Since its inception in 2002, the bike and pedestrian program for Pima County, Tucson has been successful in bringing in $19.3 million in federal funding to the region. This significant infusion of resources has made possible an additional $22 million in local funding for bicycle and pedestrian safety projects and programs. A major project in this program is The Loop. The Loop is a planned 131-mile pathway system in the Tucson region designed for walkers, runners, equestrians, and cyclists. As of 2016 more than 85% of the network has been completed, with over 100 miles of paved paths currently in use. Easy access throughout this multi-use path network means a multitude of satisfying cycling routes-from short spins to longer rides-all without any motor vehicle traffic.
A beautiful, 4 color map of The Loop is available at no charge at the Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program office, 201 N. Stone Ave., 5th floor; Pima County Communications Office, 130 W. Congress St., 1st floor; Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Road; Pima County Public Library branches; Visit Tucson, 100 S. Church Ave.; and local bike shops.
The loop map makes a perfect companion to a copy of Desert Journeys.
For more information, visit The Loop - Pima County
*Tucson is ranked as one of the “Top Three Best Bicycling Regions in the U.S.” by Bicycling Magazine and as a League of American Bicyclists’ Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community.
Biking and Outdoor Pursuits
Greater Arizona Bicycling Association
Perimeter Bicycling Association