This year’s El Tour de Tucson takes place on Saturday, November 17th. Before you head out, it’s important to know all of the El Tour de Tucson road closures. The first riders start early at 7:00 a.m., and the event doesn’t end until 5:00 p.m. Experienced cyclists and novices are expected to come from across the world to take part in the 36th Annual El Tour de Tucson. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 9,000 participants.
With so many cyclists coming for such a huge event, road closures are inevitable. This article will let you know where the hard closures are going to be, as well as give you some idea of the route for the upcoming race.
Road Closures and Timing For El Tour
Road closures for El Tour de Tucson will be centered around the start and finish line. There will be a set of hard and soft road closures around the area of Armory Park and 13th Street. This is where the 100-mile cyclists will begin El Tour at 7:00 a.m., and it will also be the site of the finish line, where the event will end at 5:00 p.m.
There will be rolling closures around the route for El Tour, especially around the sites of the starting position for the 75-mile, 50-mile, and 25-mile routes.
- The 75-mile race begins at 8:30 a.m., at the Golf Links Sport Park, located at 2400 S. Craycroft Rd. and Golf Links, Tucson.
- The 50-mile race begins at 10:30 a.m., at Morris K Udall Park, located at 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson.
- The 25-mile race begins at 1:00 p.m., at 12275 N. Heritage Park Drive, in the Town of Marana.
Drivers should be aware that even along those areas of the route where there are no road closures, cyclists will be considered to have the right of way.
The Route for El Tour
The Route for El Tour will begin at Armory Park, head one block down 6th Avenue before turning onto 15th Street, and then onto 4th Avenue. Then the route turns onto Broadway, following Broadway to Aviation Highway and to Golf Links—where the 75-mile race begins.
The 100-mile route goes all the way out to Pistol Hill in the southeast, while the 75-mile route turns north at the corner of Escalante Road and Freeman Road. Both routes go northwest to Marana and end back at the starting point on 6th Avenue. El Tour is scheduled to end by 5:00 p.m.
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