The ride called “Cody Loop” is a favorite among cyclist who live on the northwest side of Tucson and Oro Valley, Arizona.
The ride goes out to the town of Oracle which is famous for the Biosphere. The majority of the ride in on highway 77 which has a big bike shoulder on the road. The down side is you are riding along side fast moving traffic so be careful. Also be careful for debri. This ride is famous for flats.
Once you get to the town of Oracle you take a right hand turn to ride the loop know as “Cody Loop.” Then you ride back to Tucson on highway 77. There is a convenience store on American Ave in the town of Oracle. Great place to stop at the half way point to fuel up.
To add some extra miles on your way home you can ride through Saddle Brooke or Rancho Vistoso.