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PCC East Campus Marks Start of El Tour 81-mile Race

November 21, 2013

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College’s East Campus again is the start of the second-longest leg of El Tour de Tucson bicycle race, which is Saturday.

The campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road, is the starting point for the 81-mile race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23. Organizers say the earlier start will facilitate merging the 81-mile racers with the 107-mile racers.

East Campus administrators say anyone needing to be on campus that day before 9:30 a.m. should enter the campus from Pantano Road, using the Poinciana Drive entrance, and park in the lots on the west side of campus, west of the 01 and E-1 buildings. Administrators expect traffic off Irvington Road to be heavier than usual and say access may be blocked around the start time.

The campus has been the site of an El Tour start for the last few years.

“Again East Campus demonstrates that it is a true partner in the community,” said East Campus President Charlotte Fugett.

Each year, more than 9,000 riders participate in the various rides of El Tour. Ride lengths this year range from 107 miles to 38 miles. Each year, El Tour raises nearly $2 million for various charities. To find maps of the various El Tour rides, see the Maps/Cue Sheets page.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850