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By VeloNews Interactive
This report filed January 5, 2006
The founder of the 7200-mile, 100-day Tour d'Afrique, has added another adventure race to his quiver - the Temple to Temple, a seven-day, 450-mile jaunt across Belize.
Michael de Jong's newest race, slated for January 29 through February 4, is billed as Central Americas longest adventure bike race, crossing jungle, mountains and the ruins of Lubaantun and Caracol.
The field will be limited to 100 riders. Registration is $1495 and covers meals, services and pre- and post-race stays at the Placencia Hotel in Placencia. Support vehicles will ferry medical personnel, hospitality staff and bicycle mechanics.
For more, see www.templetotemple.com.
2006 Temple to Temple
Day 1 - Lubaantun-Blue Creek, 85km
Day 2 -Blue Creek-Hopkins Village, 150km
Day 3 - Hopkins Village-Jaguar Paw, 110km
Day 4 -Jaguar Paw-Caracol, 125km
Day 5 - Caracol-San Ignacio, 85km
Day 6 - San Ignacio-Caves Branch, 75km
Day 7 -Caves Branch-The Placencia Hotel, 120km
Total distance: 450 miles