Mesa, Arizona Is Tops for Two Wheel Fun, Miles of Epic Trails for Mountain Biking and Road Cyclists

Mesa is a top Arizona destination for mountain biking enthusiasts and more.

Mesa, Arizona has been named one of the top 10 cities for bicyclists by Forbes magazine. What made us get the nod? The city's more than 600 miles of on-street bike lanes paired with close access to a plethora of Sonoran Desert biking trails certainly helps!

Mountain bikers can explore the expansive terrain in the Superstition Wilderness on a various class of trails around the city all scaled to skill levels. In the spring, beautiful desert wildflowers line the 6.9-mile Hawes Trail, one of Mesa's most scenic biking loops with epic views from every angle. The mountain biking trails at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa are popular because they offer enough elevation to experience spectacular vistas overlooking the majestic iconic Arizona landscape.

In addition, Mesa has created a first of-its-kind bike and trails recreation area, Desert Trails Park. At 35 acres, this new outdoor playground is surrounded by Arizona's iconic desert landscape and includes a series of biking trails, a pump track, a kids' skills track and shaded ramadas. The skills track, pump track, and three flow trails are designed to introduce and progressively develop new skills for BMX-style bike riding. It's no surprise that the miles of mountain biking trails throughout Mesa and the Tonto National Forest attract the eye of avid cyclists from all over the world. Choices are plentiful when it comes to choosing a path in Mesa and the natural beauty of our landscapes along those roads and trails will make you want to slow down on the pedals and enjoy the view.

Now visitors can pedal your way through Downtown Mesa on newly installed Grid Bikes. The bike sharing service has multiple hubs throughout area, lining the Metro Light Rail path, where visitors can pick up and drop off bikes that they rent by the hour. It is the perfect way to explore the heartbeat of the city, including riding around the seven-acre campus of the Mesa Arts Center.

Mesa's new Rio Salado Pathway, which extends along the northern central border of the city, connects the city's two MLB stadiums including the expansive Mesa Riverview Park. This gorgeous ride down the Salt River bank is lined with tunnels and the area's newest collection of public permanent art installations. Mesa's Bike and Pedestrian Program is a great option for visitors that want to rent Grid bikes, helmets and have a guided ride through the pathways to enjoy Mesa on two-wheels.

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