Champagne glasses, sharks and other decor bicyclists wear on their helmets

Champagne glasses, sharks and other decor bicyclists wear on their helmets

The annual El Tour de Tucson bike race is one of the city's best events, and the quirky stuff that riders attach to their helmets is just plain fun. I've seen champagne glasses, lots of Texas flags, snowmen, antlers and more. Check out these photos from last year's tour.

This year's El Tour de Tucson is Saturday. If you've never been to the 7 a.m. start of the 106-mile ride, it's worth getting up early and coming downtown. It's exciting to see thousands of cyclists of all ages and sizes take off. The start line is on South Sixth Avenue just south of Broadway.

This year's El Tour de Tucson is Saturday. If you've never been to the 7 a.m. start of the 106-mile ride, it's worth getting up early and coming downtown. It's exciting to see thousands of cyclists of all ages and sizes take off. The start line is on South Sixth Avenue just south of Broadway.

Apparently for some people riding more than 100 miles in a single day is like sitting under a palm tree on the beach. No sweat.

Apparently for some people riding more than 100 miles in a single day is like sitting under a palm tree on the beach. No sweat.

There are always riders out in support of their favorite sports teams. Funny, but I don't think I've ever see any Cubs decor before. Maybe this will be the year.

There are always riders out in support of their favorite sports teams. Funny, but I don't think I've ever see any Cubs decor before. Maybe this will be the year.

Ready to attack the race course, heh-heh.

Ready to attack the race course, heh-heh.

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Great "ghost" signs of Tucson

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