Everything is ready for the 2nd edition of the BTT race Far West Trails, hosted by Calatayud this Saturday and it was presented in the press room of the Zaragoza City Council this Tuesday. Organized by Calatayud City Council and local cycling sports clubs, Far West Trails promises to be a sports festival attended by thousands of people once again. 250 cyclists the whole country.
BTT Club, Bilbilitano Cycling Club, Duathlon Club, Armantes Sports Club, Clembuteroles BTT is leading the second edition of this race Including the Armanbike club from the sports company Publiactiva and Ateca. Members of these organizations began preparing the event in March, and for six months they cleared the trails and sealed all the details so that fans and cyclists visiting next Saturday can enjoy the magnificent Sierra de Armantes.
“I congratulate the clubs for being involved in this project from the very beginning and being the best ambassadors of Sierra de Armantes, “It is a natural area that was little known until a few years ago and now attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists every week for the possibilities it offers for mountain biking,” said José Manuel Aranda, mayor of Calatayud.
Plaza del Fuerte will be the epicenter of testing departure will take place at 9.00 and arrival at noon. There will be a great paella at the end of the race for all participants in this square. Two routes activated: 50 kilometers and 1,200 meters ‘Ruta de los Indios’ hills where the most advanced cyclists will test their technique, and in second place is the 38-kilometer-long ‘Ruta de las Caravanas’ passing through the most representative points of the mountain range.
Registrations still open on the web www.sportmaniacs.com At a price of 28 euros. Participants will be given a jogger bag with sweatshirt, paella ticket, access to the beverage bar and fruit and natural juice stand. The event, with two horses and in collaboration with Mario Pérez Langa from Bilbao dressed as a cowboy, will encourage activity in the scenic photo call presented by Armantes.
The press room of the Zaragoza City Council hosted the presentation of this race, which was attended by the members of the city’s cycling clubs. Joaquín Vicente, spokesperson for these associations, emphasized Armantes’ differentiated value as a “cycling paradise”. “It is known as Spanish Utah. because you are walking on paths surrounded by a landscape very similar to the American Wild West. More and more amateur and professional cyclists are attracted to Calatayud by these routes and with this race we aim to continue to encourage them to make it a benchmark”.
Calatayud City Council has been working with Bikefriendly for several years to develop a sports tourism product around mountain biking in Calatayud. The sports and tourism industry is involved in this initiative, where, among other business areas, areas for cyclists are adapted in local hotels. “We continue to move forward to have an adequate infrastructure so that cyclists can move to Calatayud and enjoy the rest of the routes and the heritage and gastronomic resources we offer,” said Jorge Lázaro, Member of the Tourism Council of Calatayud City Council.
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