While there are many entry points to The Loop bike path, most cyclists and tourists prefer starting and staying in beautiful Oro Valley. Oro Valley has the splendid Catalina Mountains in the background and this portion of The Loop is also the least congested – and the most family friendly. Depending on the day, you even save a few degrees. We recommend parking at either The Oro Valley Market Place or in the Walgreens Plaza on First Avenue and Tangerine.
Editor’s choice: For the best scenery and enjoyment, park at Catalina State Park – world class desert hiking and campground. You can bike from Catalina State Park and hop on The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop, with the Catalinas in the background as you start your Tucson cycling journey.