Puerto Vallarta’s majestic Sierra Madre, blue Bay of Banderas and iconic Malecon will provide the perfect background of mountain-meets-sea for the first edition of the urban bicycle race, Down Puerto Vallarta 2017, taking place from April 30 to May 1st.
Announced this Friday by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board Director, Agustín Álvarez Valdivia, the race has three categories: Downhill, Slopestyle y Freestyle and will bring participants from the Sierra Madre’s La Cruz to the Malecon in a panoramic 900 meter long speedway.
“Although Puerto Vallarta is well known for its beaches, gastronomy and hotels, we are also a contemporary destination that attracts top productions that attract all of our niche markets with outdoor sports being a natural segment for us,” Said Alvarez Valdivia. “Downhill Puerto Vallarta will combine the spectacular scenery of the destination with one of the most innovative activities in the urban sports market resulting in a unique event in the international scene.”
Puerto Vallarta is expecting over 20 thousand visitors to arrive the weekend of May 1 when the race will take place, this will include more than 40 downhill participants, trainers, family members and officials.
In addition to an increase in hotel occupancy, the destination is also expected to increase its coverage and presence in sports-focused media such as Fox Sports and ESPN which have already confirmed coverage of the race. ”