Photos: Family bike camping
The view from McCain Loop.
Luci and I ventured out to Gilbert Ray Campground west of Tucson for another S24O last weekend.
We decided to try Gilbert Ray because I wanted a longer ride than the 10 miles to Catalina State Park.
I also wanted to take the Xtracycle instead of the CETMA to see how it would perform.
The Xtracycle with the added Old Man Mountain rack can haul all the gear I did with the CETMA. I prefer having Luci up front, but the lighter weight and 27 gears on the Xtracycle were very nice.
I think in the future we’ll stick to Catalina State Park because the ride to Gilbert Ray wasn’t pleasant. The ride was long and there were several miles at the end of the ride, which were without a shoulder. Drivers gave us lots of room, but it was still uncomfortable.
Check out our route below.
I also didn’t love the campground. It is geared toward RVs and the spots for tents weren’t all that nice.