Off The Beaten Path: Tucson Bike Tour

  • 11/14/2016
  • 2:00 PM (MST)
  • 11/19/2016
  • 6:00 PM (MST)
  • Tucson, Arizona

OFF THE BEATEN PATH:  TUCSON BIKE TOUR

NOVEMBER 14 – 19

Monday – Sunday, with the El Tour de Tucson on Saturday

You will experience an unforgettable week of expansive mountain vistas, peaceful desert scenery and extraordinary bike rides, including the popular El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort! The event is for cyclists of all ages and abilities who ride 104, 75, 55, 40 or 25 miles.

On this small group tour of 12 – 14 individuals, you will have time to play as well as enjoy a couple of “can’t miss” local area rides through the natural beauty of the desert.  One ride will be through the Saguaro National Park.  Officially designated as wilderness in 1976, this park protects some of the most impressive forests of saguaro cactus. Although for many the symbol of the West, this mammoth cactus is only found here in the Sonoran Desert.

Another activity features a visit to the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum. The museum offers more of a “zoo” like atmosphere for an up close look at life in the desert. See more than 300 animal species and 1200 kinds of plants over the 21 acre property.

November is an awesome time of year to ride in Tucson with average highs about 80 degrees and lows in the mid 50’s.  

Trip Details

Included

Daily breakfast, a group dinner, welcome party, entry into Tour de Tucson (you choose your distance) and more!

Activities

Biking, hiking, wine tasting, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum tour and more!

Days

6 days –Monday - Sunday

Daily Mileage

Standard route: average 40, range 25 – 75

You should be an independent, intermediate level rider capable of doing your own tire and bicycle repairs if needed. You must be comfortable riding on roads with traffic.

Start/Finish

Tucson, Arizona

Need to be in Tucson by 3 p.m. on Monday for a bike ride starting near the hotel in the fun and centrally located 4th Avenue Shopping District, we will cruise through the best sections of Tucson's historic neighborhoods, including:

  • Iron Horse - Ride your two wheeled steel horse through a massive rattlesnake bridge.
  • Downtown - Go inside the building where Southwest Deco was perfected and where an infamous gangster met his end!
  • Presidio - This is where so much began: ancient Hohokam settlements, Tucson's first structures, and the birthplace of the chimichanga!

Lodging

At a Rated AAA-3 Diamonds hotel with an outdoor heated pool and spa

Cost:  $750/per person double occupancy.  $300 single supplement available.

 

Registration

To register, please mail a $100 deposit check payable to Cyndy Klepinger along with DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical form (http://www.dbtc.org/page-1568909) to:  Cyndy Klepinger, 5401 East Dakota Ave #9, Denver, CO  80246.   Final payments will be due no later than September 15, 2016.   Remember that registration funds are non-refundable, but may be transferrable.  Direct questions to: matilda8@msn.com, or by phone (303) 394-4962.   


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