My mother lives in Phoenix, AZ, which is a amazing place to have in my back pocket when the majority of the country is draped in Winter. I’ve biked around her neighborhood quite a bit when visiting her, but she and I had never gone on a ride together until my trip to visit her for her birthday this past March.
We took a Sonoran Desert neighborhood tour, courtesy of Arizona Outback Adventures. The tour was was an easy enough that my mom (who is somewhat new at cycling) and I were both able to complete it with no issues. We lucked out and were the only two people on our tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and taught us a lot about the history of Scottsdale and the ecosystems of the Sonoran desert. The desert really has a beauty that is all its own, and shouldn’t be missed, and makes for a truly delightful morning.
Grand Canyon State, check!