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Donate to El Tour De Tucson 2019

For El Tour De Tucson I am raising funds  for multiple charities. To make a donation see the Links at the bottom of this blog. If it is easier, please send a check made out to your charity of choice to Long Realty ATTN: Damion Alexander   1890 E. River Rd. Tucson AZ 85750 I’m setting up on-line donation pages  for the following charities soon. El Tour De Tucson, ADHD America, Arts Express, AZJusticeProject, AZ Multi Housing Foundation, Beads Of Courage, Ben’s Bells, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Cakes for Causes, Children’s Clinics, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Friends of PACC, Into Africa, Look! Save a Live, The Haven, Tu Nidito, Ronald McDonald House, St. Elizabeth Health Center, Rotary, Uphill Into The Wind

Some press clippings about the ride. Article from past El Tour Ride for charities

My intent is not only to raise much needed funds, but also to introduce Tucson to all of the incredible beneficiaries who benefit from El Tour De Tucson.

When you raise funds for a charity you receive a free entry into El Tour. As I’m riding for multiple charities and get one entry from each charity , and I’ll be donating the additional entries to needy cyclists and El Grupo Youth Cycling to give kids an opportunity to experience the largest ride we have here in the Old Pueblo.

As much as I’d appreciate a donation, I’d prefer you register to ride for one of the charities yourself.  A nice bonus for you is each charity has “goodies” they give back to those who ride and raise funds. Every one is different, but all include an entry into El Tour De Tucson and an event shirt. One charity, Uphill into the Wind, will even provide you with a bike to use in the event if you do not have one. Many have cycling jerseys or kits, some have professional coaches, and group rides.Click Here to Register for one of the El Tour Beneficiaries

Talking about group training rides. If you are looking for people your speed to spin around with, I put out a ride list and am happy to add you to the mail list if you send an email to Damion@damionalexander.com . Please put “ride list” in the comments.


ADHD America  cycling teams mission is to bring awareness to living with ADHD and how cycling can be used as treatment of ADHD. Team ADHD Website

Arizona Justice Project  is seeking justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned. Justice for the marginalized and forgotten of Arizona’s Criminal Justice System. Az Justice Project Website

Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation Cultivates opportunities and generates financial resources to provide safer communities and enhance residents lives. It addresses the needs of the community, children, veterans, housing and education. Arizona Multi Housing Foundation

Arts Express is Capturing the Extraordinary though Musical Theatre Productions and Performing Arts Education. The official National Anthem singers at El Tour De Tucson. Arts Express Website

Beads Of Courage is growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. Beads Of Courage Website

Ben’s Bells The mission of Ben’s Bells is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life. Ben’s Bells Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona has been changing youth’s lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success. Big Brothers Big Sisters Website

Children’s Clinics  provides a family centered comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. They are committed to providing exceptional care in a respectful and caring environment. All Funds raised are used to help kids remain active in sports and Play.Children’s Clinics Website

Friends of Pima Animal Care Center Friends of PACC exists to support Pima Animal Care Center and enhance its efforts to save the lives of pets in need. Friends of Pima Animal Care Center

Look! Save a Life We aim to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public byways.  “SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.”  Look! Save a Life Website

Ronald McDonald House   Ronald McDonald House Charities help families stay near the care their sick children need. A family far from home with a hospitalized child has many things to worry about and where they’ll stay and how they’ll afford it should not be among them. Ronald McDonald House Charities Website

St. Elizabeth’s Health care for Breast Cancer  St. Elizabeth’s medical providers are able to provide diagnosis and treatment for uninsured women who may not have otherwise had the means to pay for their healthcare. We provide early detection services to those in need, treatment services as well as education to those learning about their risks, and a helping hand to those diagnosed with breast cancer, along with their loved ones, as they navigate through this disease. Saint Elizabeth’s Health Care

Tu Nidito is dedicated to a mission of creating a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is their vision that no child grieves alone.  Tu Nidito Website

Uphill Into The Wind  A body at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an outside force. Uphill Into The Wind strives to be that outside force by putting bodies on bikes (BOB) and setting them in motion.Uphill Into The Wind Website


2016 El Tour De Tucson Photos

All of the links below will take you to the categories of photos.  All of the photos from the event are in one folder on my smugmug account. https://sonanddadphotography.smugmug.com/


Ride Photos From Irvington to Swan and Sunrise

Ride photos from the start of the 55 mile to I-10

Ride Photos from Silverbell to the Finish

The Fans and Cheering sections at the 34th El Tour De Tucson

Bike Partol

Susan G Komen – Riders for a Cure

Susan G Komen Ride for a Cure Dinner Party

Law Enforcement

Look! Save A Life Arizona

University of Arizona

Local Tucson bike shops,teams and clubs

Team Colleen

Casino Del Sol

Tucson Medical Center

Jr. El Tour

Rotary International

Ben’s Bells

Susan G Komen Ride for a Cure

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Twilight Wish Foundation

Tu Nidito

Tu Nidito Dinner Party

Ride With Nelly

Dedication Dinner

Expo day 1

El Tour Expo Day 2