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Riding in Arizona (help)...(4 posts)

Riding in Arizona (help)...grannygear
Jan 21, 2003 6:24 AM
Planning a February escape from this nasty winter weather in the northeast and have decided on AZ. Appears Tempe and/or Tucson will be our destination(s). Being from New England, we know little about the riding scene in AZ. Anybody have recommendations on 30-60 mile routes, or know of resources (publications, websites, local bike shops...) where enjoyable loops/climbs might be found?

Don't live there anymore...phlegm
Jan 21, 2003 10:38 AM
But I do know Landis Cyclery is one of the biggest shops in the Greater Phoenix Area.
re: Riding in Arizona (help)...babyhuey77
Jan 21, 2003 12:48 PM
There are some great rides in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Landis cyclery is a great shop to deal with as mentioned above. There is the BOS ride thst leaves out of North Scottsdale on the weekends, fast group ride. You might want to check out, lost of race as well as club information.

re: Riding in Arizona (help)...cholla
Jan 22, 2003 6:19 AM
Search this messageboard for "Scottsdale" "Tempe" or "Phoenix" and you'll see some posts on routes and group rides. I recommend the north Scottsdale area, and, if you like serious hills and scenery, the Tortilla Flat ride from Apache Junction. That ride starts northeast of the town of Apache Junction on the "Apache Trail" (State Route 88), so you'll have to drive there - I wouldn't be thrilled about staying in that area - but the ride is 45 miles out and back, very hilly, and very scenic.

Tempe has decent rides (into the Ahwatukee section of Phoenix), but Tempe itself has a good amount of traffic on most arterial streets.

If you'll be here during February and like to race (or watch), check out the race calendar on

Good luck.