Jim and Allison, who we met while hiking the other day, have spent several winters in Tucson and are avid bicyclists (both road and mountain). They were happy to show us this mountain biking fantasyland.
There are about 25 miles of trails through the desert. It's nice dirt single track, weaving through cactus (sometimes quite close...you gotta be real careful in spots!) and creosote with some fun roller coaster washes thrown in. We did about 14 miles or so, leaving more trails for us to check out some other time.
If you go it would be a good idea to have a map of the area with you as it would be easy to lose your way back to your truck! We were glad to be with people who knew the trails.
It was a fun ride with good folks!
|We're ready to take off through the desert with the Catalina Mountain range looming in the distance.|
|Occasional bicycle art surprises! This one was actually a memorial to an avid biker.|
|"If I don't move they won't see me"...all 4 of us road past this guy, he didn't move a muscle!|