Arm warmers= kids leg warmers. On cold days when shorts are not an option I put my arm warmers on Kalden’s legs. Adult small or medium arm warmers make great leg warmers for kids. It allows them to mountain bike without baggy sweats or jeans on. Below Kalden is wearing the Descente Coldout Arm Warmers. They are soft and fleece on the inside!
Saguaro National Park is one of the only National parks that allows mountain bikes on trails. Actually it is just one trail but hey it is better than driving around or doing a quick Chevy Chase and jumping back in the car. The Cactus Trail is a 2.5 mile section in the park open to bikes. We started at the south end rode up and back. Great easy ride with a few minor climbs. Perfect outing for our family and lots of photo opps. The Giant Saguaro is the universal symbol of the American West. Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests
Tortolita preserve is a 9.2 mile ride north of Tucson. We read that it was a good trail for beginner/intermediates with “some sand.” It was a pretty easy trail for us but the sand was a little rough for Kalden. That stuff was deep in spots and you needed power to get through it. Our 1- 2 hour ride turned into 3 hours. I think Kalden had a better attitude than I did at the end. We were all a bit tired but the scenery was terrific. Ride Info: Check SDMB website. Positives Tortolita Preserve: Saguaro cactus, flat, easy for adult riders, fun rolling downhill
Our trip to Tucson happened to coincide with El Tour de Tucson. Randy did the 109 mile ride while Kalden and I did the 6 mile fun ride. This is a great event attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages. Kalden and I got up early to watch the 109 mile ride take off at 7am. It was a huge group and it took about 10 minutes for all the riders to cross the start line. At 8am we lined up for the fun ride. It was mostly families (except for #30). Kalden was very excited to be up front and start “the race.” As