The 13th annual mountain bike competition of La Vuelta de La Soledad is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, and registration is now open for the competition’s three events: mountain bike (58 kilometers), route (82 kilometers) and athletic (9 kilometers). Athletic event is a new addition this year.
Between 1500 and 2000 participants are expected, including many national elite competitors such as Marconi Duran, Federico Ramirez, Deiber Esquivel, and Steven Villalobos, among others.
As usual, the competitors will start off from the old airport in Carrillo Beach. On Saturday, April 27, the mountain bike event will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the athletic at 3 p.m. The route event will take place on Sunday beginning at 8 a.m.
The route traverses the hills of Carrillo, Estrada, Camaronal, Punta Islita and Pueblo Nuevo, and takes its name from the most difficult ascent up the slope of La Soledad.
Categories include federated, elite, open, individual, mixed, parent and child, siblings, 60+, 80+, 90+ and 100+, and prizes for first, second and third place range from 25,000 colones ($50) up to 200,000 colones ($400) for first place elite.
Registration rates are 40,000 colones ($80) for pairs, 20,000 colones ($40) for individuals or 10,000 colones ($20) for recreative, route or athleticism. Competitors can register until April 25 at Ciclo Guilly in Santa Ana or online at evolutionmarketingcr.com.