The Tucson Experience

By: Cath Ouellette

After being back for a week, I realize I really was in a cycling bubble for the past month. I had the chance to continue my spring preparation in Tucson for the first time and it was awesome! This city is really all about cycling. It is bike friendly everywhere, there are some group rides almost every day and you can find some cyclists almost at every corner. The completely different landscapes made my rides even more exciting. I discovered the intensity of the desert’s heat in the first 2 weeks, but after I could only enjoy the sun.

FullSizeRender-2My first ride up Mount Lemmon was quite an experience! Even if you climb for 40 kilometres and about 2 hours 45, the views make all the difference. If you need a little energy supply at the top, Cookie Cabin is a must! I even let myself be tempted. 🙂

FullSizeRenderMy Tucson experience would not be complete without some Mexican food and a lot of coffee rides! Seis restaurant was definitely my favourite one! This little restaurant is located in a public market (Mercado) where there is also a delicious Mexican pastry shop and a small coffee shop. I tried the burrito and the Tacos and this is something everybody should try on their trip to Tucson.

IMG_1353Finally, I had the chance to ride the famous Shoot-out! This Saturday’s group ride is a typical weekly Tucson event! The level is hard and the peloton will normally have around 50 cyclists. Perfect for my training!

FullSizeRender-3The team is now ready for our first race of the season with Speedweek next weekend!

Don’t forget to follow our debut! 🙂


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