lunes, septiembre 28, 2009
costa rica xtrem MTB
News and Changes in the NORTH FACE TROPHY BIKE 2009
The organization of the NORTHFACE TROPHY BIKE announces that the NORTHFACE TROPHY BIKE, is above all an international mountain biking event for everyone: competitors, adventurers, or for those that wish to treat it as a recreational ride. The organization of the NORTHFACE TROPHY BIKE has the pleasure to announce a new, big change resulting in each participant taking full advantage of the event in the following manner:
Like in all the Grand Tours, the first stage will be a prologue, an 18 km time trial around Arenal Volcano in completely private and beautiful trails; a dream route with all the ingredients of mountain biking.
The second stage, the "Queen Stage", is one of the most beautiful routes in Costa Rica. A route from Arenal that will take you 74 km to Monteverde and over the famous "Alpe d'Huez" of Costa Rica, Rio Chiquito.
And to finish, the third stage, will be a 53 km circuit around Monteverde and through a course that dominates all of Guanacaste.
A valid license is required to participate in this event. Categories: Elite (male and female), Master A, B, C
Regular mountain bike participants that don't wish to do the event as a competition will take advantage of the courses to discover the beautiful landscapes.
This is a true challenge opened to all mountain bike aficionados that look for the unforgettable experience and that wish to challenge themselves or to use as training.
The first stage will be a 30 km circuit in trails completely closed to the public around Arenal Volcano.
The second and third stages are identical to the those of the COMPETITOR.
No license required. The event will start 30 minutes after that of the COMPETITORS.
For those that don't have the same strength and conditioning of a racing cyclist or an adventurer can still take full advantage of the NORTHFACE TROPHY BIKE. The stages will shortened to no more than 30 km per day.
No license required. The event will start 30 minutes after that of the ADVENTURERS.
ROAD MAP : http://www.costaricatrophy.com/stage.html
FULL Package Pricing (699$):
Energy Bars at Control Stations
Energy Drink at Control Stations
Fruit at Control Stations
Water at Control Stations
Costa Rica TROPHY-BIKE T-Shirt
Costa Rica TROPHY-BIKE Finisher T-Shirt (finishers only)
Access to Bike Storage Area
Costa Rica TROPHY-BIKE Gear Bag
Bike Box/Luggage transport from start-finishBus Transfer from SAN JOSE Airport to Start
Bus Transfer from Finish to SAN JOSE Airport
Breakfast (October 16-17-18-19)
Lunch (October 15-16-17-18)
Dinner (October 15-16-17-18)
4 nights accomodation in double-occupancy lodging in 3-4 stars hotels (October 15-16-17-18)
Transportation to each hotels
Luggage transportation to each start point
Private Ambulance service
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