About The Loop
The Loop is being developed around metropolitan Tucson with links to Marana, Oro Valley, and South Tucson. Pima County residents and visitors on foot,bikes, skates, and horses can enjoy the more than 110 miles of multi-use paths that have already been completed. If it doesn't have a motor, it's good to go on The Loop.
Work is ongoing to add more miles of paths. When complete, The Loop will connect the
Rillito River Park, Santa Cruz River Park, and Pantano River Park with Julian Wash and the Harrison Greenway.
Loop maps are available at:
Local bike shops, Natural Resources,Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Rd., and the Communications Office, Administration Building, first floor, 130 W. Congress.
Current Schedule of Free Classes: Bike Safety, Mechanics, and Commuting
The Loop Economic, Environmental, Community and Health Impact Study, March 2013
For more information, call 520-243-BIKE.
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The Campbell Avenue underpass on the south side of the Rillito River will be closed June 20-21, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workers will overlay the existing path to transition the slope away from the soil cement and toward the wash. In addition, workers will make handrail modifications and widen the path. Loop users should use the path on the north side of the Rillito River during construction.
Users should exercise caution adjacent to the work zone. Pre-construction signs alerting path users about the upcoming improvements will be posted. During the week of June 24, there will be one additional closure in order to re-stripe the underpass.
New Connection on the Santa Cruz River and Julian Wash
In order to facilitate the connection of the Loop, a temporary connection for the Paseo de las Iglesias Phase 1 project will be completed in the first week of June. The temporary Julian Wash Connection starts at the existing underpass on the east bank of Silverlake Road and the Santa Cruz River. The pathway guides Loop users up on the top of bank, and then out to Santa Cruz Lane. Along Santa Cruz Lane, users will walk or bike through a gate which crosses Santa Cruz Lane. On Santa Cruz Lane the users then share the road heading south and turning east on 36th street. At the end of 36th street the off-street pathway starts and runs south in ADOT’s right of way until reaching the Julian Wash. Here, the pathway turns east to connect to the Loop. This temporary connection will be available while Paseo de las Iglesias Phase 1 is under construction (starting construction in September 2013 and running until approximately June 2015).
This is a temporary route for The Loop. After Paseo de las Iglesias Phase 1 is constructed, users will not have to utilize Santa Cruz Lane and 36th Street. They will be able to use The Loop on paved and decomposed granite pathways running along the banks of the Santa Cruz River.
The Harrison Greenway connection from Irvington Road north to Sellarole, with a tie to the Pantano River Park has been completed.
The Harrison Greenway project on Rita Road will create new bike lanes north of the Union Pacific Rail Road tracks to connect to the existing bike lanes at Old Vail Road. This project will start May 6, and continue through June. Future projects by the City of Tucson will extend the bike lanes further south and join with the existing Julian Wash portion of The Loop starting this summer.
New construction on the Julian Wash section of The Loop continues this summer, from I-10 west to Alvernon Way and Augie Acuña Los Niños Park. The underpass at Kolb Road has been completed. In addition, the Ajo Way path is under construction between Park Avenue and the south entrance of the VA Hospital at 2nd Avenue.
Jerseys are available from Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Rd., or call 520-766-6000 to order. For details on styles and prices, click here