Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona

Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona
Hard
4:30:00
41 to 60 miles
6,879 ft
Climb
Road

Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona

mt.lemmon.view_.windy_.point_

Cycling up the Mt Lemmon Hwy in Tucson, Arizona is an epic ride and will rival some of the best climbs across the country.

You start off at about 2,557 ft surrounded by saguaro cactus and mesquite trees and climb as high as 8,198 ft to pine tree vegetation and cool air.

The road is in great shape with a bike lane for most of the ride. On the way down there is no need for a bike lane because you will be keeping up with traffic.

If you love to climb and descend this is the ride for you!

Lance Armstrong in his winter training months in preparation for Tour De France rented a cabin on the top of Mt Lemmon and would climb up the mountain to top of a long days ride. I know because I saw him on more than one occasion and even got the chance to talk to him.

To add 2.89 miles and 760 ft of climbing to the ride you can climb up to the Mt Lemmon Ski area. Just before Summerhaven toward the top of the ride turn right on Ski Run Rd.

  • Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona
  • Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona
  • Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona
  • Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona
  • Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona

2 Responses to “Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona”

  1. Jared January 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm #

    Hi Tyler,

    Elyse and I are heading to Tuscon in March with our bikes and will be riding Mt. Lemmon. I picked up some Bontrager R4 320tpi tires to replace my winter commuters. Should I be concerned about the road conditions in March? I’ve considered bringing a spare tire along. What does an experienced Mt. Lemmoner recommend? Also, any tips for a low lander getting used to the higher elevations would be welcomed. Thanks!

    • admin January 27, 2017 at 4:33 am #

      Come March you will be fine. Just bring some layers for the decent down the mountain. Can still be a little chilly at the top of the mountain in March.

Leave a Reply

2 Responses to “Mt Lemmon Bike Ride – Tucson, Arizona”

  1. Jared January 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm #

    Hi Tyler,

    Elyse and I are heading to Tuscon in March with our bikes and will be riding Mt. Lemmon. I picked up some Bontrager R4 320tpi tires to replace my winter commuters. Should I be concerned about the road conditions in March? I’ve considered bringing a spare tire along. What does an experienced Mt. Lemmoner recommend? Also, any tips for a low lander getting used to the higher elevations would be welcomed. Thanks!

    • admin January 27, 2017 at 4:33 am #

      Come March you will be fine. Just bring some layers for the decent down the mountain. Can still be a little chilly at the top of the mountain in March.

Leave a Reply