Road Biking Tucson - Gates Pass McCain Loop Ride
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What The Bike Bandit Says…


“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 Jason, The Bike Bandit



When road biking Gates Pass, watch your speeds going down.

Dificulty: Hard

Average time: 02:00:00 AM

Ride Mileage: 21 to 40 miles

Climbing Elevation: 1500

Type of ride: Climb

Road/Mountain: Road


Steep climbs, great scenery awaits you at Gates Pass and the McCain Loop

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.


Road Biking Gates Pass McCain Loop: Rents and Delivers Road Bikes


Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours at delivers and picks up carbon rental road, mountain, hybrid, kids bikes to all of Oro Valley and Saddlebrooke. We are the official Tucson, Arizona bicycle guiding and rental arm for the Arizona Bicycle Association at All cyclists receive free helmets and maps.  When cycling Tucson, only rent from the best.


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There is a two rider minimum delivery. Bike for 1 to 5 hours, finish riding and we pick up the bikes! No need to worry about loading mountain bikes in your rental car! Price is generally $100 per bike – depending on location of trailhead. Don’t know where to ride?! offers rides that are beginner, intermediate to advanced. We deliver mountain bikes to Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley and the Southern, Arizona area. We rent top of the line full suspension and hard tailed mountain bikes. Click here!



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