For those of you who casually missed the Tour de France this year, don’t despair, because the Tour de Scottsdale is right around the corner — literally, though, if you live in Scottsdale, drive down to Market Street to participate in the 10th annual event as a rider or spectator. The event ends with a party in the same place.
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Pick either the 30 mile or 70 mile ride. Mountain bikes, recumbents and handbikes are all acceptable – really, any type of bike is allowed as long as it can be driven safely in a big group. However, the Tour de Scottsdale website does ask that riders not use aero-type and other similar auxiliary handlebars. Only bikes equipped with drop bars or flat bars will be allowed to ride in the event.
There’s space for 2,000 cyclists, so register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. Sign up before Friday Oct. 11 at midnight. Pick up your sign-up packet from the DC Ranch Homestead Community Center Friday before 5 p.m. or at the race on Sunday at the start/finish line starting at 5 a.m. You will also receive a “goody bag” (sent to your email) from Virtual Race Bags for participating.
You don’t have to ride to be involved – track your favorite athletes as they ride past. Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch is also hosting a pre-tour dinner on Saturday Oct. 12 just before the big race kicks off. It’s a special three course meal available for participants, family and friends.
Check out the Athlete Guide for a schedule of events, maps and general information for participants. There’s also a handy FAQ section on the Tour de Scottsdale website if you’d like clarification on bike requirements and more.