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El Detour in Marana

El Detour in Marana: The guide to the Marana 28-mile segment of El Tour de Tucson

How to Register for the Race

Register now for the Marana 28-mile Segment of El Tour de Tucson. Join hundreds of riders in the new Marana 28-mile start for El Tour de Tucson. Beginning at Marana Heritage River Park in north Marana, the 28-mile segment offers riders a later start, shorter distance, and easy parking. The Marana start has food trucks, information booths, music, and a festive send off for the riders!

Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 pm
Marana Heritage River Park, 12375 N Heritage Park Dr, Marana, AZ 85653
Register now at El Tour de Tucson

Special Pricing for the Marana 28-Mile Segment until October 31, 2017:

Ages 15+: $125 
Ages 14 & under: $44

After October 31, 2017: $175 (this offer good only through the links above). 

UPCOMING Saturday, September 16, 6:30-10:30 a.m.: Loop the Loop, El Tour de Tucson's Kick-off Ride and Event

Here's how Loop the Loop works: Get up early, ride The Loop bike path that circles Tucson, stop at hubs along the way and pick up cool stuff, get raffle tickets at each stop and use them to enter to win prizes at the same-day after-party at Reforma. Sound like fun? Then stop by and visit the Town of Marana's booth at the second to the last Loop the Loop stop at Children's Memorial Park on River Road. There will be bike shop booths and other booths with cool stuff too. 

After-Party Details:
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Reforma Cocina Y Cantina, St. Philip's Plaza, ​4340 N Campbell Ave Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85718
Live music, prizes, drawings (including a Felt road bike valued at $3,000 provided by Tucson Endurance  Performance Center), bicycle-valet parking, and more.

Where to Train & Dine for El Tour

It does not matter if you are riding in the full length of the El Tour de Tucson, taking advantage of the Marana start to the race or just watching the cyclists ride by, make Marana your El Detour before, after, and during the race. With access to the Pima County Shared Use path, Tangerine Road and Silverbell, Marana has a number of great places to stay, eat, drink, train, and celebrate your El Tour de Tucson ride, that are accessible by bike. 

Dove Mountain for Training Rides
Whether you live, stay, or train on Dove Mountain, there are plenty of things to do in the area. The mountain itself is perfect for both intense training rides and leisurely rides. Where else can you see the statuesque Saguaros, the great views, and more than likely, a desert critter or two just minutes from gourmet fair trade coffee and other spots for deep replenishment?

A Little Coffee & Shopping
A quick ride down Dove Mountain Blvd. will lead you to Twin Peaks and a straight shot to Marana’s Tucson Premium Outlets (open 10am-9pm, Sundays 10am-7pm). There you can just get your morning coffee fix at Starbucks or do some serious shopping. The Premium Outlets feature all your favorite brands, from Converse to Brooks Brothers, at serious 25-65% discounts. Deals like these are sure to please casual shoppers all the way to the most diehard shop-a-holics.

Looking for a good cup of organic fair trade coffee or tea on Dove Mountain? Then Savaya Coffee Market (open 7am-7pm) is your place. Savaya features a prominent green coffee roaster that is used weekly to roast coffees from around the world, giving true coffee lovers a wide variety of flavors to choose from. Savaya invites their patrons to sit back, relax and spread out with the cup of joe. They have a mesquite wood bar, covered outdoor seating and even a children’s playground patio area. 

The Loop for Training Rides
The Pima County Shared Use Path, affectionately known as The Loop, is a great way for cyclists to get all over town. Although I-10 freeway construction has temporarily cut off The Loop at Ina Road from the furthest portion north that ends at Avra Valley, there are still plenty of great places to bike in both directions.  

Catalina Brewing Company for Post-Ride Beers
After a training ride on The Loop or as your route to a post-Tour after-party, the Catalina Brewing Company is a local biking landmark to check out. Catalina Brewing Company was founded by cyclists, for cyclists. Not only is their moniker is “We Bike, We Brew,”  but they also invented the world's first electrolyte beer so that riders can rehydrate while imbibing. The brewery has a bicycling theme and embraces “the incredible outdoor spirit that exists in the Arizona Southwest.” They are also accessible off The Loop, making them a perfect destination for those who like to cycle and enjoy a craft beer

The Catalina Brewing Company considers themselves a small (nano) craft brewery and manufactures and distributes a variety of craft beers designed and created from local ingredients. Their locally inspired brews range from the unique and popular Mesquite Agave to their lighter prickly pear fruit infused La Rosa de Catalina as well as seasonal favorites such as Mesquite Smoked Pecan Dopplebock and Teacher's Aid Scottish Ale.

Cortaro / Silverbell Road Bike Ride

With The Loop affected by I-10 freeway construction, Silverbell Road is a great way to bike from Marana to downtown Tucson. The road twists and turns, with several hills, making a great training ride. Add a variety of desert scenery and you have a uniquely Southern Arizona opportunity. Between Silverbell and the adjacent Cortaro corridor, there are a variety of places to eat, drink, stay, and have all of your bike and biking needs met by HMS Bikes. HMS Bikes, tucked into the shopping center just off Cortaro Road, by the I-10 freeway, is home base for all of your bike repair, gear, or bike rental needs. You can take group rides or buy a bike as well.

Mexican Cuisine
There are a number of great Mexican restaurants in and around Marana but ask anyone in the know and they will rave about La Olla Mexican Café. La Olla offers elevated Sonoran cuisine, such as house-dried and seasoned carne seca. The signature dishes are hearty, seasoned with unique spice mixtures, freshly-sourced, and include their own twists such as butterflied shrimp with manchego cheese, wrapped in bacon and roasted green chile and specialty cocktails like the horchata white Russian. Great food, great service and gourmet Mexican food at a price that won’t hurt your wallet.

Local Ice Cream
Nothing tastes better after a long ride than a cold, creamy ice cream cone, especially when that ice cream is made with grass-fed milk and all-natural and locally-sourced ingredients. If that sounds good to you, then The Screamery would make a great destination. The Screamery’s goal is to not only provide the best tasting hand-crafted ice cream to people, but to make it the old fashioned way using simple natural ingredients. Voted the best ice cream in Tucson for years in a row, The Screamery fits into the lifestyle of those who care what they put into their bodies. Where else but Marana would you get competitive bike training tips that include drinking beer and eating ice cream? But you won't know if they work unless you try them.

Where to Stay for El Tour De Tucson

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Many El Tour de Tucson riders stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. It is the perfect home base if you want to ride hard and relax comfortably.Offering many dining options, from the Forbes Four Star award-winning CORE Restaurant to the elegant bar, Ignite, to the Sonoran-infused comfort food of Cayton's Burger Bistro, you can't go wrong at The Ritz for training, celebrating after El Tour, or exploring the Sonoran Desert.

Cortaro Road Hotel Options
Need a place to rest that's convenient to the I-10 and lots of suburban amenities, including HMS Bikes, restaurants, movies, and shopping? The hotels just off Cortaro Road at the I-10 -- Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, and La Quinta Inn & Suites -- will exceed your expectations.Cortaro hotels are less than 10 miles, by bike, to the El Tour de Tucson Marana 28-mile segment start at Marana Heritage River Park. 

El Tour de Tucson Event After Parties in Marana
Stay tuned for El Tour de Tucson event after-party information. Chances are, if there are after-parties, you can find a few in Marana.


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2016 El Tour de Tucson Marana 28-Mile Segment Results (provided by Perimeter Bicycling)

1 KEVIN BLAKE TUCSON, AZ
2 SUSAN HILL MARANA, AZ
3 OMAR HOLGUIN CHANDLER, AZ
4 TAYLOR SESSUUS MESA, AZ
5 KRISTINE CHURCHMAN MESA, AZ
6 WAYNE CHURCHMAN MESA, AZ
7 TRILLO ALEJANDRO NOGALES, SO
8 RUSSELL BRETZ MESA, AZ
9 VICTORIA JARMAN POWAY, CA
10 CATHY JARMAN POWAY, CA
11 SHARON TENGBERG POWAY, CA
12 CISCO GRONZALES TUCSON, AZ
13 GUADALUPE ROSS DUARTE NOGALES, AZ
14 MATALYAH BRETZ MESA, AZ
15 CHRISTY WILSON TUCSON, AZ
16 KATIE MCCORMICK TUCSON, AZ
17 LANCE NAVARRO ALBUQUERQUE, NM
18 CARLOS MEDINA NOGALES, SO
19 SAMUEL RIOS NOGALES, SO
20 STEPHEN HYBIAK STERLING, CO
21 LYNDA POPE GILBERT, AZ
22 PETER LEUZINGER ORO VALLEY AZ
23 AMARI MORTON TUCSON, AZ
24 LEE GARDNER TUCSON, AZ
25 MATTHEW EVANS TUCSON, AZ
26 SALAHUDDIN MUHAMMAD TUCSON, AZ
27 JOHN TATE SKOKIE, IL
28 KRISTIN RICKUS TUCSON, AZ
29 BERNIE RICKUS TUCSON, AZ
30 HEATHER BOHNKE TUCSON, AZ
31 STEPHANIE HUETHER VAIL, AZ
32 LARRY HUDGENS BASS HARBOR ME
33 KATHY SMITH TUCSON, AZ
34 GLEN OSTRANDER TUCSON, AZ
35 ERIC DAVIDSON SAN DIEGO CA
36 ALEC MEERSCHAERT TUCSON, AZ
37 JOSH MEERSCHAERT TUCSON, AZ
38 TIM EVANS TUCSON, AZ
39 JACOB BECHER TUCSON, AZ
40 TREY FIRESTONE TUCSON, AZ
41 LINFEI ZENG TUCSON, AZ
42 ELIM ROHER MARANA, AZ
43 AIDEN ROHER MARANA, AZ
44 RYAN ROHER MARANA, AZ
45 BERNARD POPKEN TUCSON, AZ
46 RON WELCH LITTLETON, CO
47 ELDER BOERR GILBERT, AZ
48 ALISON ROTHWELL ORO VALLEY, AZ
49 ADELE BARKER TUCSON, AZ
50 NOAH BARKER TUCSON, AZ
51 SHARI HOWARD MARANA, AZ
52 JOE MCGRAW MARANA, AZ
53 LUKE BONAIME TUCSON, AZ
54 MATT BONAIME TUCSON, AZ
55 TODD TAPPE SPRING VALLEY CA
56 JAMES PAGER MESA, AZ
57 ALANA CARDEN TUCSON, AZ
58 CARLOS AVILA NOGALES, AZ
59 JOHN PENNY MARANA, AZ
60 WHITNEY JOHNSON MARANA, AZ
61 CURT WOODY TUCSON, AZ
62 STEVEN CHESLAK MARANA, AZ
63 RICHARD LIWSKI TUCSON, AZ
64 DANELLE LIWSKI TUCSON, AZ
65 RONALD DION AURORA, CO
66 BRAYDON OWEN DIEGO, CA
67 PAM MOFFETT ALAMOGORDO, NM
68 KIMBERLY MURRY TUCSON, AZ
69 TOM WARFIELD VAIL, AZ
70 PAMELA BASS TUCSON, AZ
71 DENISE SHAPIRO CHANDLER, AZ
72 JUDITH MCELHINNEY MARANA, AZ
73 LEANNE SCHRADER MARANA, AZ
74 DYLAN BRANDT GILBERT, AZ
75 ERIC BRANDT GILBERT, AZ
76 SEBASTIAN RIOS NOGALES, SO
77 JUAN MEDRANO NOGALES, SO
78 GERARDO MONTES DE OCA NOGALES, SO
79 COOPER BROKAMP TUCSON, AZ
80 ADAM BROKAMP TUCSON, AZ
81 OSACAR RIOS NOGALES, SO
82 DION GASTON TUCSON, AZ
83 THOMAS GULBA TUCSON, AZ
84 TOBY FABER TUCSON, AZ
85 ALICE WHITTINGTON-GUL TUCSON, AZ
86 JOEL CLADOUHOS ANCHORAGE, AK
87 GARY SCHOBEL MARANA, AZ
88 CHRISTINE SCHOBEL MARANA, AZ
89 GEORGE PECK MARANA, AZ
90 AUSTIN LENHART TUCSON, AZ
91 ARTHUR MCCORKILL TUCSON, AZ
92 MATT WITHROW TUCSON, AZ
93 GABRIEL CAMACHO TUCSON, AZ
94 NELLO TANNER CHANDLER, AZ
95 GLEN MURPHY TUCSON, AZ
96 MARK KENNEDY GOLINAS, CA
97 CAROL FISK VALLEY, AZ
98 KENNETH PERRIN TUCSON, AZ
99 JULIA HERRINGTON TUCSON, AZ
100 TIM ABELN TUCSON, AZ
101 BRITTANY ABELN TUCSON, AZ
102 ANITA FISK GREEN VALLEY AZ
103 KIM SAKAMOTO ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA
104 KEITH TANABE MONTEBELLO, CA
105 GARY CUTTLER TUCSON, AZ
106 KAT JOHNSON SKOKIE, IL
107 VINCENT LACSAMANA TUCSON, AZ
108 ZOE JANE PETERSON LACSAM TUCSON, AZ
109 LADISLAO MORALES TUCSON, AZ
110 RORY MACIULLA TUCSON, AZ
111 JANE MACIULLA TUCSON, AZ
112 JAMES HEITNER DAYTON, OH
113 FRANCIS COLE TUCSON, AZ
114 KIM DUQUETTE OCEASIDE, CA
115 FRANCIS ARANA TUCSON, AZ
116 DAVID GARCIA VISTA, CA
117 DANIKA PINEDO TUCSON, AZ
118 ROY BISHOP TUCSON, AZ
119 CINDY HINKLE TUCSON, AZ
120 ENRIQUE JIMENEZ GILBERT, AZ
121 SHAUN KANE CHATSWORTH, CA
122 BRIAN MORENO VAIL, AZ
123 ROBERT MORENO TUCSON, AZ
124 RACHEL ABBOTT TUCSON, AZ
125 GEORGE ANAST TUCSON, AZ
126 CATHERINE SPENCER NEW YORK NY
127 JULIE RAMOS SACRAMENTO, CA
128 RANDALL HRNA TUCSON, AZ
129 NATALIE PROUDFOOT TUCSON, AZ
130 MARY CASPER TUCSON, AZ
131 DECLAN DOTY TUCSON, AZ
132 CONRAD PETZ TUCSON, AZ
133 JOAQUIN RASMUSSEN TUCSON, AZ
134 AMI PETZ TUCSON, AZ
135 BENITO BENNING ZAPIEN TUCSON, AZ
136 MAIA STARK TUCSON, AZ
137 COLIN HUGGINS TUCSON, AZ
138 TOMAS SALAZAR TUCSON, AZ
139 SIVANA THRALL TUCSON, AZ
140 PATRICK REYNOLDS TUCSON, AZ
141 MIA HUDSON TUCSON, AZ
142 MORGAN ADAMS TUCSON, AZ
143 LYNN HUDSON TUCSON, AZ
144 MICHAEL TUGADE TUCSON, AZ
145 KAREN GREER DISCOVERY BAY, CA
146 ASHLEY GREER DISCOVERY BAY, CA
147 JAMES GREER DISCOVERY BAY, CA
148 MAGGIE COUPER COLORADO SPRINGS CO
149 PEGGY VIGIL COLORADO SPRINGS CO
150 CARYL MAYER MEDFIELD, MA
151 VALERIE PATRIQUIN SCOTTSDALE, AZ
152 KRISTI HAROLD SCOTTSDALE, AZ
153 FRED ADELMAN TUCSON, AZ
154 KAREN ADELMAN TUCSON, AZ
155 SAM HOFFMANN GILBERT, AZ
156 LAURA BOERR GILBERT, AZ
157 CHRIS LEFFLER TUCSON, AZ
158 RODERICK NAVIN TUCSON, AZ
159 REGINA SUITT TUCSON, AZ
160 J CURT PENNY STERLING, CO
161 PATRICIA PENNY STERLING, CO
162 RAMON VEJAR TUCSON, AZ
163 MARGARITE LANG TUCSON, AZ
164 MANUEL CARREON TUCSON, AZ
165 CHRISTINA SAVEL TUCSON, AZ
166 GARY COLLINS GREEN VALLEY AZ
167 JERI COLLINS GREEN VALLEY AZ
168 TERIKA HORTON ORO VALLEY, AZ
169 ELAINE BENDER TUBAC, AZ
170 JEFF NEILSEN GILBERT, AZ
171 RUSS BRANAGHAN TEMPE, AZ
172 DOLENC ALESSANDRA ANGELES, CA
173 DON EVANS TUCSON, AZ
174 ASTRID LOVETTE TUCSON, AZ
175 OETE RODRIGUEZ TUCSON, AZ
176 BRUCE SADILEK TUCSON, AZ
177 MAKENNA WALSH TUCSON, AZ
178 STEVE WALSH TUCSON, AZ
179 JAMES BAPTISTE ALBUQUERQUE, NM
180 FLORENCE KENT ALBUQUERQUE, NM
181 JESSICA COX TUCSON, AZ
182 PATRICK CHAMBERLAIN TUCSON, AZ
183 MARLA WALLACE TUCSON, AZ
184 TIMOTHY SANTEYAN TUCSON, AZ
185 TIM SANTEYAN TUCSON, AZ
186 ALEXIS BITNAR TUCSON, AZ
187 MONA WHITE-ORTEGA TUCSON, AZ
188 RICK ORTEGA TUCSON, AZ
189 ANGEL TIRADO HERMOSILLO, SO
190 PATTY BITNAR TUCSON, AZ
191 MARIO MORALES TUCSON, AZ
192 LEVI ELMER TUCSON, AZ
193 LEENA GOWRISANKARAN TUCSON, AZ
194 GAUTAM GOWRISANKARAN TUCSON, AZ
195 KATHIE BARNES TUCSON, AZ
196 JENNA ELMER TUCSON, AZ
197 CINDY CARTER SAHUARITA, AZ
198 RONALD CARTER SAHUARITA, AZ
199 DENNIS MOLNAR TUCSON, AZ
200 KEITH MOLINEK TUCSON, AZ
201 JOHN OFFICER MARANA, AZ
202 PHILIP SILVERS GREEN VALLEY AZ
203 ROBERTA RICH COEUR D'ALENE ID
204 MARCIA HOWARD LAFAYETTE, CA
205 KATHLEEN VAN COTT GILBERT, AZ
206 DONNA ROBBINS MENIFEE, CA
207 DOROTHY STROSKY TUCSON, AZ
208 STEVEN PETERSON TUCSON, AZ
209 DENNIS DAY EL MIRAGE AZ
210 JEFF RAMSDELL TEMPE, AZ
211 STEPHANIE SPRAY PHOENIX, AZ
212 DIANA SPRAY TUCSON, AZ
213 NATALEAH MUNOZ NOGALES, AZ
214 TOMAS LOPEZ NOGALES, SO
215 LEMMI BERMUDES NOGALES, AZ
216 JUAN LOPEZ NOGALES, AZ
217 ANDREA AYALA NOGALES, SO
218 BRANDY PEREZ RICO, AZ
219 ALBERTO ROMERO NOGALES, AZ
220 JOSE HERNANDEZ RIO RICO AZ
221 KARLA ROMERO NOGALES, AZ
222 RONN RICH COEUR D'ALENE ID
223 DONNA ASBRIDGE TUCSON, AZ
224 QUEEN NASOMMA BAHATI LOS AMGELES CA
225 LAURA MOSS AGOURA HILLS CA
226 DANIEL FARBO HEREFORD, AZ
227 KEVIN OXNAM TUCSON, AZ
228 GRACIE OXNAM TUCSON, AZ
229 ANNE JOHNSON TUCSON, AZ
230 RYAN JOHNSON TUCSON, AZ
231 RENEE KERR LOUIS PARK MN
232 SKYLAR DEHNERT TUCSON, AZ
233 MICHAEL HESLINGA TUCSON, AZ
234 MARY FARBO WILLCOX, AZ
235 DEBORAH MEILINK TUCSON, AZ
236 WILLIAM JOHNSON ORO VALLEY AZ
237 JUSTIN JOHNSON ORO VALLEY AZ
238 JONATHAN HALL PEORIA, AZ
239 CYNTHIA MEDFORD TUCSON, AZ
240 SEVEN BAHATI LONG BEACH CA
241 LISA ROSENBUSCH CORONADO, CA
242 KATHY KORITZINSKY MIDDLETON, WI
243 ALBA GOMEZ MARANA, AZ
244 FRANCISCO HEREDIA SAN LUIS, AZ
245 LUZ AIDA HEREDIA SAN LUIS, AZ
246 LEEAAT DEHNERT TUCSON, AZ
247 QUINN DEHNERT TUCSON, AZ
248 WILLIAM HOLDER MESA, AZ
249 SCOTT WEBSTER MESA, AZ
250 NANCY SMITH TUCSON, AZ
251 TERRY DEE TUCSON, AZ
252 JOSEPH SUTTON MAGIRL TUCSON, AZ
253 CHRISTOPHER MAGIRL TUCSON, AZ
254 GIANNI TORRE TUCSON, AZ
255 RALPH STOCK ALBUQUERQUE, NM
256 DEVEN BENJAMIN-BAKER CHANDLER, AZ
257 NICK KRAYACICH LA SALLE ON
258 JENNIFER JONES SALLE, ON
259 BIANCA MAXHAM TUCSON, AZ
260 BRIANNA YUKI TUCSON, AZ
261 ALICE SWEEDO SONOITA, AZ
262 EDGARDO MUNOZ NOGALES, AZ
263 LEAH MUNOZ NOGALES, AZ
264 GLENDA DRAKE TUCSON, AZ
265 MADALYN WORL CORTARO, AZ
266 GABRIEL I CASTRO TUCSON, AZ
267 KIPP DRAKE TUCSON, AZ