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HomeEl Tour Training Rides

   GABA Sponsored Training Rides
for the 37th Annual El Tour de Tucson

The ETT training rides this year will begin on Sunday, Sept. 8th 2019, and meet every Sunday up to November 17th with one exception. On Nov. 3rd there is a GABA supported ride, the Mountain to Mountain ride, which in itself offers several good El Tour warm-up distances.

We have four start locations with at least two ride leaders per location.

Start locations:

West side: Mercado San Agustin

East side: Udall Park

Northwest side: Tangerine/Thornydale

Ride leaders will post the rides on 

First rides begin at around 40 miles and increase 8 to 10 miles every week.


For those riders wanting training rides for the 50 mile El Tour ride, a series of training rides will be held on the East side. These rides will include other bicycling needs such as basic bicycle maintenance, how to change a flat tire (and yes, you will participate), how to drink and drive, what to eat and drink on a long ride, and a few other topics.


East side: Sabino Cycles bike shop


First ride will begin at around 26 miles and increase 4 to 6 miles every week.