TUSCON AZ Fixed Base Bike & Hike

  • 24 Feb 2020
  • 04 Mar 2020
  • Tuscon, AZ

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!   Join us on a trip to Tucson, Arizona in late February. We will be there from February 24 to March 4 for a fixed based riding adventure. The drive to Tucson is approximately 13 hours but you can fly and rent a bike and a car. 

If you are interested, book your room (see below) and let us know that you will be joining us and we will put you on a group e-mail list to keep everyone update.

Here are the specifics of our trip:

DATES:  Arriving Tucson on February 24.  Checking out of hotel and heading home on March 4.  To reserve a room for 9 nights, or a shorter period if you desire, see below.

HOTEL:  We will stay at La Quinta Inn by Wyndham East, 6404 East Broadway in Tucson.  The average cost of a room is approximately $112.33 a night (plus tax of $17.54 a night). This makes the total cost for 9 nights about $1,168.83 (or $584.42 each if you share).  Amenities includes refrigerator, microwave, WIFI, TV, breakfast, outdoor pool and a large hot tub. This hotel is not fancy but has a central location close to main bike trails and there are many restaurant choices within walking distance.  There are other hotel choices if you want to look around the area but most rides will start from the La Quinta.  TO BOOK  A ROOM AT THE LA QUINTA INN EAST CALL 1-520-747-1414. MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR THE WEEKLY RATE.

NOTE: Last year people who procrastinated had to pay more or stay elsewhere because the hotel was booked up. You can book a room and cancel it later if you change your mind.

RIDING OPTIONS:  There are a lot of good rides in Tucson.  You can see some of them from the links below. There are flat rides as well as climbs. We will choose rides between 35 and 60 miles. Many rides are out and back, so they can be shortened. There is a loop trail around Tucson, so we will start most of the rides from the hotel, but a car will be necessary for rides up Mt. Lemmon and Kitt Peak. The group will choose rides from the list of Ride with GPS routes below.  There is a variety of things to do around Tucson including hiking, bird watching, the desert museum, art and Bioshere 2 to name a few.

(1) - Upper Tucson (by trail) Loop

(2) - Glenn's Upper Tucson Loop

(2a) Upper Tucson Loop to Sabino Cyn from hotel

(3) - Loop from hotel (easy detour to) Agua Caliente Park

(4) - Short Route - Agua Caliente Park

(5) Saguaro East Loop from hotel

(6) - Green Belt Trails return Julian Wash

(7) - Inner City Trail Loop from hotel

(7a) The Loop (56 miles)

(7b) Inner City Loop (thru AZU) from hotel

(8) - Inner city Loop (Return thru town) from Hotel

(9) - Pistol Hill loop

(10) - San Xavier Mission

(11) - Mt. Lemmon from Le Buzz

12) - Mt. Lemmon - Park on Catalina Hwy

(13) - Kitt Peak (Climb only)

(14) - Saguaro West - (Not recommended heavy traffic)) - from hotel

(17) Southside Bike Paths

(17a) Southside Bike Paths - Shortened


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ALLTRAILS.COM

This link has some great search tools. Click "What to Do" to add more search subjects.

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/us/arizona/tucson

SABINO CANYON RECREATIONAL AREA

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=80532

SABINO CANYON SEVEN FALLS HIKE

http://www.arizonahikersguide.com/all-hikes/hike-seven-falls-tucson

SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK - West & East -"Bring your National Parks Pass"

https://www.nps.gov/sagu/planyourvisit/index.htm

KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY:  Check out the Tours, Stargazing, Programs, Exhibits tab at the top of the page. The night stargazing includes dinner.

https://www.noao.edu/kpvc/

PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM:  The museum has about 80 acres of outdoor displays and 250,000 square feet of indoor hangars. 

https://pimaair.org/

BIOSPHERE 2 is located about 35 miles northeast from Tucson ( about a 5o minute drive).

https://biosphere2.org/visit/tours

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MUSEUM OF ART:

https://artmuseum.arizona.edu/exhibitions/current-exhibitions

TUCSON GUIDE MAGAZINE:

https://tucsonguide.com/online/


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

http://www.tucsonhomesandlots.com/top-5-road-bike-rides-in-tucson-arizona/

http://www.arizonabikerides.com/rides/?dosrch=1&q=&wpbdp_view=search&listingfields%5B11%5D=&listingfields%5B12%5D=&listingfields%5B14%5D=&listingfields%5B15%5D=Road&listingfields%5B2%5D=

 Feel free to call to discuss. Looking forward to sun and dry riding!


Karen - 925-348-0783

karrob2@gmail.com


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