Bicycling in Oro Valley
Oro Valley first established a Bicycle and Pedestrian Program in 1999 which has been revised on a periodic basis. The Town is committed to providing facilities that encourage the use of alternate modes of transportation.
Town staff works closely with neighboring jurisdictions to coordinate bicycle routes and facilities, in order to provide a regional, interconnected bicycling program that emphasizes education, enforcement, engineering and encouragement. The Eastern Pima County region, including the Town of Oro Valley, has received the prestigious "Gold" level Bicycle Friendly Community Award for 2006-2008, 2008-2012, 2012-2016 and 2016-2020 from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB).
"Riding the Oro Valley Paved Bike Trails" created by Oro Valley resident and cyclist, Kent Bauman.
The Town of Oro Valley was named as a "Silver" level Bicycle Friendly Business by the LAB in November 2013 for its amenities, facilities and programs offered to its employees and visitors. For more information on this award, please click here.
The Town of Oro Valley currently has an extensive inventory of facilities for bicyclists, including bike routes, shared use paths, and multipurpose paved shoulders. There are 78.89 miles of bicycle facilities within the Town, including 33.47 miles of signed bike routes, 24.4 miles of paved shoulders, and 21 miles of shared use paths. In addition, all new commercial facilities within the Town are required to have bicycle parking, as per the Town's Zoning Code.
Future projects with bicycle facilities include bike shoulders and paths along sections of Lambert Lane, Naranja Drive, La Cholla Boulevard and Tangerine Road.
In addition, the 40-mile route of El Tour de Tucson starts within the Oro Valley Town limits each November.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan