San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, December 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- In addition to racing for victory each of the two days, riders will be aiming for the overall victory and part of a $1500 cash purse for the Howler Off-Road Adventure Series. Event organizers are using the race series as a vehicle to raise $10,000 for local non-profit community partners, Communidad connect and Fundacion Tierra.
Following consultation with city and event officials, a committee of local business owners and cycling enthusiasts selected three courses that have optimal safety, minimal traffic impact, and challenging terrain. They include a Saturday Morning individual Time Trial, Saturday afternoon Circuit Race, and Sunday cross Country Road Race. For spectator entertainment, race promoters are also staging the a soon to be famous Three-Wheel Bike Taxi race with $50 in prize money.
There will be 4 different fields racing based on ability, gender with riders
coming from Managua as well as neighboring Costa Rica and other Central American countries. San Juan is expecting to see guest as far as Vancouver, Canada
Race promoter and adventure racer Larry Thraen is excited about adding another event to San Juan’s calendar. Thraen commented; “This race is a great opportunity to support local businesses and the cycling community while helping our non-profit partner, Communidad Connect. The Howler Bike Mountain Bike Race combined with events such as the Howler 5 &10k, and XTERRA Triathlon creates an annual race series to build sport tourism in San Juan del Sur.
We have two bike shops in town, several wonderful hotels, great restaurants, all of these companies are an important part of our economy and the town’s character. Events like the Howler Off-Road Race Series help bring in tourism dollars and help support some great causes such as micro-financing women-owned businesses, recycling, and help provide school uniforms for children.”
A number of businesses have already signed up to support the second year event including El Encanto del Sur, Groupo Max Construction, El Gato Negro, Villas de Palermo, Pau Hana, Chica Brava. Bodhin Adventure Services is still looking for a Title sponsor for the event and the race series.
With three months until race day, the event still needs additional sponsorship to cover operating expenses and volunteers including course marshals,
certified EMTs and drivers for support vehicles. All proceeds from the race go towards the 2010 event and Communidad Connect.
Individuals interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event can visit
www.sanjuanhowler.com for more information.