Hearing slated for proposed "bike ranch" at doorstep of Saguaro NP

A proposed bike ranch near the entrance to Saguaro National Park in east Tucson will be the subject of a conditional-use permit hearing Wednesday.

The hearing — open to the public — will consider a permit application that would allow a 49-room bike ranch to open at East Escalante Road and South Old Spanish Trail. The site falls within the buffer overlay zone surrounding the park, which aims to protect open spaces and guide development, but does not prohibit commercial activity in the area.

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