El Tour de Tucson office is near the Desert San.
I am riding El Tour de Tucson this year. What happens is that time goes by so quickly, and by the time I think about registering—the entry fee has gone up quite a bit—and it gets expensive to ride El Tour. That $125 or more it can cost can go far for tires and other stuff I need for commuting.
This year I asked people at work, those with an interest in my biking and commuting, to donate ten bucks or so to the El Tour charity so I could get a race slot. Everyone eagerly chipped-in and I raised the money to ride.