El Tour de Tucson
The 36th annual El Tour de Tucson is happening this Saturday. The event brings more than 9,000 cyclists to Tucson. There are some changes to the route this year.
- No lower Santa Cruz river(bed) crossing.
- Route goes very southeast
- No north Oracle Rd/Rancho Vistoso
The first races start at 7 a.m. Every race ends at Armory Park.
- 100-Mile Rio Nuevo El Tour Start Time 7:00am
Avoid using 6th Ave to get there – there will be road closures!
Location: Armory Park, 6th Ave at 13th St, downtown Tucson
- 75-Mile El Tour Start Time: 8:30am
Location: Golf Links Sports Complex, 2498 S Craycroft at Golf Links.
- 50-Mile Tucson Orthopaedic Institute/Select OrthoDME Solutions El Tour Start Time: 10:30am
Location: Morris K Udall Park, Sabino Canyon Rd south of Tanque Verde
7200 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, 85715
- 25-Mile Town of Marana El Tour Start time: 1:00pm
Location: Marana at Heritage River Park
12375 N. Heritage Park Dr., Marana, AZ
- Tucson Medical Center El Tour FUN RIDE Start Time: 8:00am
Avoid 6th Ave to get there – best approach is from the east and north!
Location: 6th Ave at 12th Street, downtown Tucson.
The Pima County Sheriff warned drivers of road closures in a recent tweet.
El Tour de Tucson is this weekend Nov 17th! It starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. There are several road closures which occur at varying times during the day. These closures are listed on the map. Please plan your day accordingly and be on the look out for bicyclists! pic.twitter.com/xriDtK1ND6
— Pima County Sheriff (@PimaSheriff) November 13, 2018
UA vs Washington State
The U of A football team takes on UTEP Saturday night for an away game. You can watch the game on ESPN.
Sonoran Harvest ‘Taste the Desert’
6:30- 9:30 pm
The Desert Museum is hosting Sonoran Harvest Taste the Desert Saturday. The event features food trucks, restaurants and local breweries. Chefs will compete to create the best dish using prickly pear and/or mesquite. Guests vote for the best dish and the winner is crowned the Sonoran Harvest King or Queen. It is a 21 and up event. Purchase tickets HERE.
The Sonoran Harvest is your chance to "taste the desert" as chefs from around Tucson compete to have the best desert inspired dish! 😍🍴#SonoranHarvest #Yumm
Get your tickets here: https://t.co/FgLnGBpLi3 pic.twitter.com/I6mE7RyD5X
— Desert Museum (@desertmuseum) November 6, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m
The 2018/19 season kicks off Friday at Snowbowl According to their website, the Grand Canyon Express chairlift will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., giving visitors access to four intermediate trails including Midway Catwalk, Logjam, Wild Turkey and Round Up. Little Spruce, the conveyor lift, will offer access to beginner terrain on Hart Prairie, the largest beginner area in the southwest.
Winter lift tickets start at $35. Prices vary daily. There are military, birthday and children’s discounts. Get your tickets here!