Why we created Ventana Velo

Bike Rentals

Reason #1-No good options

Avid road cyclists always face a dilemma when it comes to travel. They either have to deal with shipping their own bike or renting one that is lower in quality than their own. As cyclists ourselves we have dealt with that headache before, and realized neither option is very appealing. Our hope in creating our business was to eliminate two bad options and create one good solution. This is, to permit out-of-town riders to experience Tucson cycling without all the work. 

Reason #2- Where to ride? Ask a local!

Knowing where to ride can be just as important as what you ride. If your cycling time is limited you might miss out on some great opportunities. We know there is a difference between a fast "A" group ride and more casual "no-drop" ride. We also know that everyone's definition of a "long" or "fast" ride might not be the same. With over 30 years of combined Tucson cycling experience and knowledge we can help guide you to the best possible places and groups. 

The Ventana Velo Team


Chris Gould

Owner / Guide

Chris Gould - 30 year cycling industry veteran.  Previous shop owner, sales rep for several major international brands.  Category racer.  Native to Tucson knowing all the rides and other assorted local knowledge.  Always willing to go the extra mile to ensure your experience is a lasting one.


Jason Smith

Owner / Guide

Jason has 9+ years and over 50,000 miles of Tucson cycling experience.