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  • Pima County to kick off 2021 El Tour de Tucson season with ‘Loop de Loop’ event

    Sep 21, 2021 | Read More News
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    Pima County welcomes the return of El Tour Loop de Loop on Saturday, Sept. 25. The free event kicks off the 2021 El Tour de Tucson season and promotes the use of the Chuck Huckelberry Loop, Pima County’s 137-mile system of paved pathways connecting destinations throughout the Tucson metro area.

    2021 El Tour Loop de LoopNow in its fifth year, El Tour Loop de Loop features a morning welcome at Mercado Annex with free coffee, a ride on The Loop with friends and El Tour partners, and an after-party at Mercado Annex with live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and door prizes.

    • When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021
    • Where: Mercado Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento
    • What:
      • 6:30 – 8 a.m.: Free coffee at Mercado Annex
      • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Ride The Loop with El Tour partners and friends
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: After-party at Mercado Annex

    The event is an opportunity for cyclists to meet El Tour sponsors and charitable beneficiaries. Representatives from El Tour partners will be stationed at booths at both the Mercado Annex and the Rillito Park Race Track. The booths will give out free raffle tickets for a chance to win door prizes at the after-party. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. Participants must be present to win.

    The after-party will feature live music from the band Badlands and a beer garden with Ten55 Brewing Company’s exclusive “El Tour IPA.” Free coffee Saturday morning will be provided by Filthy Pirate Coffee Co. In addition, The Loop Store will be on site at the Mercado Annex with Loop jerseys, water bottles, hats, and more.

    “Pima County is a world-class destination for outdoor recreation, and no event represents this better than El Tour de Tucson,” said Diane Frisch, Director of Pima County Attractions and Tourism. “Loop de Loop is a great way to celebrate the return of El Tour, and a great way to enjoy one of our region’s proudest amenities, The Chuck Huckelberry Loop.”

    For questions about El Tour de Tucson and El Tour Loop de Loop, call 520-745-2033 or email info@eltourdetucson.org.