Oro Valley/Tucson Loop founder: Who is Chuck Huckelberry?
Chuck Huckelberry is considered the leading advocate of our incredible Oro Valley/Tucson Loop. A civil engineer and the current County Administrator of Pima County, Huckelberry is a man who had an incredible vision of building this extraordinary shared use, car-free bicycle path. His vision has helped elevate Tucson as the greatest biking destination in the […]
Can I set up a stand to sell my merchandise along The Loop?
No. The City of Tucson and Pima County do not allow any commercial activity along The Loop unless a special permit is granted. And that special permit is difficult to get.
Is it possible to camp anywhere along The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop?
Yes! Book a reservation at The Catalina State Park in beautiful Oro Valley. There is no better place to camp in Arizona. The Catalina State Park connects to the Oro Valley/Tucson Loop. There is nowhere else on The Loop system that allows camping.
Are there trash cans along The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop?
Yes. You will find trash cans at numerous stops and trails along the route. Be sure to properly dispose of all trash (especially pet waste) in these containers and do not litter along the paths. Tucsonans are quite proud and protective of our clean and wonderful city.
Are there good coffee shops on The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop?
There are! Savaya Coffee is just behind The La Encontada Apartments that is ON The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop in Oro Valley. They only offer coffee and not much else. Ren Coffee is on The Loop next to Homewood Suites. This is an aaaaaaaaaaawesome coffee shop, place to eat and drink. They also serve beer. We […]
Are there places to eat on The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop?
Yes! In Oro Valley, The Oro Valley Market Place offers Olive Garden. For great burgers we recommend Legends in the Omni Resort golf course. When you see their golf course, exit and bike on their golf cart ramp heading north and you will go right to their restaurant. Best place to eat on The Loop? […]
Are there places to get water on The Loop?
The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop is a one water bottle ride (except for the summer). You can ride this system because there are numerous bathrooms and parks (over 50) where you can get water. And there are many convenience stores, restaurants and businesses on the path – or just off the path.
Can I bike two abreast?
Legally yes. Should you? No. You are asking for trouble when you do that.Are there restrooms along The Loop? There are numerous restroom stops on The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop Bike Path. Between restrooms on the path and at parks, there are around 50 restrooms throughout the 130 plus mile system. And do not forget there […]
Should I walk/bicycle/run on the right or the left of the path?
On all shared use systems, common guidelines are that you should “stay to the right” and “pass on the left” – regardless of your mode of travel. Note that you should not walk, bike, or run to the left of the center line unless you are passing someone ahead of you. If you are enjoying […]
Are there mile markers along The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop Bike Path?
The entire trail is marked via GIS mapping on the Pima County-Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Loop Interactive map. This map has many fields and features including mile markings down to .25 miles. Part of the problem with physically marking all stretches of the Loop is the fact it follows several water courses (Santa Cruz, […]