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El Tour de Tucson is still on for November

Posted at 10:43 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 15:22:15-04

TUCSON, Arizona — El Tour de Tucson is set to celebrate its 38th year, and the November ride is on course, at least for now.

El Tour Executive Director T.J. Juskiewicz is looking at safety precautions such as spreading people out at the start of the ride. He’s also looking to see what the UArizona football team does regarding a decision to possibly move El Tour to the spring.

"If they come back and say they are going to postpone to the spring, that’s a big indication that it’s probably not safe," said Juskiewicz. "I'm not saying that’s the only thing, but that’s just one real close indicator of what’s going on in this local community. And, it’s going to be a big indicator of where are world is heading."

Juskiewicz says the weather makes El Tour possible in the spring, but the date could provide a challenge.

"The tricky thing is that there are so many great events that happen in this area, that just making sure we navigate and don’t step on big events like Gem Show or Book Fair. Those are big events that are important to this community."

The tour is the Saturday before thanksgiving. A decision is expected about 60 days prior to that.