The thirteenth annual Tour de Scottsdale is Sunday, October 9, 2016. The event kicks off at Market Street in DC Ranch, which is located near the southeast corner of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. The event features a 70-mile and 30-mile 30-mile citizen’s ride.
The Tour de Scottsdale 70-mile course includes approximately 1,400 feet in elevation changes with a long ascent over the first 25 miles of the 70-mile course. The 30-mile course includes almost 1,200 feet in elevation changes with a long ascent over the first half and a gradual descent on the way back to the finish line.
The event beneficiary is the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization in Scottsdale that protects and promotes the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.