Ride through the dramatic desert terrain of the nearby Santa Catalina foothills or Saguaro National Park on a 24-speed bike. Complimentary guided tours are offered daily for beginning to advanced riders. Distances range from four to 33 miles. Bring warm gloves, a hat and a windbreaker in fall and winter. (An additional fee applies for some group rides.) Sign up: Outdoor Sports Activity Board or Program Advising.
A variety of bikes – comfort, hybrid, road and mountain – are available for complimentary use. (Availability varies subject to the needs of scheduled rides.) Inquire at the Hiking/Biking office in the Spa between 8 am and 4 pm. Biking staff can provide maps and suggested routes. Rides are conducted on quiet local roads or on unpaved backcountry trails. Helmets are provided, and required, and various pedals to clip in. Biking levels are based on mileage, elevation and pace. Please contact Outdoor Sports at Ext. 4355 for more information.
If you’re looking for new adventures, greater challenges, or in-depth instruction, a private, guided bike tour may be just the ticket. Tours can be of any length, and suited to any skill or fitness level. Options include half-century rides on the rural outskirts of Tucson, ascending the nearby Santa Catalina mountains and more. Shorter private tours, lessons and private group rides also are available.