Bicycle Path ‘The Loop’

The Loop is 55 miles of car-free paths being developed around metropolitan Tucson,with links to Marana and Oro Valley, for Pima County residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates and horses. If it doesn’t have a motor, it’s good to go on The Loop. As of now (2012) some sections … Continue reading

Best Bicycle Trails

The Rillito River Park Trail runs from Craycroft Road to Interstate 10 on both banks of the Rillito River. Since much of it is paved, the trail is ideal for the casual cyclist who wants to avoid motorists. Saguaro National Park-East Loop (paved). Travel east on Broadway or Speedway Boulevard … Continue reading

Mountain Biking Around Tucson

Tucson sports several good mountain bike trails. Here are two: Fantasy Island Trails: 10 miles east of Tucson near intersection of Houghton and Irvington.   50-Year Trail: Drive 20 miles north of Downtown Tucson on Oracle Rd. Turn right at Golder Ranch Rd. The trailhead is a dirt lot just … Continue reading

El Tour de Tucson

Tucson’s Premiere Bicycling Event is usually held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year (2011) the big race is November 19th.  Begun in 1983, this is a charity event for University Medical Center (famous now for saving Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords’ life after a deranged man shot her in the head in … Continue reading

Coronado National Forest Recreation

The Coronado National Forest is big and diverse. It includes the Santa Catalina Mountains and Mt. Lemmon. The principle activities in the forest are biking, hiking, and camping. All of the picnic areas and campgrounds on Mt. Lemmon have toilets. For camping, our favorite is Spencer Campground, located at 8,000 … Continue reading

Rent a Bicycle

Fair Wheel Bikes. 1110 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ 85719 Visit the website Arizona Bike Experts 2520 E 6th St. Tucson Visit the website … Continue reading