The Loop in the Arizona city of Tucson is 132 miles of purpose-built cycle path. I was blown away by this cycling path and I do wish that more towns and cities could see the benefits of such a brilliant health-giving asset.
The Loop offers cyclists, hand-cyclists, recumbent bike riders, walkers and runners an incredible 132 miles of smooth, traffic free path. It has taken a couple of decades to build and , no doubt, many millions of dollars but what an incredible attraction.
The Loop is made of smooth tarmac and where the cycle ay occasionally crosses roads, drivers must yield to cyclists. Mostly, though, The Loop has its own bridges and tunnels so you can ride without traffic for dozens and dozens of brilliant miles.
I enjoyed riding The Loop during a trip to visit friends in Tucson, Arizona.
Take a look at this short video of two of my friends riding The Loop.
The Loop in more detail
The cycle route of The Loop connecting the Rillito, Santa Cruz and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways. The Loop extends through Pima County, Marana, Oro Valley, Tucson and South Tucson.