ruby

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Tucson

32

mi

km

Distance

distance

50

%

Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

4.5

hrs

Estimated Total Time

estimé temps total

8

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

2.0"

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

Novice

Easy

Intermediate

Hard

Extreme

débutant

facile

intermédiaire

dur

extrême

Difficulty

difficulté

ruby

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Distance

Distance

32

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

50

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

4.5

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

8

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

2.0"

Difficulty

difficulté

Intermediate

description

la description

Rubies are red, singletrack is blue, mix it together, and we will say wooo!

Depart with food and beverage in your belly and head north along The Loop trail for several miles. Exit the multi-use path at El Camino Del Cerro and head west. Turn off that main road onto a gravel road and then turn again to ride into the wash. It’s sandy, but the parts with rocks have harder packed rideable terrain. Otherwise, just keep cranking through like a sand crawler! 

You’ll eventually get back on dirt roads that lead to the back entrance of the Sweetwater Preserve. It is sweet for sure! There’s smooth singletrack with only a few sections of more technical and craggy punches. Definitely dismount if the rocks are too much. 

Take a back exit from Sweetwater and get back on paved roads, relatively straight and with some rolling hills. After a couple junctions, you’ll turn into a gated road. Spy the little opening to the left and take that to ride on some bicycle friendly streets and golf cart paths toward Tucson Mountain Park (TMP). 

Ride the technical single track paths south around the mountains and eventually mount onto the smoother El Grupo loop. Exit the dirt and transition onto roads again. You’ll be on the more stressful S. Mission Road temporarily and then turn back onto the loop toward your post-ride beverage!


route created on
6/10/21
  • The nice singletrack of Sweetwater
  • Riding through the wash
  • El Grupo Loop
  • A good amount of riding on pavement

  • The hills of the Sweetwater Preserve

  • Possible operable fountains on The Loop

rocky, sandy
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highlights

  • The nice singletrack of Sweetwater
  • Riding through the wash
  • El Grupo Loop

what to know

  • A good amount of riding on pavement

points of interest

  • The hills of the Sweetwater Preserve

food / hydration

  • Possible operable fountains on The Loop

terrain

rocky, sandy

route map

la plan de route

photos

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