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El Centro, CA to Yuma, AZ3451 South Dogwood Avenue El Centro, CA 92243
Come to Imperial Valley in March for a 30 or 60 mile ride from El Centro, CA to Yuma, AZ.
You'll ride through picturesque farm countryside. Imperial Valley produces 80% of our nation's winter vegetables and enough lettuce to serve a salad to one third of the world's people.
You'll ride by fields during the harvest. Then you enter the desert of the Lower Colorado River and cross through six miles of high sand dunes, where many films have been shot.
You'll ride alongside and across the historic All-American Canal and then cross the state line into Yuma, Arizona, where you can visit the Yuma Territorial Prison and enjoy Yuma's fine malls and restaurants.
There's a good chance you'll be helped along by our seasonal west winds!
Proceeds go to the the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert and the IV Velo Club Bike Refurbishing and Gieaway Program.
Event details and schedule
3:10 to Yuma Ride Against Cancer – Route and Safety Information
The Imperial Valley Velo and Códigos cycling clubs of Imperial County host an annual bike ride to leverage personal experiences, inspire, motivate, and challenge people of all ages and ability levels to pedal to fight cancer. Cyclists and volunteers from all over southern California, Arizona, and Mexico come together to honor cancer survivors, spread the word about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help our local Cancer Resource Center of the Desert CRCD (http://www.crcdinc.org/).
Your participation allows CRCD to lead the fight for cancer within our community and provide hope for those facing this terrible disease.
Event Date: Saturday March 7th, 2020
Event Starting Location:
- 30 miles riders– I-8 and State Highway 98 (D11 Caltrans Midway Yard)
- 60 mile riders – Dillard’s at Imperial Valley Mall
Registration Fee Schedule
$25: Early Bird Registration - Nov 1st – Nov 31st, 2019
$35: October 1st, 2019 – January 31st, 2020
$45: February 1st, 2020 – Event Day
How to Register
Or participating bike retailers:
- Zona Bike (Mexicali)
- Urban Bike (Mexicali)
- Sonoran Cycles Bike Shop (Yuma, AZ)
- Finish Line Bike Shop (El Centro, CA)
- US Fitness (Brawley)
Check-in and Start Times:
All participants must check-in at the registration tent upon arrival. Please review the route details below to confirm route check-in and start time. Plan your arrival accordingly to give yourself enough time to check-in, have something to eat, stretch and line-up. Coffee, light snacks, and water will be available in the morning.
60 miles: Check-in opens at 6:30 am; Ride starts 8:00am PST
30 miles: Check-in opens at 8:00 am; Ride starts 9:00am PST
You may park your car in the I.V. Mall parking lot (near Dillard’s), but please park away from the store entrances as a courtesy to shoppers.
Bike Route Rest Stops
There will be rest stops along each route with refreshments, basic first aid, and restrooms. These stops are located about every 10-20 miles. For more details, please reach out 3:10 to Yuma Staff Member or refer to route map or at check-in on event day.
What to Bring
- Water bottle – Water will be available on site and at rest stops
- ALL cyclist MUST wear a helmet when riding, this is California State Law
Additional items we recommend:
- Extra tube for your bike (in case of flat)
- Driver’s License
- Medical insurance card
- Food/Snacks (if needed)
All bib numbers must be displayed on your handlebars, facing forward. We will provide zip-ties to attach the number. Your bib number is your identification number and your permit to ride on the freeway shoulder. Riders who do not have a bib number visible will not be allowed to enter the freeway.
For cyclist safety, please adhere to these safety rules. They are MANDATORY.
- Wear your helmet
- Obey ALL traffic laws
- Must ride single file
- Pass on left
- Use hand signals to indicate turns and stops
- Use voice to alert other riders
- No headphones
- If stopped, get out of the riding lane
- No stopping to take photos
- No pace cars may follow you
- If you encounter a vehicle on the freeway shoulder, dismount and walk your bike around the vehicle.
- ALL RIDERS MUST EXIT AT EACH OFF RAMP ON HWY 8
- DO NOT RIDE IN CAR TRAFFIC LANE, STAY ON SHOULDER AT ALL TIMES
**CHP will be monitoring route and can stop riders to cite riders if you do not obey traffic laws, are not riding single file, go into car lane, or do not exit at every off ramp**
Medals and T-shirts will be provided to all registered riders at the end of the race (same day registrants are not guaranteed a medal or a t-shirt because we have to order them in advance). We will have great photo-op opportunities at finish line.
After you pedal through Winterhaven, continue over the bridge into Arizona. Pedal to the first cross street in Yuma–First Street. Turn right (west) and pedal another eight blocks to N. 12th Avenue. Turn right and roll into West Wetlands Park. We have reserved ramadas around the pond for your enjoyment. Your support group can pick you up at the park.
**Taco Truck available at finish – Cash Only
**Alcohol permitted at West Wetlands Park – Adults 21+ (NO glass bottles of any kind allowed)
Shuttle back to El Centro/Dillard’s:
Shuttle cost: $20, add this to your registration on active.com or on paper registration forms at participating bike shops. Shuttle will return at 1:30 p.m. California time (Yuma is one hour ahead). We’ll have a bus for you and a trailer for your bike. Please be forewarned that we can’t guarantee that your bike won’t be scratched, though we’ll do our best to protect it. Since we are arranging the shuttle with a local bus company, we cannot accept any same-day signups for the shuttle.
Event Photos/Social Media
Be safe while taking photos/video of you and your fellow participants while at the event. Please do not stop on the freeway to take photos. Share your team spirit and tag us on Facebook @IV Velo Club #310toYuma2020 #310toYuma