stretch, 30-milers will cross over Pima Rd, with a finish southbound on 90th street to Market Street. The 30-mile finish has been changed to ensure a safer was across Pima Road, as required by the City of Scottsdale for this particular event. Please be advised that the last portion of this course is still not supported by police and cyclists must adhere to the rules of the road. Furthermore, all participants need to exercise rider responsibility by studying the course and paying attention to course marshals as well as event directional signage.
Aid stations on the Tour courses serve water, an electrolyte drink, fruit and energy gels. If you have further specific needs, please come prepared.