El Tour Expo kicks off today - Tucson News Now

El Tour Expo kicks off today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Crews are packing up the permanent office, making a temporary one at the Tucson Convention Center.  That is their home away from home, as the El Tour Expo kicks off this afternoon.

The Expo is where participants can pick up cycling gear, or register for El Tour if they have not done so already. 

Most of the routes this year are the same, but the fun ride is expanding up to ten miles.  Much of the route will be on bike paths, showing off one of the reasons why Tucson was named ‘Number One Bike Town' by Outside Magazine. 

The number of riders should be neck and neck with last year's totals, anywhere from 8,400 to 9,000 people.  And of course they are doing it all for charity.  30 charities to be exact, battling everything from Parkinson's to diabetes. 

This year organizers hope to raise between $2 million to $3 million for the charities.

The Expo starts today at 4 p.m. and runs through the rest of the week.

Copyright 2012 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • THINK ABOUT IT: How to Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault

    THINK ABOUT IT: How to Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:45 PM EST2017-12-13 18:45:21 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Last week, Time magazine named the Silence Breakers as “2017 Person of the Year,” applauding those who have bravely spoken out about sexual assault and harassment, shining a light on an issue that is all too prevalent. 1 in 6 American women will be raped. 

    Last week, Time magazine named the Silence Breakers as “2017 Person of the Year,” applauding those who have bravely spoken out about sexual assault and harassment, shining a light on an issue that is all too prevalent. 1 in 6 American women will be raped. 

  • Gov. Ducey orders flags flown at half staff for El Mirage officer

    Gov. Ducey orders flags flown at half staff for El Mirage officer

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:17 PM EST2017-12-13 17:17:46 GMT
    Paul Lazinsky (Source: El Mirage Police Department)Paul Lazinsky (Source: El Mirage Police Department)

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said flags will be lowered all day Wednesday, Dec. 13, and on the day that El Mirage police officer Paul Lazinsky is laid to rest.

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said flags will be lowered all day Wednesday, Dec. 13, and on the day that El Mirage police officer Paul Lazinsky is laid to rest.

  • Attempted traffic stop leads to arrest in Sierra Vista

    Attempted traffic stop leads to arrest in Sierra Vista

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:23 AM EST2017-12-13 16:23:50 GMT
    Jodi Darnell (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)Jodi Darnell (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

    According to a news release from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old Jodi Darnell was arrested after he allegedly attempted to flee from Sheriff's detectives who were trying to pull him over.

    According to a news release from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old Jodi Darnell was arrested after he allegedly attempted to flee from Sheriff's detectives who were trying to pull him over.

Powered by Frankly