2020 COVID-19 update: The ride has been converted to a virtual event. We are also introducing a 5-mile and 15-mile event this year. Riders can choose to ride one of the official Tour de Scottsdale courses, or complete the miles around your city, town or neighborhood. Riders can also choose to ride in a fitness center or on an indoor trainer.  
Whether you are a Spandex-clad speedster, a breezy beach cruiser, or a mountain bike adventurer, this fall is the perfect time to lube up the old chain rings and head out onto the open road. If you’re looking for an endurance event filled with challenging climbs, fast descents and stunning views or a scenic tour of north Scottsdale over false-flat stretches with sweeping views, we have a ride for you with both a 70- and a 30-mile distance. Join us for the Tour de Scottsdale and enjoy the party after the ride on Market Street at DC Ranch. You’ll ride all out. You’ll break away. You’ll shift gears. You’ll sweat. You’ll finish. You will have had the ride of your life.

About the Courses:

This course measures 68.2 miles in distance. The first 14 miles of the 70-mile course is a steady climb up Scottsdale Road. Please be prepared for this event and incorporate hill training into your rides leading up to the Tour de Scottsdale. Also, please note that the shoulder area is narrow along certain parts of the course. In addition to reading rules and conduct for this event, please practice respect for other riders. Ride single file, unless you are passing. No riders should ride 2+ across in a lane and must stay within the bike lane. All riders need to be aware of the 30-mile and 70-mile course split at Pima and Dynamite roads. Seventy-mile riders will head east on Dynamite Road and 30-mile riders will continue south on Pima Road. Seventy-mile riders will encounter two roundabouts along Dynamite /Rio Verde Road at 118th and 122nd streets, with a posted speed limit of 20 mph. Continuing down Rio Verde Road riders will experience an eight-mile downhill, along a two-lane highway (that is not closed to traffic), as they head in the back way to Fountain Hills. The shoulder area is tight along this stretch. The Fountain Hills area brings another steep and steady hill along Palisades Boulevard. Take advantage of our aid station just before that hill to fill up on water and grab any nutrition you might need. Once you arrive to Shea Boulevard, you will coast down to 136th Street, and go left on Via Linda to Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. Again, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard’s bike lane is small, so please ride single file and be aware of your surroundings. As riders get closer to the finish, they will experience another steady climb, as they wind through the McDowell Mountain Ranch area, up through DC Ranch to a flat finish on Market Street.
 
This course measures 31.1 miles in distance. The first 14 miles of the 70-mile course is a steady climb up Scottsdale Road. Please be prepared for this event and incorporate hill training into your rides leading up to the Tour de Scottsdale. Also, please note that the shoulder area is narrow along certain parts of the course. In addition to reading rules and conduct for this event, please practice respect for other riders. Ride single file, unless you are passing. No riders should ride 2+ across in a lane and must stay within the bike lane. All riders need to be aware of the 30-mile and 70-mile course split at Pima and Dynamite roads. Seventy-mile riders will head east on Dynamite Road and 30-mile riders will continue south on Pima Road. As 30-mile riders continue south on Pima Road, they will make a tight right turn at Pinnacle Peak Road. It is vital that riders slow down for this turn. Thirty-mile riders will encounter a two more left turns, one at Pinnacle Peak Road and Williams Drive, and another at Hayden Road and Thompson Peak Parkway. From there, they will continue along, crossing over Pima Road toward a finish on Market Street.  
 

*a portion of the 30-mile course, near the end, is not supported by police, i.e. cyclists must adhere to the rules of the road, pay attention to traffic control and be mindful of vehicles and other riders. 

Tour de Scottsdale has divided the finish lines for the two events. Furthermore, all participants need to exercise rider responsibility by studying the course, training properly and paying attention to police, course marshals, traffic control, as well as event directional signage.

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