El Tour Ride Day Radio program to air on ESPN Tucson 104.9 FM / 1490 AM

Web Producer: Laura Kittell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - ESPN Tucson 1490/104.9fm will be providing live up-to-the-minute coverage of The University of Arizona Medical Center's 30th El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort from 7:00 AM until noon on ride day.

Allen "Big Al" Kath from 94.9 MIXfm and KGUN 9 TV will once again report all the action on this year's contenders directly from the pace car. Whether you're keeping tabs on the excitement from the comfort of your home, watching the cyclists along one of the routes or participating in the event yourself, you can know everything that's happening, as it happens, by tuning into 104.9 FM or 1490 AM.

94.9 MIXfm's Bobby Rich, Greg Curtis and Mrs. Grant will also be on-site and on-air reporting from other staggered rides as they kick off throughout the morning.

Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fun adventure ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide, consisting of novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders.

Ride day begins with the 111-mile Main Event followed by the 85-Mile El Tour, the Intuit 60-Mile El Tour, the Sanofi 42-Mile El Tour and the Diamond Children’s El Tour Fun Ride presented by McDonald’s. 

Kids activities, music, a Michelob ULTRA Garden, food, massages and an on-going Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony round out the day.

For more details or to register to ride visit; http://www1.perimeterbicycling.com/

Road Closure Information

111-MILE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CENTER START TIME: 7:00AM.
THIS IS THE FINISH LINE FOR ALL EVENTS

  • LOCATION:   ARMORY PARK, 221 SOUTH 6TH AVE AT 13TH ST, DOWNTOWN TUCSON
  • ROAD CLOSURES – IN AND AROUND MAIN START/ FINISH LINE – ALL DAY: SAT. 11/17/12
  • 6TH AVE. FROM BROADWAY TO 22ND ST. & ALL STREETS IN BETWEEN ARE CLOSED FROM 2 AM UNTIL 6 PM
  • ALL INTERSECTING STREETS ALONG 6TH AVE. – CLOSED

 
22ND ST.  WESTBOUND LANES CLOSED FROM 6TH AVE. TO EASTBOUND FREEWAY FRONTAGE RD. FROM 2 AM THROUGH 6 PM

  • 22ND ST.  EAST-BOUND LANES RESTRICTED TRAFFIC  FROM  FREEWAY FRONTAGE RD TO 6TH AVE. FROM 2 AM THROUGH 6 PM
  • THOSE LIVING BETWEEN BROADWAY ON THE NORTH,  22ND ST. ON THE SOUTH, SCOTT AVE. ON THE EAST, AND FREEWAY FRONTAGE RD. ON THE WEST ---  PLEASE EXIT TO THE NORTH BY USING GRANADA, CONGRESS, CONVENT / CHURCH TO BROADWAY. CAN NOT EXIT THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY GOING EAST OR SOUTH.***

85-MILE EL TOUR START TIME 9:00AM:
PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE EAST CAMPUS, 8181 EAST IRVINGTON RD.

  • AT THE INTERSECTION OF IRVINGTON ROAD AT FRED ENKE DRIVE, IN SOUTHEAST TUCSON.
  • DIRECTIONS:  IF YOU NEED TO GET TO THE STARTLINE, APPROACH PIMA COLLEGE FROM THE NORTH OR WEST SIDE, EL TOUR’S ROUTE WILL INTERFERE WITH ACCESS FROM THE EAST AND SOUTH.  PARK WHERE DIRECTED. SMALLER EVENT  - APPROXIMATELY 600 CYCLISTS. AVOID IRVINGTON UNTIL ALL CYCLISTS CLEAR --- APPROXIMATELY 9:30 – 9:45 AM

60-MILE INTUIT EL TOUR.  START TIME:  10:30AM:
SWAN RD. AT FT. LOWELL RD., MIDTOWN

  • PORTIONS OF SWAN RD WILL BE CLOSED FROM GLENN RD TO SUNRISE DRIVE BEGINNING AT 7 AM.
  • SWAN CLOSURES AND TIMES ON RIDE DAY:
  • 7:00 AM THROUGH 11:00 AM - GLENN TO FT LOWELL NORTHBOUND CLOSED
  • 7:00 AM THROUGH 9:00 AM - FT LOWELL TO GLENN SOUTHBOUND ONE LANE ONLY OPEN
  • 9:00 AM THROUGH 11:00 AM - FT LOWELL TO GLENN ON SWAN SOUTHBOUND CLOSED
  • 10:00 AM THROUGH 11:00AM - FT LOWELL TO SUNRISE NORTHBOUND CLOSED
  • AFTER THE LAST CYCLIST MERGES ONTO SUNRISE DRIVE, SWAN SHOULD BE COMPLETELY CLEAR SHORTLY AFTER 11:30 AM.

42-MILE SANOFI EL TOUR START TIME: NOON:
2090 E INNOVATION PARK DR., ORO VALLEY, AZ 85755

  • E INNOVATION PARK DR FROM TANGERINE ROAD TO RANCHO VISTOSO BLVD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM – 2 PM.

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