Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Tour de Scottsdale is a cycling event dedicated to the environment. Not only is the event a family-friendly race and festival, but it benefits the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (MSC), an organization that champions the need for, establishment of, and safe public access to Arizona's McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Conservancy works with the City of Scottsdale to: ensure completion, management and public appreciation of the Preserve; and to educate residents and visitors about the Preserve's environmental and archaeological significance.
Challenging. The 70 and 30-mile Tour de Scottsdale routes circumnavigate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, providing spectacular views of Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, and Fountain Hills and challenging climbs with exhilarating descents. When completed, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve - located east of DC Ranch - will be the nation's largest urban land preserve.
Impact the Preserve. The Tour de Scottsdale offers cyclists the opportunity to support MSC. Maintaining the Preserve as a large, open natural space helps keep the temperature cooler, provides scenic trails for mountain biking and hiking, and creates a home for diverse desert wildlife
Scottsdale Police Escort