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ICYMI: The Tour de Scottsdale set for a great day of cycling on April 13

Get ready for more than 2,500 bikes on the Scottsdale roads on April 13. The Tour de Scottsdale is back and expecting a great day of cycling.

The ride returns after a five-year hiatus. HonorHealth is the presenting sponsor with CEO Todd LaPorte scheduled to ride in the event.

"HonorHealth is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for this year’s Tour de Scottsdale,” LaPorte said. “Since 1927, our roots in Arizona have grown deep, and we remain steadfast in our mission to improve the health and well-being of community members from every walk of life. This commitment is woven into the fabric of who we are – and it shines through in events like the Tour de Scottsdale.”

After 20 years of producing this event, DC Ranch has turned the reins over to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Teaming up with Perimeter Bicycling Association, the Conservancy aims to revive the Tour de Scottsdale. 

Vickie McWatters, Director of Development and Marketing for the Conservancy, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to be bringing back this iconic event for Scottsdale. With its long-standing reputation as a well-known cycling event, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy wants to ensure we deliver an event that everyone in Scottsdale can be proud of. Recognizing this, we knew we needed to partner with the best cycling event producer out there. Our alliance with Perimeter is a perfect match.” 

The ride(s) – a 62-miler and a 35-miler – will begin and end at the popular WestWorld in Scottsdale. The 62-mile ride begins at 7 a.m. with the 35-miler starting at 8 a.m.

“Tour de Scottsdale has a nice history of being a popular ride,” said TJ Juskiewicz, executive director of Perimeter. “We’re happy to be partners in this event, which will be the best one ever, given the response we’ve received. It’s going to be a great day of cycling in the Valley.”

The ride has been called a “destination event” given the great weather and Scottsdale being a premier city to visit, not just in the spring, but any time. Cyclists have registered from 41 states and five countries.  There will be an Expo, with several nonprofits and sponsors involved in the event.

“Scottsdale has long been known as a healthy community, where all generations can enjoy clean air, sunshine, scenic trails, and beautiful landscapes,” Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega said. “Whether you are an avid cyclist or new to the sport, Tour de Scottsdale will captivate, lead you to share passionate conversations and steer you to new friendships.  Scottsdale is your gold-level, bike-friendly city!”

Tour de Scottsdale also offers other nonprofit organizations to join them while providing the tools to fundraise for their nonprofit’s mission. We have over 20 nonprofits joining us this year who have already raised more than $25,000. 

There are no road closures, but there will be heavy bike traffic on the route (see below).

Thompson Peak westbound will be impacted from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. And on Thompson Peak eastbound from 9.m. to noon. There will also be impact going east on Dynamite into Rio Verde from 7:30 a.m. – noon. 

You can view the route map here for both rides: Tour de Scottsdale: Routes

April 12 is the last day to register for the event. You can register by going to:

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