Welcome to Biking Capital of the World!

Rick Cardwell - Adventure Editor

Rick Cardwell
Adventure Editor

The state of Arizona is the world's greatest destination for road and mountain biking. Road cyclists and mountain bikers come from all of the world to enjoy Arizona's diverse terrain and fantastic weather. Get on a bike, take advantage of our bike paths and wide open roads, endless mountain and cyclocross trails and discover biking in Arizona.

Whether you are an avid cyclist or prefer touring historic neighborhoods on your beach cruiser, you are sure to have a great adventure. Arizona offers wide-open spaces and amazing landscapes with routes for a novice rider to the expert on the saddle.

Road Biking/Cycling in Arizona – Biking With an Altitude!

With dozens of scenic roads and historic byways, road biking in Arizona can be a leisurely – and invigorating – way to see the state. Coasting through rolling hills and along river valleys, you can take the time to really soak up the view – and the sunshine – riding a road bike. We have some of the greatest and most intense climbing rides. Pro cyclists looking for intensive altitude climbs flock to Tucson for Mount Lemmon, Madera Canyon, Kitt Peak and nearby Mount Graham. Road bikers looking for scenic desert beauty cannot get enough of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Southern Arizona. Arizona is the greatest cycling and mountain biking vacation destination for novice to serious riders. The same trails and roads that draw mountain bikers and cyclists are the same roads that people crave to experience, enjoying the feeling of the Old West.

Mountain Biking in Arizona

Arizona mountain biking offers some of the most challenging and beautiful terrain in the country, with routes ranging from smooth forested runs to rugged trips across rocky desert hills. In the High Country you'll find yourself surrounded by tall pines and wide sweeping desert terrain. Down through the Central and Western regions tall cacti and warm weather welcome trail riders. The Southeastern corner of Arizona offers rolling hills, sweeping grasslands, and a mild climate suitable for year-round riding.

Bike Arizona! And welcome to the Biking Capital of the World.

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Best Biking in Tucson

Tucson's Loop River Path

Tucson's Loop River Path

The Tucson Loop / Rillitio River Pathway has over 100 miles of shared bike paths, giving families, kids and leisure cyclist a great place to ride.

Tucson Road Biking: Pantano River Park

Best Tucson Road Biking – Cycling Picture Rocks

Road Road Biking Gates Pass – McCain Loop – Tucson

Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trail

Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trail

Kicks, loops, ups and downs...Tucson's Fantasy Island is a great mountain bike park on Tucson's south side and near the air force base.

The Watermans Mountain Bike Trails

Chiva Falls Mountain Bike Trails

Sweetwater Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain Biking Patagonia and The Mexican Border

Mountain Biking Patagonia and The Mexican Border

Gentle rolling hills, spectacular sunsets, old mining camps and a journey into the past greet mountain bikers who have decent stamina and physical conditioning.

Tucson Video Vault

Bicycle Friendly Tucson

Starr Pass Mountain Biking

Mount Lemmon Descent

Mountain Biking Sweetwater Trails

Best Phoenix / Scottsdale Biking

Scottsdale's Best Bike Paths

Scottsdale's Best Bike Paths

Scottsdale has no shortage of winding trails, bike lanes and paved paths for bicyclists. Scottsdale's paved paths and unpaved trails are all shared use, so they are open to bicyclists as well as pedestrians and equestrians, said Susan Conklu, senior transportation planner with the city.

Popular Bike Paths and Trails Loop Around Phoenix

Popular Bike Paths and Trails Loop Around Phoenix

Need to get on your bike and get rid of stress? Here are some great rides around Phoenix.

Phoenix / Scottsdale Video Vault

Mountain Biking upper National trail

Phoenix Mountains Preserve Trail

Mountain Biking, Mount Elden in Flagstaff

Shootout Group Bike Ride

Essential Mountain Biking Skills

Best Northern Arizona Biking

Best Bicycle Mountain Biking Trails Around Flagstaff

Best Bicycle Mountain Biking Trails Around Flagstaff

Flagstaff Biking Nirvana: The towering San Francisco Peaks capped with snow for much of the year give way to cascades of Ponderosa Pine forests and mountain meadows surrounding Flagstaff. Set at an elevation of just under 7,000 feet, the city is a favorite summer getaway to escape the hot deserts surrounding the extensive forest.

Payson's Houston Mesa Road - Easy High Country Mountain Biking

Payson's Houston Mesa Road - Easy High Country Mountain Biking

Payston's Houston Mesa Road stretches a little more than 10 miles east through Tonto National Forest from State Route 87 to Control Road, is great for an easy mountain bike ride. Horse Camp Trail is one of several trails suitable for mountain biking accessible from Houston Mesa Road near Payson.

Mountain Biking Sedona's Cathedral Rock

Mountain Biking Sedona's Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock... High Desert Beauty in Sedona, Arizona. Cathedral Mountain offers a fun ride with breath taking beauty.

Mountain Biking and Hiking Sedona's Hog Heaven

Mountain Biking and Hiking Sedona's Hog Heaven

Many cyclists road bike highway 83 to Sonoita on what is nothing short of a very dangerous cycling adventure. High on the Hog and Hog Heaven are rated as Double Black Diamond trails for bikers.

Northern Arizona Video Vault

Mountain Biking in Dreamy Draw Park

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike Race 2015

Mountain Biking the Lemon Drop

Mountain Biking Sweetwater Trails