Arizona Road Biking: Usery Pass Road Bike Ride – Mesa, Arizona


Cycling Arizona’s Usery Pass Road Bike Ride “At a Glance”

Difficulty: Moderate
Average time: 1:15:00
Ride Mileage: 21 to 40 miles
Climbing Elevation: 1,009 ft
Type of ride: Rolling
Road / Mountain: Road


Usery Pass is popular with many Phoenix cyclists.

ROAD BIKING, MESA, Arizona – Located in Mesa, Arizona, Usery Pass road bike ride is a favorite loop for many Phoenix cyclists.

This loop has been part of the course of many USCF cycling races over the years and triathlons staged at Saguaro Lake. There are many variations from this ride to add mileage. Stay hydrated out here. There are not a lot of services on this road.

Usery Pass: Great Scenery, Some Climbing

The scenery is breath taking. You parallel the Salt River for about 1/4 of the ride so depending on the time of the year the desert vegetation is green and plush.

During the warmer months ride with caution as big trucks pulling boats take over the road.

If you do the ride clockwise there is a good little climb on this ride.

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