DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community located adjacent to Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. The DC Ranch Community Council facilitates a connected and welcoming community that instills pride and a sense of belonging in every DC Ranch resident by providing communications, events, and opportunities to nurture meaningful relationships with the greater community. The leadership of the seven-member Community Council Board of Directors and professional staff upholds the DC Ranch community values and enables occasions for civic, cultural, educational, social, philanthropic and recreational involvement.
The DC Ranch Community Council is proud to facilitate two annual public athletic events. The Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch offers scenic, challenging 5K, 10K, and half-marathon courses that wind through DC Ranch; and a 1-mile Family Fun Run. Every stride benefits Ryan House.
The annual Tour de Scottsdale is the second Sunday of October and begin and ends on Market Street. The 70-mile and 30-mile routes are challenging courses with scenic vistas: Cyclists circumnavigate Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve and ride through Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, Carefree and Phoenix. Proceeds from the Tour benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a non-profit organization committed to preserving the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran desert.