Annual Mayors' Binational Bike Ride
Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and other area mayors of the 4FrontED region will be hosting the 2nd Annual Mayors’ Binational Bicycle Ride the morning of Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The binational ride aims to showcase the diverse binational region we live in and will start at 8 a.m. at the Civic Center in Yuma (with on-site registration and bib pick-up starting at 7 a.m.). From the Civic Center, riders 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 in “El Bosque” in San Luis Rio Colorado with a short brief celebration with the mayors. The ride is a little more than 23 miles long. Mayors and leaders who are a part of this 4FrontED event include (but are not limited to) Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls of Yuma, Mayor Cecilia McCollough of Wellton, Mayor Jose Yepez of Somerton, Mayor Gerardo Sanchez of San Luis, Mayor Enrique Reina from San Luis Rio Colorado, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors, and Council Tribal representatives from the Cocopah and Quechan Tribe.
Last year, more than 150 people from the area communities and beyond joined Mayor Nicholls’ and the area mayors in the first-ever binational 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.
Pre-registration is available either in person at each of the cities/towns in the region, or digitally.