More than 25 years ago, as we rode past the large property at Old Spanish Trail and Escalante Road, we started to dream about creating a destination for cyclists that would have a symbiotic relationship with Saguaro Park in the same way that the old lodges and guest ranches had with other national parks. This unique location inspired us just as it had inspired Bert Calvert more than 60 years earlier to create Saguaro Corners. Out of the more than 1,000 acres that Bert owned and subdivided for residences, he had set aside this 45 acres in the late 1950s for a special purpose.
The property has eight small houses built by Bert in the late 1950s under the guest ranch provision of the original 1952 zoning code. Bert advertised them as “furnished cottages for rent”, and at the time of his death in 1963 he was in the process of building many more.
The old guest ranches are part of Tucson’s unique history and places that have always captured our imagination. After a year of creative thinking, we developed the concept of the Bike Ranch. We felt that we came up with an idea that was not only incredibly cool, but one that could be a model for sustainability and have a positive effect on our whole community.
Sometime in the near future, approval of Bike Ranch will come before the Pima County Board of Supervisors. We would so appreciate your letters of support and your voice at that meeting. Click here for more information…