Tucson is internationally praised as a top notch destination for cyclists, or a “cyclist mecca” in the words of seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Home to El Tour de Tucson, America’s largest premier cycling event and one of the top three fundraising events in the country, Tucson was named a “cyclist’s paradise” by Outdoor Magazine.
Cyclists have the chance to win a $20,000 cash prize at the Old Pueblo Grand Prix or join in a plethora of free playful community bicycle activities at Cyclovia every year in the heart of Downtown Tucson. With our warm climate and well maintained paths and bicycle lanes, cycling is a part of life all through the year.
Hear the sounds of the Sonoran Desert from a unique perspective as you ride up Gates Pass to catch a breathtaking view of the city. Pedal to your favorite late night diner after working up an appetite while dancing at the club Downtown. Take advantage of the more than three hundred days of sunshine every year as you get in your workout on the way to the office. No matter your skill level or experience, it’s easy to see why Tucson has earned the rank of Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community.
Whether you’re on a Schwinn cruiser or a carbon fiber road bike, Downtown Tucson has a wealth of resources to meet your cycling needs. Keep up on the latest local cycling news at TucsonVelo, stock up on supplies at Ordinary Bike Shop or O2 Modern Fitness, stop by the GABA bicycle swap meet or hang out and turn some wrenches at BICAS, the non-profit collectively-run community education and recycling center. In Tucson, cycling for exercise, transportation or pleasure could not be easier or more fun.