Oct 7, 2013 2:45 PM by Brian White
TUCSON, Ariz. - El Tour will host a 2:00 pm news conference to be held on Thursday, October 10th at the Casino del Sol Resort located at 5655 West Valencia Rd. Take exit I-19 at Valencia and head west six miles.
Park in the parking garage located at the rear of the property with an entrance directly into the hotel foyer. Members of the media may park in the front of the property in the porte-cochere area.
Richard J. DeBernardis, Founder & Executive Director of El Tour, will outline event updates and will introduce this year's key sponsors.
DeBernardis will also announce the recipients of this year's event proceeds. Last year participants raised over $2 million for thirty-five different beneficiaries.
The 31st El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort will be held Saturday, November 23rd. El Tour, America's largest perimeter cycling event, brings in more than 18,000 visitors from across the country and around the world and contributes an estimated $50 - $70 million to the Tucson area economy year-round including $18 - $30 million on ride weekend alone.