100 mile social is wheely fun

This weekend will see the return of
one of the most popular events on the Cayman Islands cycling calendar, as the
Cayman 100 takes to the roads on Sunday 25 April.

This social cycling event,
presented by the Cayman Islands Cycling Association along with the Cayman
Islands Triathlon Association, aims to bring all cyclists on the Island
together for a challenging yet achievable 100 mile ride around Grand Cayman.

Starting at 5.30am from Public Beach
on Seven Mile Beach, the event winds its way through the district of West Bay
before heading out to the Eastern Districts. The first refreshment station will
be at the Frank Sound Road junction, around the 30 mile mark, where cyclists
will spend some time refuelling and preparing for the next leg of the ride.
From here they will continue around East End and out to Rum Point, before
returning along Frank Sound Road for a second visit to the refreshment stop
after completing around 62 miles. Another loop of East End follows, though without
the trip out to Rum Point this time, and a last stop at the Frank Sound feed
zone after 80 miles before the final push back to Public Beach and the finish
line.

Cyclists are encouraged to hang
around at Public Beach after they finish the ride, with refreshments provided.
Pizza will be delivered around 12pm, with a prize draw for all participants
taking place around 12.30pm. Prizes will include an Apple iPod Touch and
winners will have to be present at the draw to claim their prizes. The aim is
for the main group of cyclists to average 16 miles per hour for the ride, with
some of the more experienced local cyclists having undertaken to accompany the
slower cyclists as they make their way around the circuit.

Registration for the event will
take place at Calico Jack’s on Friday 23 April from 5pm to 7pm and on Saturday
24 April from 4pm to 6pm. The entry fee is CI$15.

Cyclists are reminded that they are
required to wear cycling helmets while participating in the event. The roads
will also be open to traffic and cyclists are urged to observe all the rules of
the road.

While cycling in hot weather,
dehydration is one of the biggest challenges cyclists face, so it is important
for all participants to have water bottles on their bikes. Sunscreen is also
very important for an endurance event like the Cayman 100.

There will be a following vehicle
to provide minor mechanical assistance.

For more information, visit caymanactive.com/sports/cycling.

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