When U.S. Bicycle Route 90 was designated through Sierra Vista, Arizona, the city established an indoor touring cyclists' camp in a city-owned building to provide a place for cyclists to stay and encourage them to stop in the city. Touring cyclists riding through southeast Arizona will receive a warm welcome at the Sierra Vista Touring Cyclists Camp.
Fees: There is no charge for the camp; donations are accepted.
Location: The camp is located at 3030 E Tacoma Street, behind the Oscar Yrun Community Center and next to the basketball courts, just a couple of minutes off of U.S. Bike Route 90.
Availability: The building is used for other purposes and is not available to cyclists between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Thursdays and Fridays, the Oscar Yrun Community Center is open near the camp building and cyclists are welcome to relax there until the camp is available.
Checking in: Cyclists need to register at one of the following locations during the noted times.
Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
After 5 pm, campers may telephone 520-678-0451 to register and obtain the combination for the camp. The telephone will not be answered after 9 pm. When possible, call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays prior to arriving, to ensure the camp is prepared for you.
Other nearby services:
Check the Sierra Vista visitors’ website, www.VisitSierraVista.com, or go to Yelp to find locations and restaurants.
"Sierra Vista is excited to welcome bicycle travelers. A perfect resting stop, our city has many amenities to offer, including a variety of options for food and supplies and two excellent bike shops." -- Sierra Vista’s Leisure and Library Services Director Laura Wilson
Photos courtesy of John Wettack