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by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Tucson

23

mi

km

Distance

distance

35

%

Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

3

hrs

Estimated Total Time

estimé temps total

2

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

42mm

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

Novice

Easy

Intermediate

Hard

Extreme

débutant

facile

intermédiaire

dur

extrême

Difficulty

difficulté

slide

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Distance

Distance

23

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

35

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

3.0

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

2

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

42mm

Difficulty

difficulté

Novice

description

la description

Walk up some dirt stairs and take an easy slide!

Commence the ride from the local coffee shop, and then ride on some bicycle friendly streets northeast. Eventually, you’ll turn on Dodge Blvd north. Take a couple turns, and then you’ll start riding on the urban assault trail. 

This sandy and smooth trail generally follows a wash so it’s relatively flat and doesn’t have too many rocks. It’s a great introduction to some of the more extreme terrain present in the Tucson area and there is a labyrinth on route, if you want to get extra exploratory! On this route, you’ll also pass through a culvert, but it’s a soft surface. 

Soon, you’ll exit the urban assault trail and then transition back onto asphalt. However, you’ll turn on the backroads of a suburban development. It’s a rough road, so it feels like dirt? The route also goes through a gate that permits passage through someone’s property, so be extra respectful here. 

You’ll exit onto a more substantial road, but at a certain point near the country club, there’s an established dirt trail next to the paved road. We encourage you to take it! It’s away from cars and there are very few intersections, so all is pretty good. You’ll need to re-join the road closer to the suburban shopping mall. 

After the development, you’ll turn on bicycle friendly streets that meander through the Catalina foothills suburbia. You’ll make some twists and turns and then rejoin the Loop temporarily. Then you’ll transition back to the streets of Tucson. The route ends at a place for a post-ride beverage!


route created on
6/10/21
  • The easy urban assault trail
  • Routes through the Catalina foothills suburbs

  • Loose sand is everywhere on the urban assault trail

  • A Labyrinth
  • No water on route

sandy, rock
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highlights

  • The easy urban assault trail
  • Routes through the Catalina foothills suburbs

what to know

  • Loose sand is everywhere on the urban assault trail

points of interest

  • A Labyrinth

food / hydration

  • No water on route

terrain

sandy, rock

route map

la plan de route

photos

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