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VIDEO of El Tour de Tucson – 2011

Tucson bikers enjoying the cool mornings

Tucson bikers

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The Spectacular McDowell Sonoran Preserve in North Scottsdale, Arizona

A spectacular network of trails through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in the McDowell Mountains. Hiking, biking, climbing and equestrian trails and dog friendly.

The Village at Sam Hughes – A Tucson locals favorite destination

Tucson Bikers

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If you are visiting Tucson, or down near the University of Arizona, a great place to stop and relax is The Village at Sam Hughes. Students, professionals, families and friends all come to enjoy the charm, beauty, and historic environment.

If you bike there, then stop by and visit Arizona Bicycle Experts. Re-energize by eating or quenching your thirst at Bob Dobbs, Seven Cups Fine Tea, or the Rincon Market.

If you want the royal treatment, visit one of the spas at The Village including, The Karma Day Spa, Renew Medesthetics, and the The Village Salon.

Other shops and places of businesses include McGuire’s Jewelers, Arizona Ballet Theatre, The Flower Market, DeBrazil Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Home Decorator Fabrics and Epic Smoke.

Find out where the locals go – The Village at Sam Hughes and Discover Tucson today!

Saguaro National Park in Tucson – A National Treasure

Saguaro National Park in Tucson is a spectacular place to visit. Or should we say “places”? Because there is a Saguaro National Park East and West. The Saguaro Wilderness Area (east) was officially designated as wilderness in 1976. This large, roadless backcountry consists of 57,930 acres within the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. This is in far east Tucson.

There is also a second Saguaro National Park in the Tucson Mountains on the west side of the I-10. This is in far west Tucson. You can get there either traveling west down Speedway out to Old Tucson Studios and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Or, take Ina Road west over the I-10. Both ways are equally spectacular.

Entrance fees are $10 per vehicle (good for 7 days), or $25 for the year. If you are walking or biking visit their site for those reduced fees.

Another great way to Discover Arizona!

Catalina State Park – An Arizona Treasure

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Catalina State Park, is 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams where you can camp, picnick, hike and bird watch. More than 150 species of birds call this park home.

There are magnificent giant saguaro cactui and today the streams were flowing swiftly. You can ride you bike on road or on trails, and it is a great place to walk your dog.

Enjoy some of our photos taken today in this beautiful park by CLICKING HERE. – Catalina State Park, Oro Valley-Tucson, AZ

Tucson walk or bike ride recommendation

Near Shannon and Magee in Tucson is the YMCA, Pima Community College and Tucson National Golf Course. From Pima CC, we walked toward the river bed that you see below the campus. You can enter into the wash and walk underneath the Magee Road bridge, and then pick up a beautfully paved walking – biking path. It cuts through the Tucson National Golf Courses and extends for miles. We saw lizards, quail, hummingbirds, coopers hawks, red-tailed hawks, and a variety of other wildlife.

Tucson Walking and Hiking Paths

Tucson Walking and Hiking Paths

 CLICK HERE to see the Red-tailed Hawk

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