Ride Your Bike Across Arizona?
Yes, you can! Arizona is officially on the map with a designated bicycle route for bikers who want to ride all the way across the state. State officials worked together with the Adventure Cycling Association to develop this route. It’s an important tourist attraction for riders from out of state, who bring in about $88 million to Arizona’s economy each year.
While there won’t be signs all along the route, bikers might see them in towns and cities to help them stay on course. Bikers can also find map on the Adventure Cycling Association website as well as the Arizona Department of Transportation website.
The route travels through some key points along Interstate 90, including:
- Agua Prieta
- Sierra Vista
- Catalina Foothills
- Paradise Valley
- El Mirage
Bicyclists do share the road with motor vehicles most of the way. There are several rules you’ll want to follow to stay safe, including wearing BRIGHT CLOTHING, attaching REFLECTORS to your bike, always riding with a HELMET, and using HAND SIGNALS to let people know when you’re turning.
It’s also good to remember that Arizona is a hot and dry state, so traveling with extra amounts of WATER and CLOTHING to shield you from the sun is very important. You can also ride in the morning and in the evening when the temperature is cooler.
Finally, it’s important to travel with a working CELLPHONE, an extra BATTERY, plenty of SNACKS. And if you’re alone, let someone know the route you’ll take and when you plan to call and check in. That way if anything happens, they’ll know where to find you in order to help. Your bicycle should be in good working order and you should always carry spare parts to fix a flat tire or broken chain.
If you are injured in a bicycle accident in Arizona, there is a time limit on when you can file a claim, so it’s a good idea to contact knowledgeable attorneys sooner rather than later. The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., will get to work right away reviewing your case and determining whether you could be eligible for a settlement to help cover your injury bills and other costs associated with your accident. Let us help you today with a free consultation.