Mayors' Binational Bicycle Ride from Yuma to SLRC
Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and area mayors of the 4FrontED region host an annual binational ride that begins in Yuma, Ariz., and finishes in San Luis Rio Colorado, each year around October. The family-friendly ride aims to showcase the diverse binational region we live in.
Dates/times for the fourth annual ride, to be held in October 2019, will be announced as soon as they are available.
The route begins at the Yuma Civic Center (1440 W. Desert Hills Drive), at 8:00 a.m. From there, participants will head northbound on Avenue A, westbound on 32nd Street, and southbound on Avenue B toward Somerton. From Somerton, participants will ride through San Luis, Ariz., and into San Luis Rio Colorado in Mexico. The event will finish at the City Hall plaza in San Luis Rio Colorado with a short brief celebration with the mayors. The ride is a little more than 25 miles long. Mayors and leaders who are a part of this 4FrontED event include Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls of Yuma, Mayor Cecilia McCollough of Wellton, Mayor Jose Yepez of Somerton, Mayor Gerardo Sanchez of San Luis, Mayor Santos Gonzalez Yescas from San Luis Rio Colorado, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors, and Council Tribal representatives from the Cocopah and Quechan Tribe.
In 2018, more than 150 people from the area communities and beyond joined Mayor Nicholls’ and the area mayors in the bicycle ride. Participants ride at their own risk and are to bring their own bicycle, helmet and passport if they plan to cross the border.
If you are interested in participating in the 2019 Mayors' Binational Bicycle Ride, or would like more information on how you can get involved, please email Lucy Valencia at Lucy.Valencia@YumaAz.gov. To learn more about the mayors' 4FrontED effort, which aims to brand the Yuma, Somerton, San Luis, San Luis Rio Colorado, Wellton and greater Yuma County region as one to take it to the global forefront--visit www.4FrontED.org.