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Jul 24
The Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an evening of glorious visuals at twilight every Thursday, June through August 28th.  ...more
Jul 26
The Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists hosts a girls mountain bike-ride on the last Saturday of the month. Contact club in ad...more
Jul 26
A cool summer 5K run through the shady Green Valley Pecan Farm orchards, preparing runners for the Pecan Classic in November ...more
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Watch Mother Nature's summer fireworks show at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Travel far away from the city lights to view a...more
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Self-guided and guided tours, exhibits, and presentations about Southern Arizona birds and butterflies at annual conference i...more

Biking

Calling All Passionate Pedalers

Whether you're training for a long race, looking to take on mountain trails, or just like an easy, laid-back ride, Tucson is perfect for people who love to see the world on two wheels.

Our hundreds of miles of bike-friendly roads include the 55-mile, car-free Urban Loop as well as dozens of paths that range from family-friendly to trails that should deliver some kind merit badge.

In fact, Tucson has been ranked by Bicycling magazine as one of the top cycling cities in the U.S.  And with our mild climate and mostly sunny skies, almost every day is perfect for a ride any time of year.

Check out our road cycling and mountain biking pages for more info on Tucson cycling, or get in touch with some of our local cycling clubs' websites (see "Helpful Links" at right to learn more about biking in Tucson.

 

Get information on Tucson cycling events presented by the Perimeter Bicycling Association, which puts on our famous The University of Arizona Medical Center El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol bike race event each November.

 

     
 

Patrick Dempsey Cycles in Tucson

Bicycling Editor-in-Chief Peter Flax joins actor Patrick Dempsey and pro cyclist Tom Denielson for a closed-street ride around Tucson.

 
     
Browse Hiking Businesses & Trails
 
     
 

Helpful Links & Resources

Mountain Biking
Trail Adventures in Tucson
Coronado National Forest
Southern Arizona Mountain Biking Association
Southwest Trekking
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

Road Biking
Tucson Velo
Greater Arizona Bicycling Association
Tucson Bike Map
Sonoita/Elgin Wine Country Rides
Perimeter Bicycling Association
El Tour de Tucson
Tucson Bicycle Classic
Bike Rentals
Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage (BICAS) 
Tucson Urban Loop

 
     

     
 

What's New

Tucson is listed in the Best U.S. Cycling Town category in 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest, sponsored by USA Today. 

Fox News Travel list's Tucson's The Loop as one of America's Best City Bike Paths.

USA Today named Tucson as one of the Top-10 mountain bike destinations in the country. 

Walkscore.com ranks Tucson as the #8 Most Bikeable Large US Cities of 2013

Bicycling Magazine lists Tucson as #12 of the Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities in America.

The August 2010 issue of Outside Magazine lists Tucson as the Best Road-Biking City.

Even Denver loves Tucson for our balmy winter weather, agreeing with National Geographic and Outdoor Magazines that Tucson is a winter biking destination.

USA Today Travel lists Tucson as One of Ten Great Places for City Cycling. We agree!