Two cyclists enjoy the fast ride going east on the Arivaca Sasabe Road.
Biking in Tucson & Southern Arizona are extremely popular areas. So, it is appropriate that our Southern Arizona Guide have useful features about the different aspects of this sport: road biking; mountain biking; bike rentals; bike sales & repairs; kids biking; recommended bike rides, etc.
Unfortunately, I (publisher Jim) and webmistress Ms. Karen no longer ride bikes. However, when we find an expert in some aspect of biking, we invite him or her to dash off a guest column about their experience and/or expertise.
New Year’s 2016, it being a holiday weekend, Ms. Rosemary and I, Ms. Karen, decided to stay away from the more popular hiking trails and try the Yetman Trail from the west entrance, located at the Southwest end of the Tucson Mountains. Years ago, our first encounter with the Yetman …Continue reading
Although South Mountain Park is a little out of our wheelhouse, (Central Arizona) we do have many visitors to Southern Arizona Guide who are connecting from Phoenix, and hearty hikers from Southern Arizona may wish to explore something new less than 2 hours away from Tucson The book is titled; …Continue reading
Several years ago while Jim was in rehab at the tony Hacienda at the River for a bit, I decided to get back to my routine of walking in the early morning. It was still quite cool in the morning when I stepped out onto The Loop between Campbell and …Continue reading
First published 2018. Contributed by Dez Diamond; Arizona Bicycle Association (BikeAZ.org). GREEN VALLEY, Arizona – Green Valley cyclists and roadies can leave their front doors for a wild western bike ride that will be as scenic as it is challenging. Perhaps the most unique ride in our state, the ride …Continue reading
Pima County has completed The Loop in Tucson metro with links to Marana, Oro Valley, and South Tucson. Pima County residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates, and horses can enjoy the more than 100 miles of shared-use paths that have already been completed. If it doesn’t have a motor, …Continue reading
By John Westergaard, The Arizona Bicycle Association. Cycling writer John Westergaard of BikeAZ.org, the official media portal for The Arizona Bicycle Association contributed to this article. Jason “The Bike Bandit” Kirk, mountain bike guide for Tucson Bike Rentals and Guided Bike Tours also contributed to this story. ORO VALLEY, Arizona …Continue reading
Sweetwater Preserve is mountain bike, horse, hiker and dog friendly. On the weekends all of the above come out to play. It is one of Pima County’s newest acquisitions, a 700+ acre preserve located on the East side of the Tucson Mountains. Be prepared to share. It is a popular for …Continue reading
On a perfect Saturday in February, our friends from New York, Susan & Charlea, went with Ms. Karen, Molly Dog, & me to Catalina State Park in Oro Valley. After paying the $7 entry fee, we found a pleasant picnic area and fortified ourselves before hiking the archeological site on the ridge across the road.
The area near Safford has several worthwhile things to see and do: Roper Lake State Park, Dankworth Ponds, and Discovery Park. Just to the west of Safford is 10,000 foot-high Mt. Graham. At the top are some of the most powerful telescopes on earth. The road to Mt. Graham is about as steep, narrow, and windy as you’re likely to find in the United States. There’s a nice picnic area about 8 miles up this road from Rt. 191 a few miles south of Safford.
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