“Do this ride with a group. IF you are going to do it alone, do it very early or late. This is not a favorite of mine as the traffic is way to intense on top of Gates pass towards the east side.”
Jason, The Bike Bandit
When road biking Gates Pass, watch your speeds going down.
Average time: 02:00:00 AM
Ride Mileage: 21 to 40 miles
Climbing Elevation: 1500
Type of ride: Climb
Road Biking Gates Pass: Steep climbs, great scenery awaits you at Gates Pass and the McCain Loop
ROAD BIKING, TUCSON, Arizona – The Gates Pass McCain Loop Bike Ride is one of the best group road bike rides in Tucson.
The Shootout is the most popular ride, which it is. But “The Tuesday Ride” is actually more challenging.
If you want to get in shape fast do both The Tuesday Ride and the Shootout.
The Gates Pass McCain Loop Bike Ride know as “The Tuesday Ride” is short and fast! This ride has a little of everything: flats, rollers, and a short killer climb. The short killer climb goes over the back side of Gates Pass.
The ride starts from University and Park on Tuesday mornings. The ride start time varies from 6 AM in the summer, 7:00 AM in the spring and fall, and 7:30 AM in the winter.
Here is a great video showing the Gates Pass McCain Loop ride.
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