We at LifeCycle Biking are always looking for new opportunities to flex our cycling muscles and help out the community.
Recently, we learned of a ride- The Tour de Quisqueya- an inaugural week long road bike tour of Haiti, in partnership with the Leogane Cycling Club. The ride will be held from January 9th to 18th, 2016 and starts in Port Salut near Les Cayes in the South-West of the country, ending in Cap Haitiën, the country's second largest city located in the North-East.
Enjoy six days of supported cycle-touring covering 266 miles through the raw beauty of Haiti's diverse landscapes, as well as optional excursions, volunteer opportunities, and beach get-away's.
The ride was created to promote cycling and tourism in Haiti, and to create money to help rebuild the local economy. Tour de Quisqueya also incorporates social mission initiatives during the ride- stopping to help plant trees and working with local orpanages along the way.
There is no profit motif- all funds go toward the expenses of participants and subsidizing the participation of local riders.
This is a great opportunity to escape the winter, do something new and exciting, and be part of a good cause. They are seeking 20 international cyclists for this adventure to allow them to financially subsidize 10 local cyclists. The registration deadline in November 1, 2015.
For more information on the Tour history, itinerary, and registration, please visit their site http://www.cyclequisqueya.org.
-Life Cycle Family