The city of Mesa opened its arms to the Arizona cycling community with the Arizona Bike Summit, Tour De Mesa, Two Wheel Jones Crit and other activities in the 5th annual Cyclomesa Celebration.
I think this is a great template for what Tucson can do to attract even more people to El Tour De Tucson.
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Tour De Mesa Dedication Dinner
Tour de Mesa and Crit race – this is the first album and has the best photos of both El Tour and The Two Wheel Jones Crit.
Two Wheel Jones Crit race on Friday Night
EVENT DETAILS from the Cyclomesa web page
” Cyclomesa celebrated it’s fifth event season in 2016! Over 10,000 people will head to Downtown Mesa during this three-day event. New to the Cyclomesa line up, the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists and the City of Mesa, with support from the Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, will be hosting an Arizona Bicycling Summit conference on Friday, April 1, 2016. The Summit will include a variety of speakers, panels and workshop activities. The El Tour de Criterium Arizona State Championships will kick off the weekend starting on Friday afternoon. Experience the exhilarating rush of hundreds of riders racing through the streets. Complete with a beer garden, food trucks, vendors and live music, this kick-off party is a great way to showcase your company or brand to thousands of onlookers and a prime demographic. Saturday’s festival compliments the start/finish line of El Tour de Mesa, a 72-mile bike ride and the sister ride to the famous El Tour de Tucson. CycloMesa is all about adventure and taking risks. Attendees will have full, free access to the zip line, rock wall, BMX Freestyle Show, the Extreme Sports Zone and the Kid’s Splash Zone. The event is accompanied by a beer garden, vendors, food trucks and more! A perfect ending to a thrilling weekend, Sunday hosts activities geared toward another round of competitive riders and families. The El Tour de Criterium State Championships will offer a series of races throughout the day. Enjoy the Mesa Outdoor Adventure Challenge, a family-friendly Amazing Race type event that takes participants on a fun scavenger hunt on their bicycles around Downtown Mesa.”