Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blog Cleansing

A Trail: I Ride It To Work (I Think)

After the 2010 April Fools post, this blog needs a cleansing. Searching for that word on the most popular search engine is an exercise in cultural insight, by the way. But no, not that kind, the get on your bike and go ride a long trail on a sunny day kind. The Sun Circle Trail is an excellent candidate. I believe the Arizona Canal constitutes at least a section of the trail. I can't tell you for sure because searching on the web for "sun circle trail" map is an exercise in futility. However, the Salt River Project site appears to provide a clear verbal map, at least, with this quote: "SRP has allowed licensed recreational use of the canal banks since 1964 when the first recreational use agreement was signed by Maricopa County for the Sun Circle trail, a multi-purpose trail that circles the valley following nearly 68 miles of canal". The sign above is indeed on a canal. I have an old bicycle license (see blog header). One might consider my ride to work recreational. I guess I am on the Sun Circle Trail! I'm starting to feel cleansed already. Get up. Go ride. 

UPDATE: searching on the most popular search engine for "sun circle trail map" now brings you to this post, which is not exactly what I intended. However, with the help of SRP in the comments, at least this is not a dead-end. If you need the map, here's the link SRP posted below.


  1. Hi John - Yes, a portion of the Sun Circle Trail does run alongside the Arizona Canal. This map may be of use to you:

    Enjoy your ride!

  2. Greetings, SRP boffins, thank you for stopping by the blog, and thanks for the linkage to the map and distance calculator! I plugged in a few of the legs that I often ride, and the distances look spot on. Like all good maps, this one poses some questions of its own, and shows me one or two things I wasn't aware of--GRUSP for one. Cool!


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