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Tucson Rides(5 posts)

Tucson Ridesmtn goat
Sep 10, 2003 9:07 AM
Mostly I am a lerker here, as I only got my road bike a few months ago. I have the furtune to be stationed in Tucson for a few months this winter and I am wondering if anyone could suggest some nice (novice) rides to do while I am there. This board is great, thanks
North - Oso Valleymtncranker
Sep 10, 2003 10:04 AM
I'm only an occasional visitor to the north side of Tucson - but the ride out Oso Valley road ("parkway"? "highway"?) is a grat ride. It starts out kinds rolly, then settles into a long gradual climb that eventually hooks around (at some small town well north of Tucson) and climbs up into the hills there. When you've ridden far enough, turn around and head back. Beautiful scenery, and the farther you ride, the fewer cars. Most real nice paved shoulders on the road.

Enjoy!
re: Tucson RidesCreaky Carnivore
Sep 10, 2003 10:49 AM
I specialize in low traffic rides, and I lived in Tucson for 2 years. One ride that was really nice, and relatively flat was to head East from the Morris Udall Rec Center (plenty of parking) on Sabino Canyon and Tanque Verde Roads. Take Tanque Verde east, go North (left) on Bear Canyon, East (R) on Snyder, South (R) on Soldier Trail Rd, East (L) on Fort Lowell Rd., South (R) on WentWorth, West (R) on Broadway, South (L) on Freeman Road (past Saguaro Natl Park East, good place for water at the park entrance past Spanish Trail), Northwest (R) on Old Spanish Trail, North (R) on Camino Seco, West (L) on Pima St, North (R) on Camino Pio Decimo, West (L) on Tanque Verde, back to the Rec Center. As I recall, the ride was about 30 mi. Also, there is a good bike shop (Sabino Cycles) across from the Rec. Center. A good extension with a nice hill is to ride North on Sabino Canyon Rd. past my old house. Have Fun! Be Safe!
re: Tucson RidespedalAZ
Sep 10, 2003 1:25 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2003
16th Annual Cochise County Cycling Classic
Take the 252-mile challenge or try the 157, 92 or 45-mile events

November 22, 2003 Saturday
21th Annual El Tour de Tucson
Another epic installment of America's largest perimeter bicycling event!
Ride 111, 75, 50, 31 miles or Kids Fun Ride

And, if you have a mountian bike, try the Soul Ride 30-, 60-and 100-mile mountain bike ride on October 26. See http://www.epicrides.com/soul_ride.shtml

See http://www.pbaa.com/Home.html
re: Tucson Ridesimport silvia
Sep 10, 2003 2:26 PM
The Saguaro Nat. Park East loop is a good ride. As is Old Spanish trail to the east of the park towards Colosal Cave. For a good newbie hill try riding Freeman south from Speedway to Old Spanish trail. Basically any of the roads East of Houghton are nice to tool around on, not many cars and kinda hilly.