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El Tour de Tucson will bring traffic delays Saturday

What the 38th Annual El Tour de Tucson provides for Tucson in tradition it will also bring in traffic tie-ups that will affect travel times across the community Saturday. 

El Tour de Tucson is Arizona’s largest and longest-running bicycling event. Held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fundraising adventure ride attracting cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide.

El Tour’s FINISH LINE for all events and START LINE FOR the 100 mile, 57 mile and Fun Ride will run from Armory Park to the Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Additional roads will be closed across the community.

East side  

South Houghton Road will be closed to motorists from East Mary Ann Cleveland Way/East Old Vail Road to East Sahuarita Road beginning at 6 a.m. It is anticipated to reopen by 3 p.m.

Additional closures, include:

  • I-10 and Houghton Road exits.
  • Kolb Road southbound from East Escalante Road to Valencia Ramp Road.
  • East Valencia Road eastbound from South Kolb Road to Old Vail Road.
  • East Mary Ann Cleveland Way westbound from East Colossal Cave Road to East Houghton Road.
  • Irvington Road eastbound from South Kolb Road to South Houghton Road.
  • Houghton Road northbound from Irvington Road to Escalante Road.
  • Escalante Road eastbound from South Houghton Road to East Old Spanish Trail will be highly restricted to travel.

West side 

  • Silverbell Road southbound from West Ina Road to West Goret Road.
  • Mission Road eastbound ramp onto Starr Pass Boulevard.


  • Aviation Parkway eastbound from Broadway to East Golf Links Road.
  • South Wilmot Road southbound from East Golf Links Road to Davis Monthan Air Force Base.
  • Nicaragua Drive/Calle Polar/Escalante Road eastbound from South Wilmot Road to South Kolb Road.
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Traffic route for El Tour de Tucson, returning to Tucson on Saturday.