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Barbados Cycling Festival

Barbados Cycling Festival
Category Sports
Dates 5th September, 2017 - 10th September, 2017
Location Christ Church
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The inaugural Barbados Cycling Festival, for both road and MTB cycling enthusiasts, will take place on the 5th - 10th September. The six-day event has been designed for cyclists of all abilities to discover Barbados from an unparalleled perspective. The first five days will offer visitors the opportunity to get to know the various parishes of Barbados on both road and mountain bikes.

GET INVOLVED WITH BARBADOS CYCLING FESTIVAL & SPORTIVE

The round-the-island main road sportive will be held on the final day. It will offer cyclists the opportunity to sign up to one of two ‘round the island’ courses - The Gold Course (100km) or the Silver Course (63km). For the faster cyclists - the Gold Course will carry a minimum of US$7,000 prize purse, as well as two complimentary return flights to the first man and woman who complete the course (1st place: US$2,000 plus flights, 2nd place: US$1,000 and 3rd place: US$500).

The Gold Course will start in Bridgetown and will take competitors in an anti-clockwise direction around the perimeter of the whole island. It will expose riders to the dramatic coastal views of Cattlewash, the lush greenery of St John’s parish, and often-missed small towns and villages.

The Silver Course may be just more than half the size of the ‘Gold Course’, but it has been carefully plotted so that cyclists will still experience stunning scenic views at every turn. Those who choose not to take part in the cycling will not miss out on the celebration spirit as music and entertainment will take place post race on the beach front.


Cost to enter the Sportive for non-residents:

- Gold route US$75.00 (as a resident US$40.00)

- Silver route is US$65.00 (as a resident US$35.00)

- Silver course for those under 16 yrs of age $20.00

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Amazingly scenic routes, with an incredible prize purse!

The routes for the Sportive have been carefully mapped out to take in the ultimate cycling experience on the best roads on the island.

With the addition of the prize purse the Sportive entices cyclists from all over the world to investigate and try a new destination. The Sportive takes place on a Sunday and the route will be marshalled throughout the event.

Check out the Gold Course route 

Check out the Silver Course route 

 

Join the local Barbados cycling community

Each day of the festival in the lead up to the Sportive there will be mountain bike and road rides hosted by local cycling clubs. These will be posted online and social in the lead up to the festival so cyclists know where to meet.

Experience Barbados - Cycling at its best

As a great destination to cycle, watch our video to bring the experience to life. Barbados is a serious option for cycling enthusiasts all over the world




Barbados Cycling Festival - Daily Road Ride Information

Each ride will last between 1.5hrs and 2.5hrs and the route will vary daily and cover a distance of around 35km - 45km

Tuesday 5th September

Start time: 4am

Start location: Sky Mall, St. Michael, Haggatt Hall (at the junction of Errol Barrow Highway & Highway 5)

Wednesday 6th September

Start time: 4am

Start location: Chefette, Warrens (next to the roundabout at Errol Barrow Highway, Highway 2A & Gordon Cummins Highway)

Thursday 7th September

Start time 4am

Start location: Sky Mall, St. Michael, Haggatt Hall (at the junction of Errol Barrow Highway & Highway 5)

Friday 8th September

Start time: 4am

Start location: Chefette, Warrens (next to the roundabout at Errol Barrow Highway, Highway 2A & Gordon Cummins Highway)

Saturday 9th September

Start time: 5am

Start location: Sheraton Mall (Christ Church, Highway 6, Saegeant Village)

Sunday 10th September - Barbados Cycling Festival Sportive, PLEASE NOTE: COMPULSORY REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLOSES 6pm ON WED 6th SEPTEMBER

Start time: 6am (please arrive at 5.15am for timing chip attachment)

Start location: The Esplanade on Bay Street

Barbados Cycling Festival - Daily Mountain Bike Ride Information

Each Mountain Bike ride will take between 2hrs - 3hrs. For further details and to register for these rides please contact Bike Caribbean on (246) 622 2056 or (246) 269 2811 

Tuesday 5th September

Start time: 3pm

Start location: St. Lucy Parish Church, Mount Gilboa

Wednesday 6th September

Start time: 6am

Start location: St. John's Church, Church View

Thursday 7th September 

Start time: 3pm

Start location: Codrington College, Sargeant Street

Friday 8th September

Start time: 3pm

Start location: Miami Beach, Oistins

Saturday 9th September

Start time: 6am

Start location: Barclays Park, Ermy Bourne Highway

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