October 3-9, 2009
lies not in her age
as a city but in what
she offers you as a
visitor and cyclist.
is the ubiquitous
symbol of the
means that you get to
keep more of your
money to spend
on what's important
How cool is that!
|Road to Mt. Lemmon
This beast rises
almost 9200' above the
desert floor. All riders
attempting the climb
are required to have
their bikes blessed by
the mission priest
A Big Arizona, Howdy!
Welcome to the Tucson Desert Classic website.
on these amazing cycling adventures. We've experienced the food & fun of Italy and become
honorary citizens of the Republic of Texas. Some have even joined me on tours that have tested
the depths of Southern hospitality and New England's virtue. Now, we're off to Tucson to
experience some new cycling magic... desert touring with friends who share a passion to see the
world on 2 wheels.
I am not a travel agent. While I do pick the tour's location, designate our charity partner to
support and negotiate with the hotel, I do not do this as a business or plan the events to make a
profit. I use these trips to make new friends and as a vehicle to fund those well meaning
charities whose good works help make the world a better place for us all.
Getting to Tucson from "the OC" is easy and inexpensive. Travel by car and you'll be there in 7
hours. Carpool and save money on fuel, airport parking, shipping and bike assembly. Planes,
trains and the bus will get you there too. Got lots of time... you can walk or even ride your bike,
though these options are not recommended.
have long encouraged cyclist to take to their roads. El Tour de Tucson, America's premier
charity ride, has been held here every November for over 3 decades, and many national cycle
touring companies vbt.com include the area in their very expensive bicycle vacation itineraries.
Making your adventure even sweeter is Tucson's endless variety of recreational activities. For
more on what to do once you're off the saddle, visit this web site's "Activities" page.
TUCSON DESERT CLASSIC SUMMARY