Cyclists with a lot of energy get
another chance to indulge with the return of one of the most popular events on
the Cayman Islands’ calendar, as the Massive 100 mile Bike Challenge takes to
This social event, presented by the
Cayman Islands Cycling Association and sponsored by Massive Equipment Rentals
& Sales Limited, aims to bring all cyclists on the Island together for a
challenging yet achievable 100 mile ride around Grand Cayman.
It is on Sunday 10 April, starting
at 5.30am from Public Beach on Seven Mile Beach. The event winds its way
through West Bay before heading out to the eastern districts. The first Massive
refreshment station will be at the Frank Sound Road/Dock 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 Massive 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, making their way over to
Calico Jack’s who shall be providing the riders with a barbeque. The barbeque
will commence at around 12 noon. 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 accompanied the slower ones around the circuit.
Cyclists are required to wear
cycling helmets while participating. 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 to have water bottles on their bikes. Sunscreen is also important for
an endurance event like this.
Registration for the event is
online at www.caymanactive.com with registration closing at midnight on Friday.
The fee is $20. For those that miss the deadline there shall be a final
opportunity to register at the rear of Grand Harbour between 12pm and 1pm on Saturday.
The late entry fee is $30.
Additional tickets for the barbeque for friends and family are also available
online priced $15 for adults and $7.50 for kids.
For more information, visit www.caymancycling.com