PEDAL FOR PEACE
by Vivian Hemphill
Get on your bike and ride! The Bay of Banderas non-profit association, PEACE, wants you to hop in the saddle and pedal away on Sunday, April 26 starting at 8 am.
This is not a race, but a fun bike ride through the country. The event features three separate, clearly marked routes for three levels of ability, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The routes are primarily on dirt and gravel farm roads and require a mountain bike or a bike with large tires.
All three routes begin and end in the town of La Desembocada, 15 kilometers east of Puerto Vallarta on the Las Palmas highway (Route 70). The paths will be clearly marked and maps will be available at the registration table. From the highway, just after crossing the Rio Mascota bridge, follow the signs to the parking and registration area. Registration begins at 8 am and the starting line will be open from 8:30 am to 10 am.
The cash donation schedule for the ride is as follows:
- Official bib/bike number and your personal digital action photo – 20 pesos
- The above plus raffle ticket (for bike gear), 50 pesos
- All of the above plus official Pedal for PEACE T-shirt, 200 pesos
For route descriptions and further information about the ride, bike rentals, etc., send an email to Steve at kavenga (at) att.net or call cell telephone number 322-157-0722
To learn more about PEACE visit www.peacemexico.org