All systems go for Paria Suites 100km ride

Gary Acosta
Saturday, October 10 2015

The 11th Annual Paria Suites 100km Fitness Ride pedals off on Sunday 18th October from 7:00am at the Paria Suites Hotel & Conference Centre. The event, which is hosted by the South Cycling Organisation is an annual fixture on the cycling calendar and promises to be just as enjoyable as previous years.

This year, the event is being made possible by Paria Suites, Rigtech Sonics CC, TTPS, Red Cross, South Western Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) who will be providing wellness testing and non-profit organisaiton, Reject the Silence which highlights the need to give a voice to mental illness.

The ride which starts and ends at the hotel’s compound will see cyclists head south along the South Trunk Road towards Point Fortin before heading through Erin, Palo Seco, Fyzabad and then back towards the start point. Note well, the entire race will be pace controlled.

When asked why cycling, the South Cycling Organisation simply stated that bicycling, along with being the most efficient mode of human locomotion, is also one of the best all-around activities for improving our health. From head to toes, cycling’s health benefits are hard to beat. (Low impact) scenic epectacular climbing and docents, experience the beauty of Deep South. They encourage as much persons to start to become active citizens.

There will be two rest stops in Point Fortin and at the Palo Seco Velodrome. Additionally, kids will be allowed to join the ride at the second rest stop. Participants will be treated to a delicious Lunch, Sports Drink, water melon and bananas. High quality t-shirts, bags water bottles for early registration participants at a cost of TT$100.00. Late registration on the day will cost TT$150.00.

For those who are unsure if they can make the entire distance, we challenge you to challenge yourself. In the odd case that you cannot complete the course, their will be fully equipped SAG (support and gear) vehicles in addition to the assistance of the New Millenium Motorcycle club providing the assistance to protect cyclists along the course.

Registration forms can be downloaded HERE

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