Read Books. Ride Bikes.

For the third year, Make Way for Books will have a team for El Tour de Tucson on Saturday November 19, 2016. Whether you would like to ride with our team for Make Way for Books, ride as an individual, or support our riders, there are many ways you can give back to children in our community while supporting El Tour de Tucson!

Benefits of riding for Make Way for Books:

• If you collect $500 in donations, you will receive a Make Way for Books team jersey and we will pay your registration fee of $135 before October 31st.

• If you collect $1,000 in donations, you will receive a Make Way for Books team jersey, we will pay your registration fee of $135 before October 31st, and you will receive an El Tour Conquistador Trophy.

• You help engage your family and friends in fundraising and raising awareness of our great mission.

• You help Make Way for Books provide research driven literacy programs for children, families, and teachers in Tucson, Pima County, and Arizona.

• You can participate in training rides leading up to the event and you will make lifelong friends!

Ways to participate:

1. Become a fundraising team member by submitting your application to ride by filling out the application below or print out application and submit it by email to Ally  or by mail to Make Way for Books 700 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Then start your fundraising campaign by joining our team on Crowdrise and clicking “Join the Team.” When your fundraising efforts hit $500, we will register you for the ride with Perimeter Bicycling. Then invite family, friends, and coworkers to support your ride!

2. You can register on your own through El Tour de Tucson, pay your own registration fee, and buy a Make Way for Books jersey to wear at the event.

3. You can encourage your friends to donate to Make Way for Books on your behalf by setting up your own fundraising page.

4. You can make a general donation to the team.

5. You can participate in our training rides, to be posted to our website when they are scheduled.

Thank you for considering a ride with Make Way for Books and please feel free to call or email me with any questions!

Ally Baehr

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El Tour de Tucson Sign-Up

    Visit to learn about the El Tour Fun Ride (1/4-Mile, 5-Mile and 120-Mile distances)
  • In signing this waiver as a participant in El Tour de Tucson, I understand and accept that I must obey all laws of the State of Arizona that may apply to my activities during this event, especially traffic laws. Unless instructed to the contrary by a law enforcement official, I will comply with all traffic regulations including traffic signals, devices, signs and other traffic rules. El Tour closes at 5:00 p.m. on Ride Day and all course support will end at that time. I understand that if I continue on the course after 5:00 p.m. I am solely and completely responsible for my own safety and support and must obey all laws, including proper lighting on my bicycle after dusk. In consideration of my signing this agreement, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages, including, but not limited to, the loss of my bicycle, helmet or any other personal items, I may have against the State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Public Safety, City of Tucson, City of South Tucson, Pima County, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, Make Way for Books, Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc., Town of Oro Valley, Town of Marana, Sol Casinos, any other associated agency or beneficiary, any and all governmental and tribal agencies, and any and all underwriters and their representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me as a result of taking part in this bicycling event and any related activities. I attest that I will participate in this event as a bicycling entrant; I will wear a CPSC-approved bicycle helmet; that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that my physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all the foregoing to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that I will receive periodic communication from Perimeter Bicycling in the form of USPS or electronic mail and that I may unsubscribe from such mailings at any time by directly contracting Perimeter Bicycling. The event utilizes open public roads, which may or may not be maintained by local municipalities, cities, counties, and/or the State. The event is not responsible for the condition and maintenance of the roads. Road hazards are always possible and in entering this event, and signing this waiver, I agree and understand that I must be alert to all road hazards, including but not limited to: pot holes, uneven pavement, road cracks, road debris, unfinished construction and motor vehicle traffic. I understand that aero-type and other similar handlebars are prohibited in this event and that utilizing such bars may result in my disqualification. Furthermore, I am responsible for all my personal items including, but not limited to cameras, cell phones, clothing, bicycles, etc. I understand that there are no refunds or transfers of registration to another person or event. I understand that I will receive a “chip” (transponder) so I can be timed in this event. I understand that I am responsible for properly mounting the device to my bicycle and that improper mounting may result in NO TIME being recorded. I understand all fees and collected contributions are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Rider Numbers are also nontransferable.