The 2021 Desert Cyclers- Virtual Bike Ride

Sun January 17 - Sat January 30, 2021 Tucson, AZ 85712 US Directions

The 2021 Desert Cyclers

$0 8:00AM MST - 8:00PM MST
372 spots left. Registration ends January 30, 2021 at 8:00pm MST
Virtual Race
Tucson, AZ US 85712


Join us for a 2-week biking event (not limited to walking, running or scootering) hosted by the Native American Research and Training Center, Pascua Yaqui Sewa U'usim Health Department (SAMHSA), Tohono O'odham Wellness Department, Indigenous Road Warriors, Tucson Indian Center and Pima County. Start this new cycle with a goal in mind, increase your physical activity by biking or walking 1 mile a day, or biking/walking 20 miles in those 2 weeks, challenge yourself and see how far you've come in those 2 weeks. 

Let's start this year off with a fresh cycle (pun intended)!

First, you may be wondering what is a virtual bike ride? A virtual bike ride is like any other bike ride, but the difference is that the participants can bike any place, any time, and go at their own pace. All we ask is that you provide documentation via social media or email! Tag @NARTCUA on Facebook or send an email to: . Those who turn in their activity logs to email: will be entered into a raffle at the end (1 day of activity = 1 raffle ticket)! The activity logs will be posted on the facebook page you can also send us your personal logs from a device/app you use!

DISCLAIMER: To get the T-shirt incentive post a picture or video to the Facebook event page or personal page using the hashtag #2021DesertCyclers and tagging @NARTCUA or by sending an image to the email: if you do not have social media, to show your engagement,

Incentives will be given to the first 200 participants who are registered and are located in the Pima County and Tribal Nations areaA raffle will be given at the end of the event for all participants who send their activity log (download and fill out, link will be available at the start of the event) or use an activity of your choice (Strava, Fitbit, Zwift, Apple Fitness) on January 31 by 8am to the email: All winners must also be located in Pima County and the Tribal Nation area.

Distribution locations:  Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center (5305 Calle Torim, Tucson, AZ 85757) and The Native American Research and Training Center (1642 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85719. Dates and times will be sent to the first 200 participants registered and raffle winners. 

Enjoy this bike ride with motivational quotes and healthy traditional foods. Look at our Facebook event page when looking for inspiration to continue your challenge. 

We hope to promote a healthy lifestyle with physical activity, community engagement and incorporate traditional Native foods. Let's start a fresh new healthy lifestyle together!

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