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Naked, urinating mountain bikers angering Rancho Vistoso business owners


Employees at a strip mall aren’t happy about seeing naked mountain bikers in their parking lot.

According to local mountain bike advocacy organizations the employees at the Mountain View Plaza shopping center — which has become the defacto start location for the rides in the Tortolitas — are upset about mountain bikers “exposing themselves” and urniating in the parking lot before and after rides.

Hillary Mathis from Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association posted the following account on the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclist page:

An unfortunate situation for the local cyclists….

Oro Valley Bicycle received a call from the Oro Valley Police regarding the tenants at 1171 N. Rancho Vistoso (Fast Rhino/Mountain View Plaza) being upset bicyclists are parking in their lot.

They have told Police that cyclists are peeing and exposing themselves before and/or after their rides.

The tenants have asked Police to warn all cyclists that the lot at 1171 N. Rancho Vistoso is not a “public parking lot”. The tenants are going to post “private parking” signs and are planning to have unauthorized vehicles towed.

The Police officer also made known that it is a crime to pee in public or expose yourself in public. As I’m sure none of us would do such a thing…Please inform your friends this is not an acceptable practice.

The officer did say cyclists could park at the “Honey Bee Canyon” parking lot that is just south of the trail head. It is a public parking lot. As always, any one who wants can park in front of or on the north side of the Oro Valley Bike shop at 12925 N. Oracle road, the parking lot is plenty big.

Mountain bikers who want to avoid the hassle and park relatively close can park in the Honey Bee Canyon parking lot at 13880 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ, 85755.

This is not the first time mountain bicyclists have drawn the ire of people who live in Rancho Vistoso. Check out our previous stories.