Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Some of the best extreme bikers in the world hit the streets of Puerto Vallarta last weekend for the second edition of 'Down Puerto Vallarta,' an exciting urban biking competition that was part of the municipality's Centennial celebrations.
Puerto Vallarta's majestic Sierra Madre mountains, beautiful Bay of Banderas and iconic Malecón provided the perfect background for the 36 national and international athletes that competed in the race's two categories: Urban Descent and Freestyle, both of which took them from the Sierra Madre's Cerro de La Cruz to downtown's El Malecón on a panoramic 900 meter long speedway.
An awards ceremony, led by Puerto Vallarta's Interim Mayor, Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy, and Tourism Trust Director, Javier Aranda Pedrero, along with the general director of Altius Events, Ernesto Rivas, immediately followed the competition, with medals and cash prizes awarded to the first three places in both categories.
In the Urban Descent category, France's Rémy Métailler took home the medal and a $5000 USD cash prize for first place; Chile's Pedro Ferreira won the second place medal and $2000 dollars; and Jalisco's own Ray Fournier was awarded the third place medal and $1000 in cash.
France also took home first place in the Freestyle category, with Antoine Bizet awarded the 'gold' medal and the $5000 cash prize for the 'Best Trick.' He was followed by Spain's Adolf Silva, who won the second place medal and $2000 dollars; and DJ Brandt, of the United States, who took home the third place medal and $1000 in cash.
All in all, the second edition of 'Down Puerto Vallarta' was a great success - and it was just of the many exciting events that the City has planned in celebration the municipality's 100th anniversary - most all of which are free and open to the public. Click HERE to learn more about Puerto Vallarta's Centennial celebrations.Source: puertovallarta.gob.mx