Phoenix cyclists hit the city’s bike lanes, paths and trails 365 days a year, for exercise, transportation and recreation. So pump up your tires, put on a helmet and start pedaling - you won’t be disappointed.
You’ll find more than 500 miles of dedicated on- and off-street bike lanes, routes and paths. There’s something for everyone, from children who just dropped their training wheels to competitive, hard-core road riders and mountain bikers.
Bikes on City Buses
All Valley Metro buses are equipped with bike racks. You can ride your bike to the nearest bus stop or Park-and-Ride location.
Racks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the bike rack is full, you will need to wait for the next bus, so plan accordingly.
Bicycling Routes Along Water Canals
A few of the city’s most popular bicycling routes parallel water canals, making them smooth and nearly traffic-free.
The Arizona Canal path runs all the way from Glendale to the west, straight through Phoenix, ending on Scottsdale’s east side. If you have the energy, you can ride the entire 38 miles! In Phoenix, the path is paved from 51st Avenue and Cactus Road to the west to about 24th Street and Missouri Avenue to the east. A smooth dirt path continues eastward.
The Grand Canal runs 21 miles. In Phoenix, you can ride from 75th Avenue and Camelback Road all the way to Papago Park.
On Street Bike Routes
Various on-street bike routes connect the Phoenix Sonoran Bikeway from the Carefree Highway to the north to beautiful South Mountain Park. You can pedal right through the heart of downtown Phoenix. Climb five miles to the top of South Mountain for great views and a super workout!
Parks and Mountain Preserves
Parks and mountain preserves all around Phoenix boast more than 100 miles of serious mountain biking trails. You can find single-track paths at all levels of difficulty with plenty of desert scenery. Bicycles are allowed on most hiking trails.
Dust off that old bike and hit the road or dirt. Your heart, mind and spirit will thank you.
Get Fit, Phoenix!
Check out great places to ride by clicking on the Bicycle Map image above or e-mail the Phoenix Bicycle Coordinator if you have any questions about bicycling in Phoenix.
Bicycling along Phoenix's bike lanes and trails is a perfect way to stay fit. To learn other fitness tips, visit FitPhx at phoenix.gov/residents/fitphx.
The city of Phoenix has begun proactively installing on-street and off-street bicycle facilities as part of improving transportation throughout the
city. Implementing infrastructure so that physical activity is more easily incorporated into the daily lives of Phoenix's residents has tremendous health, economic, environmental and quality of life benefits. Bicycle facilities help the city in its effort to make bicycling an integral part of daily life in Phoenix.
Whether the destination is downtown, Roosevelt Street, Grand Avenue or elsewhere in the city, one of the important elements of bicycle infrastructure is bike parking at or near destinations. The city of Phoenix recognizes the need for more bicycle parking in the city. As such, the city is happy to offer the Bike Rack Cost Share Program. Please call 602-534-9529 for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.