Where to stay when mountain biking HoneyBee Canyon
Catalina State Park offers great camping just two miles away. Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Marriott, Worldmark Resort, Hilton El Conquistador are all great options that you can literally sleep and bike from. Tucson Bike Rentals offers free pickup and delivery of rental bikes to all Oro Valley hotels and resorts at no charge. However, the BEST way to stay and play is by camping at Catalina State Park. Catalina State Park is safe and beautiful.
What to wear for HoneyBee!
Ideally wear long sleeves or any kind of arms sun protectors. This will protect you from the cactus. HoneyBee is a 3 water bottle ride 8 months out of the year. Bring plenty of food and sunscreen up BEFORE you arrive. This is a desert and being prepared is good. Always have your cell phone on you. Cell service is available from all major carriers. You do not have to worry about getting lost as you can tell where you are by just looking at The Catalinas.
Local Bicycle Rentals
Oro Valley Bicycle Rentals
Tucson Bike Rentals
Both rental places offer mountain bikes by appointment only as early as 6 AM with contact free pickup/delivery to the trail. Helmets, saddle repair kits, maps everything included. Rentals start at just $75 a day. Smoking good deal. Bikes come with tubeless tires. Slime tube mountain bike tires DO NOT work in the Arizona desert.