Best Bike Riding

The Loop

We've long been delighted by the idea of getting out on Pima County's river parks for a bike ride, but we've fallen in love with them all over again since they've been connected to one another and rebranded as The Loop, a 100-mile-plus network of trails that run through Tucson and stretch into Marana, Oro Valley and South Tucson. Our favorite stretch happens to be along the Rillito west of the Tucson Mall, but we have to confess that we haven't explored the entire thing just yet, so plenty of adventures await. And we're happy to know that Pima County is still working to extend it even farther and make connections that will make it possible to ride a bike across the entire community without ever having to contend with cars. It's a truly enchanting experience.

Runners up:

2. Mount Lemmon

3. Fantasy Island