It’s as easy as riding a bike to cycle in and around Yuma. Rolling along on a casual bike ride makes a pleasant way to sightsee. Paved paths connect to other park paths or streets with bike lanes. A popular ride is along the length of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, from the West Wetlands, to the East Wetlands and the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Or, head out from the West Wetlands on the paved path that runs along Avenue A to the more paved trails on the south edge of town.
For a longer jaunt on a street bike, county roads south or east of town can be quiet and welcoming in the early morning hours, as long as it’s not during the height of the winter vegetable growing season when our ag neighbors are moving large implements or field crews. If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent one, too.
With many ways to rest, contemplate nature, learn, recreate or exercise, Yuma’s parks and gardens are each a mini oasis in their own right. As green and flowering as Yuma is, it might be easy to forget it’s situated in the Sonoran Desert. It’s only because of the ample water...Read More