Located in Mesa, Arizona, Usery Pass bike ride is a favorite loop amongst Phoenix cyclist.
This loop has been part of the course of many USCF cycling races over the years and triathlons staged at Saguaro Lake. There are many variations from this ride to add mileage.
The scenery is breath taking. You parallel the Salt River for about 1/4 of the ride so depending on the time of the year the desert vegetation is green and plush.
During the warmer months ride with caution as big trucks pulling boats take over the road.
If you do the ride clockwise there is a good little climb on this ride. Check out the profile below.