The El Tour Bicycle, Fitness & Health Expo is underway at this hour and continues until 9 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). The free event leads up to tomorrow's big cycling race. The Expo is a trade show with cycling and health-related vendors and exhibitors. In addition, cyclists are picking up their rider packets, timing devices and other items. The event is open to the public. The start and finish line for Saturday's race is located at Armory Park, across the street from Children’s Museum Tucson on South 6th Avenue at 13th Street. El Tour is a bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Race officials say the event brings in more than 9,000 riders from around the world, contributing up to $30 million to the local economy and more than $48 million for nonprofit organizations. Organizers say 50 nonprofits will benefit from the proceeds, and Easter Seals Blake Foundation will be the primary beneficiary this year.
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