What makes El Tour de Tucson the best local charity event? Aside from raising more than $5 million for various good causes over the years, this bike-race-turned-block-party embodies Tucson—and not just because the town is full of cyclists. El Tour de Tucson focuses on health, fitness and community engagement, all while offering up a great time for everyone involved. El Tour provides four main racing routes, ranging from 28 miles to 100, all convening downtown for a celebration of local culture. Last year saw an estimated 10,000 riders attend. Normally held in November, this year the race has been postponed to April 10, 2021, because of—what else?—the pandemic.
2. Puttin’ on the Dog (Humane Society)
3. THE EVENT (Boys and Girls Club)