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Mar 10, 2011

Get your wheels spinning with Women’s Month Bike Rally

The annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling competition is still a few weeks away but amateur and professional riders as well their families and friends are being invited to participate in a cycling event for a worthy cause.  On Saturday morning the Women’s Department will kick off its yearly ride across Belize City and while organizers stress that it is not a race of any kind, there will be loads of prizes to be drawn in a raffle following the bicycle rally.

Icilda Humes, Director, Women’s Department

Icilda Humes

“Our annual Women’s Month Bike Rally will be held this Saturday.  We start at six in the morning from the corner of Western Avenue and Western Highway.  This is an annual event we have to really promote healthy living, healthy lifestyles, people to get up everyday and do some sort of exercise whether it’s biking, whether it’s taking a walk.  But we really think it’s important that as a part of Women’s Month we really support and promote physical activity.  It also focuses on family strengthening.

We have four trophies that will be given out, one for the youngest female rider, one for the oldest female rider, one for the largest mixed team and for the largest team of females.  This ride is not a race, it’s not a competition, everyone rides together.  If you want to start out and be the first to finish that’s fine but there’s no prize for that and you’ll still have to wait until everyone comes in before we start our raffle.  As an incentive for being a part of this activity we have the post-ride raffle and what we do is that we try to make the ride a bit more meaningful so each year we select a cause to ride for.  This year we’ve selected the Belize Cancer Society, an extremely worthy cause and so we ask all riders to donate one dollar or more towards this cause.

We enter all riders into the raffle and this year we have over one hundred prizes.  These are tremendous prizes.  We have a stove that’s being donated by the Belize Social Security Board.  We have a twenty-one inch flat screen TV that has been donated by Unicomer through Courts and Tropigas.  We have cell phones from Digicel and cell phones from Smart.”

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1 Response for “Get your wheels spinning with Women’s Month Bike Rally”


    Belizean does need to start living a healthy lifestyle could help to save or prolong lives.
    Good idea.

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