2017 El Tour de Tucson- Main Event




Thank you for your interest in joining the Beads of Courage Cycling Team Racing for Courage in the 2017 El Tour de Tucson!


We are passionate about helping children and teens coping with cancer and other serious illness record, tell and own their stories of courage and we can't do this work alone - thank you!


Every cyclist that joins our Team pledges to raise $500 or more.  With this donation we can achieve so much AND you receive some pretty cool benefits outlined below.  Your pledge will provide the entry fee into the 35thEl Tour de Tucson, a $355 Beads of Courage, Inc. donation, and a $20 donation that will go to the Primary Beneficiary of the 35th El Tour de Tucson, the Easter Seals Blake Foundation.

Team Beads of Courage cyclists receive the following benefits-

  • -Our exclusive Beads of Courage Cycling Team Jersey if participants raise $500 or more. (Note: Cyclists must meet the minimum fundraising goal by September 28 to guarantee the arrival of your exclusive Team Racing for Courage Jersey before El Tour de Tucson.   If we do not receive the $500 by September 28, we cannot guarantee the jersey will arrive in time to wear at the 2017 El Tour de Tucson.) 

  • -Free entry into the 35th El Tour de Tucson (paid by Beads of Courage)

  • -Carry a Bead kit

  • -A fundraising webpage to connect with friends and family

  • -Fundraising incentives

  • -Team Beads of Courage scheduled training rides

  • -Weekly Team Beads of Courage Newsletter

  • -Invitation to Courage Rally

  • -Post-race party at the Finish Line

  • -A 2017 El Tour event t-shirt and poster

  • -Medallion to all finishers

  • -Free admission to the Tour Expo/Packet Pickup

  • -Fruit, snacks and water at aid stations every 7-12 miles

  • -SAG support

  • -Opportunity to earn special awards

  • -Traffic control on route

  • -First Aid support

  • -Subscription to Tail Winds newspaper

  • -Electronically timed finish

  • -Results published in Tail Winds newspaper, and online at www.perimeterbicycling.com

Important information: Entry fees paid to Beads of Courage, Inc. are not tax-deductible. Donations paid to Beads of Courage, Inc. may be tax-deductible as allowable by the I.R.S. (a) Last day to register is October 31, 2017. Additional contributions may accompany your application, or can be received by November 3, 2017. Absolutely no refunds. 

Submit the minimum $500 pledge no later than November 3, 2016 online, by mail, or in person to:

Beads of Courage, Inc.

3230 N. Dodge Blvd., Suite J

Tucson, Arizona 85716


All checks and money orders are made payable to Beads of Courage, Inc.


Photo ID Required for Packet Pick Up


For more information:




Click here for a printable form to register


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