Mountain biking is an increasingly popular sport in Tucson because of our favorable weather and access to desert trail systems. There has been a growing demand for a centrally located park that provides both trails and challenging features for users of all ages and skill levels. The sport faces a couple of obstacles: our existing, natural desert trails are a difficult place to learn and access to these trails is on the outskirts of town.
About the project:
100 Acre Wood is a proposed mountain bike progressive skills park with trails and features geared toward everyone, from the beginner to the advanced rider looking to hone their skills. The park is centrally located near the entrance to Davis Monthan Air Force Base. The (+/-) 100 acre site used to be part of the base, but the construction of Golf Links Road isolated the site. A lease agreement between the United States Air Force and the City of Tucson allows the City to develop, operate, and maintain the proposed community bicycle park.
100 Acre Wood will allow the mountain biking community to grow by offering new riders a place to build their skills. This off-road facility will provide a safe environment for beginners as well as advanced trails for riders looking to challenge themselves. The park will also compliment Tucson’s Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community status. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has been working with Evan Pilling, Executive Director of the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, Hilride, and McGann & Associates Landscape Architects to develop a master plan for the park.
The City has been providing staff support towards the park’s planning and development. Your financial support is essential for making the 100 Acre Wood mountain bike skills park a reality. We sincerely appreciate your donation. Donate now.
If you would like to volunteer to help build trails, please sign up on the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists website.