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Go West, Part II: Arizona

Arriving in Tucson, the weather was exactly what I’d expected: clear, dry, and warm. Right there in the parking lot, I shucked off my Northeasterner’s garb faster than you can say frigid Vermont winter and donned shorts and a tee. Heaven! Joshua and I got busy prepping Sojourn’s new fleet of Cannondale bikes for the tour’s start on Sunday afternoon. We were diligent and focused, enough so that we had some late afternoon free time and an opportunity to hop on bikes, giving me my first taste of the vast network of sweet bike paths that criss-cross all over the city of Tucson.

Josh and I raced the setting sun to get in some miles on Sojourn’s new Cannondales

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New Year’s Resolutions Made Easy in Arizona

The first trips of the year are our Arizona bicycle tours. Our leaders love these trips and vie to guide them – guests love them, too for escaping the cold and more. A look at the all-time top New Year’s resolutions will give you even more reasons why an Arizona bike tour should be on your resolution list!

As it turns out many of us share the same handful of New Year’s resolutions every year. We make and break these resolutions over and over again.

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Sojourn Bike Tour’s Favorite Hill: Kurt Hill

Tour guide, Kurt Hill, is easily Sojourn’s favorite hill. He took some time today for a short interview about guiding bike tours in Arizona.  Kurt guides bike tours for Sojourn in Oregon, California, and Texas, and Arizona.

When asked what he likes most about Arizona he said “I just love the desert – it’s so different than what most people are used to.” He cited the two biggest reasons guests choose this trip: they want to escape the cold, and they are drawn by the magic of the Sonoran Desert. “I love being there, especially in the early mornings. There is such peace and tranquility.”

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The Arts by Bicycle: Tubac, AZ

You might imagine that you’d have to limit your memento purchases on a bicycling vacation, but what vacation is complete without souvenirs?

Sojourn’s Arizona bike tours wind through some amazing wilderness areas like the Saguaro National Park and Sabino Canyon, where bicyclists adhere to the Leave No Trace practice of “Take only photographs, leave only footprints” ( in the case of these bike tours, that would be tire tracks), but these trips also enjoy a visit to Tubac.

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How to prepare for your Arizona Bike Tour

Once you’ve made that exciting decision to take an Arizona bike tour with Sojourn, you may be wondering how  to prepare for it.

For the purposes of this post, we’ll assume that since you are the type of person who would even consider a bicycling vacation, you have a certain level of fitness and a certain love of adventure, but there are some things you can do to get ready to go. Let’s look at the two most important things you need to prepare: your body and your mind.

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