Water Department bike race to raise conservation awareness

OOMAPAS CARRERA CICLISTAIn encouraging people to stay active, while raising awareness about caring for our surroundings and natural resources, the Peñasco Water Department (OOMAPAS) will be holding their first Water Conservation Cycling Race on Sunday, November 23rd. The family oriented race is being developed as part of National Conservation Week and will depart 8 a.m. from the gas station next to the new wind generator just north of Sandy Beach.

OOMAPAS Director Héctor Acosta Félix explains there are seven different categories, each with their own route, so that people of all ages and abilities can participate:

* Children’s Route: 600 meters for cyclists 7 – 10 years old

* Youth Route:   3 KM for those 12 – 14

* Open women’s category: 7 KM

* Open men’s category: 14 KM

* Advanced open women’s category / veterans category (40*): 14 KM

* Advanced open men’s category: 28 KM

Winners will receive cash prizes and awards.

Sign up is now open at the new OOMAPAS offices (Cultura de Agua Department) located on Calle Río Brava between Ave. Eduardo Ibarra and Ave. Los Ángeles, in the Brisas del Golfo neighborhood behind the General Hospital.

Registration: 1 kilo of help in non-perishable food items such as beans, rice, lentils, sugar, and other dry goods.

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