Get Around

Bicycling

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. Tucson was recognized as the 2nd best large U.S. city and 5th best overall city for bicycling in the U.S. by People for Bikes‘.

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. Stock up on supplies at Ordinary Bike Shop or Transit Cycles, 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.

 

Tugo Bike Share

Tucson now has its own Bike Share Program! Tugo was made possible through a partnership with the City of Tucson who secured federal grant funding for the bikes and stations. 330 bikes at 36 stations across central Tucson, including 14 along the streetcar line, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with the exception of severe weather (350 days of sunshine on average in Tucson). Explore the eclectic and bicycle friendly Downtown area by renting a Tugo bike