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II Riviera Nayarit Gran Fondo Bicycle Challenge

November 29, 2016

On Sunday, December 4th, there are two distances to choose from, either the Gran Fondo (3 laps and 165+ km) or the Medio Fondo (1.5 laps and 80 km). Races will start near La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit - Open to cyclists aged 18 or older, the II Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit is set to take place December 3 and 4, 2016, offering challenging roads and incredible landscapes on a route that will cross through the towns of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, Higuera Blanca and Sayulita.

This year's competition will include a new 15.2K Time Trial on Saturday, December 3rd with 100 cyclists expected to participate.

On Sunday, December 4th, there are two distances to choose from, either the Gran Fondo (three laps and 165+ km) or the Medio Fondo (1.5 laps and 80 km). Your race will start just out of the center of town, near the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina.

Whether you choose to race in the Gran Fondo "open category" or decide to take on the full or half distance as a personal challenge, you will be glad you did!

During the November 23rd press conference Event Director Belín Villasante offered details on the event accompanied by sponsors and local authorities. She stated there is an estimated 30% increase in participants versus the first event.

There were a little less than 200 participants in 2015, while this year, they're expecting approximately 300 cyclists from different states including Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, and Guanajuato, as well as international representatives from the United States and Canada.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau has been involved since the first edition of this competition, which is expected to become an anchor event for the destination.

The municipal and state authorities, particularly the Transit and Public Protection departments, have lent their vital support to the project, which is needed to guarantee the safety of the riders. For the two days of the event they will be in place with plenty of signage and officers coordinating the circulation of cars. It's important to point out there will be no road closures.

There will be over 30 categories for both men and women athletes in all the competitions. For more details visit granfondonayarit.com, call 322-209-0716 or write to info(at)granfondonayarit.com.

Sources: RivieraNayarit.comGranFondoNayarit.comBiciBucerias.com