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Old 12-04-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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Tucson - A Biker's paradise

Tucson has one of the best multi-use trail systems in the nation. Called "The Loop", you can access it on the South end of Tucson from Voyager RV park on Kolb Road. Up North, Catalina State Park has a trailhead directly outside the park entrance. Biked round trip today from Catalina into Tucson (22 m RT). Only 1 grade crossing the entire route. Spectacular scenery along the way. Both of these parks are worth checking out when in Arizona. Thanks to a fellow member here for tipping me off about Voyager (Encore). I enjoy the mega parks with all that they have to offer and this one is the best of the best.

https://webcms.pima.gov/government/the_loop/

Tip: The ride to Culvers (for lunch) on Thornydale is 11 miles downhill, so very relaxing. The ride back is a steady climb uphill. Smart bikers have their significant other meet them for lunch with the toad and take the easy way back to the CG.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:22 PM   #2
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You can pick up the Loop just outside the Tucson Lazy Days KOA on the far south side of town, too.
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:25 PM   #3
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We plan to be there for the FMCA rally in March, so Iíll look forward to riding the trails then!
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:04 PM   #4
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Tucson has one of the best multi-use trail systems in the nation. Called "The Loop", you can access it on the South end of Tucson from Voyager RV park on Kolb Road. Up North, Catalina State Park has a trailhead directly outside the park entrance. Biked round trip today from Catalina into Tucson (22 m RT). Only 1 grade crossing the entire route. Spectacular scenery along the way. Both of these parks are worth checking out when in Arizona. Thanks to a fellow member here for tipping me off about Voyager (Encore). I enjoy the mega parks with all that they have to offer and this one is the best of the best.

https://webcms.pima.gov/government/the_loop/

Tip: The ride to Culvers (for lunch) on Thornydale is 11 miles downhill, so very relaxing. The ride back is a steady climb uphill. Smart bikers have their significant other meet them for lunch with the toad and take the easy way back to the CG.

Hmmm, weíre staying in Voyager this winter (flew home for a week) and weíre hoping to ride the trails that arenít far from the park! Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:11 PM   #5
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If your destined for Florida we have the Pinellas Trail which is a moderate paved trail for bicycles, roller skaters and pedestrians.

See:
Pinellas County, Florida - Park & Conservation Resources - Pinellas County Trail Guide
http://www.pinellascounty.org/trailg...llas_guide.pdf
Pinellas Trail | Home

If you timid about getting on a bicycle and getting too fatigued to pedal back check out the free rentals at the local Pedego Electric Bicycle shop in Dunedin Florida or any other Pedego shop in the country.


For those into Mountain Biking we have what many consider an International Mecca for Mountain Bikers, the Santos Trailhead and Campground in Ocala Florida which is part of the State Parks system here having over 80 miles of bicycle trails from beginners to ultra advanced. The ultra advanced have obstacles that most would have trouble dealing with crawling over never mind riding over on a bicycle.

See:
https://www.floridastateparks.org/pa...ead-campground


If a motorcycle or scooter is more to you liking you can refer to the Motorcycle Roads website and search any state/location for recommended routes to take a leisurely ride on too.

See:
https://www.motorcycleroads.com/motorcycle-roads

Lots of great walking, bicycling and motorcycle routes all over the US that's for certain. Its wonderful that areas like Tucson, Pinellas, Ocala along with other State, County and Local parks administrations all over the US are making such nice provisions available to us.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:34 PM   #6
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Quite amazing in 20 years!

Wow! That is quite an amazing expansion from 20 years ago, when I last rode the river trails. They were already fantastic then, in December for an Oregon rider, where we may get to use a cyclocross bike that time of year. Iíll have to plan a return visit.
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Bikers? You mean "bicyclist", right? ( a Harley rider he asks with all humor and a wink intended!).
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