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6TH MAYORS’ INTERNATIONAL BIKE RIDE

-Editorial

The 4FrontED Governing Group cordially invites the megaregion community members to the 6th Mayors’ International Bike Ride, starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, beginning at the Yuma Civic Center (1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, Arizona).

The family-friendly ride is a celebration of our communities, including Yuma, Somerton, Gadsden, San Luis, Arizona; the Cocopah Tribe; and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Riders travel leisurely, with stops scheduled every 4 to 5 miles. Each stop offers water, snacks, and restroom facilities.

Elected officials and leaders from the 4FrontED Binational Megaregion, and surrounding areas, will be riding with participants and encouraging riders along the way. “This event has become a tradition for our international area, demonstrating the interconnected relationships of the region,” said Douglas Nicholls, Mayor of Yuma, Arizona.

Mayor Santos Gonzalez Yescas of San Luis Rio Colorado will host a finisher’s celebration at Benito Juarez Park near San Luis Rio Colorado’s City Hall. The finishing celebration will feature live music, local craft, and food vendors, as well as medals for bicyclists. This event is free for everyone through generous support from community partners and businesses.

U.S. – Mexico Border Crossing Information: 

YCAT will provide public transportation back to Yuma Civic Center at the event’s conclusion. However, those wishing to travel on their own schedule should coordinate their ride home (or back to their vehicle) after the Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at the east end of the Yuma

Civic Center parking lot. Riders must complete a waiver to participate.

Bicyclists of all ages and levels are welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian accompany them on the ride and have proper documentation.

All participants must bring their own bicycles, helmet, and proper documentation to cross the international border.

Sunscreen and comfortable athletic attire are recommended.

The first 300 people will receive a free official event T-shirt.

The ride will be guided by area public safety agencies.

While YCAT will provide limited rides back to Yuma, it is recommended that participants coordinate a ride home after the trip unless they wish to pedal their bicycles back to Yuma. 

Riders are advised to follow restrictions.

When crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, riders should travel light and limit the use of large bags and backpacks.

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