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Extreme Bicyclists Ready To Battle at BMX WAR JAM

By Arianna McKinney


Photo by Giordano Ciampini

A war is on the horizon in Nicoya, but instead of guns, the weapon of choice will be a BMX bicycle.

The street and flatland jam, which is being organized by the Youth Committee of Nicoya and Ciclo Aro, will take place on Sunday, February 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Polideportivo building in Nicoya.  Registration to compete is 5000 colones ($10), and admission to the public is free. 

Street events include bicycle tricks using obstacles such as ramps, stairs and rails, whereas flatland tricks are done on a flat surface.  The BMX War Jam began in 2007.  This year, 50 to 60 extreme cycling athletes are expected to participate, including two from France, according to organizer Luis Elías Benavides Madrigal.

“The purpose of this activity is to make the population of the canton of Nicoya aware of the need to create a space for practicing BMX and skateboarding,” explained Benavides. 

With regard to the possible creation of a skate park in Nicoya, Benavides said the project has the green light to begin later this year as part of a larger sports complex, with funding from the Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social (IMAS- Mixed Institute of Social Asssitance). The probable site for the construction of the sports complex is in front of the cemetery in the Guadalupe neighborhood. Funds raised by the BMX WAR JAM will be earmarked for construction of the skate park. 

For more information about the BMX WAR JAM, contact [email protected]

 

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Ostional Race to Fund Church Improvement Projects


A 12 kilometer running race from Ostional to Santa Marta and back, sponsored by the Evangelist Church, included 22 competitors from surrounding coastal communities last Saturday February 16th.

Third Volleyball Tournament on Samara Beach

Last Sunday, February 17, the third volleyball tournament was held at Gusto Beach restaurant on Samara Beach. The event started at 9 a.m. and had 15 competing teams participating, females, males and mixed teams.

National Talent Takes to the Courts at The New Tennis Center in Nosara

The Audi Summer Cup National Tennis Tournament took place this past weekend February 16 and 17 at the 506 Tennis Center in Nosara. The ¨Open¨ category offers prize money to those advancing to the final.

Acrobatics Won the Battle in the BMX War Jam

On Sunday, February 10, in the Nicoya sports center, there was a battle of maneuvers and tricks by bikers, during the fourth edition of the BMX WAR JAM, which included the participation of 24 riders in the street category and 10 in flatland.

Nosara is Becoming a Tennis Hotspot in Costa Rica

The Nosara Tennis Club held its eighth annual doubles tournament January 25th , 26th  and 27th  at the Pelada courts with 34 competitors participating in three divisions. 

 


 

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