Cycling excitement at the 9th of March Beach Cruiser Race
Cyclists from across the island came out on Monday, March 9th to participate in the 2nd Annual 9th of March Beach Cruiser Race. Organized by Kent “Bob” Gabourel and the San Pedro Cycling Committee (SPCC), the race saw over 30 island athletes of all ages participating in the event that commemorates National Heroes and Benefactors Day (formerly called Baron Bliss Day). In the end Alfredo Deandre Gonzalez, Jordan Santos and Kent “Bob” Gabourel rose as champions of the three categories of the race (Under-14, Junior and Seniors).
The race started shortly after 10AM from in front of Calvio’s Bike Shop and Rentals. Organizers took advantage of the newly paved three-mile stretch of road north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge, which one lap measuring the distance to Belizean Shores Resort and back. A large crowd of spectators gathered on the street side to cheer on the cyclists, adding to the holiday excitement.
Trophies and prize were awarded to the top three finishers of each category. After the award ceremony, organizers congratulated all participants who took the time to participate in the race.
The next cycling race will be help on Easter Monday April 6th.
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