At 7:00 a.m. on Sunday October 4, 2009 participants in the sixth annual Tour de Scottsdale will begin a journey around the beautiful McDowell Mountains that they won’t soon forget.
This years Tour de Scottsdale includes a competitive prize purse for the CAT 1 & 2 cyclists. The non-competitive wave will start as usual under the covered bridge at DC Ranch’s Market Street. As a participant in the Tour de Scottsdale, your contributions will help raise awareness and benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, an organization committed to preserving the Sonoran desert and its mountains for the benefit of this and all future generations.
CAT 1 & 2 COMPETITORS (USAC License Required)
Your race will begin on Thompson Peak Parkway at Desert Camp Blvd west. You will start at the Arch.


The Starting line once again is at the wonderful Market Street Bridge at DC Ranch. The course will wind through approximately 70 miles of rolling hills and spectacular desert views.
Cyclists will follow lead vehicles for a controlled rolling start until they reach Thompson Peak Parkway
1.Thompson Peak west to Scottsdale Road
2.Scottsdale north to Cave Creek
3.Cave Creek east to Pima
4.Pima south to Dynamite
5.Dynamite east to Forest
6.Forest south to McDowell Mountain
7.McDowell Mountain south Fountain Hills
8.Fountain Hills south to Saguaro
9.Saguaro south to Shea
10.Shea west to 136th street
11.136th street north to Via Linda
12.Via Linda west to Frank Lloyd Wright
13.Frank Lloyd Wright north to 100th street
14.100th street north to Thompson Peak Parkway
15.Thompson Peak Parkway north to McDowell Mountain Ranch
16.McDowell Mountain Ranch east/northeast to Bell
17.Bell west to Thompson Peak Parkway
18.Thompson Peak Parkway back to Finish
19.Finish along Thompson Peak Parkway at Desert Camp intersection

Bike Support
On course bike support and sag will be roaming the course throughout the event. There will also be basic repair equipment at each aid station. However, to avoid possible lengthy waits for bike assistance, it is strongly recommended that each rider be self-sufficient.

Aid Stations
Aid stations will be located approximately every 10 miles along the course for rider support. Aid stations, although staffed by volunteers, are self service. If you need any food and/or drink you will need to stop, dismount your bike and help yourself. There will be medical support at each aid station.

Course Rider Safety
The course will be secured by the City of Scottsdale Police, Maricopa County Sheriffs and traffic barricading. The course is not completely closed to traffic so please ride ALERT and safely. At no time will riders be allowed in both travel lanes. Follow ALL directions from uniformed officers or be subject to disqualification and removal from the course. USA Cycling officials will monitor the CAT 1&2 group. USA Cycling Officials have the option to remove slower riders from the Competitive group.

$85 prior to August 30
$100 prior to October 2
$120 Late Registration Fee

Tandem Riders:
$25 extra payable at Packet-Pick-up

There are no refunds or transfers for any reason.

Sunday, October 4
5:00 a.m. Parking opens and athlete staging begins
Limited Packet Pick-up will be available. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. Tour de Scottsdale begins
9:00 a.m. Family Fun Ride begins
9:00 a.m. Market St. expo begins
10:00 a.m. Beverage Garden Opens
11:00 a.m. Raffle
12:00 p.m. Awards & Raffle
Physical address is 20555 N. Pima Rd.
From Phoenix
Take I-17 north to the Loop 101 freeway. Take to Loop 101 east to the Pima Rd exit (Exit 36). Take Pima north to DC Ranch (SE corner or Pima and Thompson Peak).
From Scottsdale
Take Loop 101 freeway north to the Pima Rd exit (Exit 36). Take Pima north to DC Ranch (SE corner or Pima and Thompson Peak).
There are three primary parking locations for athletes and spectators.
1. Safeway Supermarket (Pima & Thompson Peak). Safeway parking is only accessible from the two entrances off Pima. There is no access from Thompson Peak. Please follow to directions of the parking volunteers.
2. DC Ranch Community Center
3.Copper Ridge Middle School (Thompson Peak & Desert Camp)
This tour of the DC Ranch community will follow the same start as the full ride, along 90th Place to Desert Camp, east to Thompson Peak Parkway and back to Market Street. Staging for the Family Fun Ride will be under the covered bridge.
The post ride expo and celebration will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m on Market Street at DC Ranch. Entertainment includes music, food, merchandise and fun for Tour riders, spectators and cycling enthusiasts of all ages.
Separate award ceremonies will highlight the efforts of both the Competitive cyclists and the recreational cyclists. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. Every athlete is automatically entered in the Tour de Scottsdale raffle. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase to athletes and spectators.
See You At The Tour!!