Over 7,000 cyclists took part in this year's El Tour de Tucson on 20 November, making the event American's largest cycle ride. Beginning with just 190 cyclists, this year's ride marks the 22nd anniversary of the event, with a massive 3500 riders cycling the full 111-mile course.
The event was preceded by the "El Tour Bike, Fitness & Health EXPO" at the Convention Center in downtown Tucson. Many organizations were manning booths at the event, including representatives of GSA Tokyo, GSA Tucson and GSA Phoenix, who were handing out Ecoflag stickers and talking with the cyclists about environmental issues that directly affects their health and the health of their future generations.
GSA is currently seeking NPO status in the United States so that GSA USA, based in Tucson, can begin actively working with sports enthusiasts in America to increase environmental awareness and action.