Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 10, 2017 (SKNIS): Scores of cyclists will traverse St. Kitts on Sunday (November 12) as activities for November’s Youth Month 2017 continue.
The Youth Island-wide Bike Ride was introduced last year to enhance social relations among persons from different ages and backgrounds, as well as to promote healthier lifestyles through exercise and activity.
Sharon Cannonier, Junior Youth Officer at the Department of Youth Empowerment, said more than 50 people have already signed up to participate in this year’s Bike Ride. It begins at 6 a.m. starting from the roundabout at the entrance to the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and will flow eastward into Keys. The cyclists will ride their bikes through the various communities until they reach the finish line at the Basseterre Bay Road in the vicinity of KFC, which is an event sponsor. Other sponsors are Carib Brewery (St. Kitts-Nevis) Ltd. and Island Purified Water.
Interested persons can join in at any time along the route, but Acting Director of the Department of Youth Empowerment Pierre Liburd encourages persons to commence at the start line so that participants can get the full benefit of the workout. Transportation will be available for persons who live in the rural areas and wish to begin at the start line. Two trucks will leave Basseterre at 4 a.m. and collect cyclists and their gear from the island main road.
Mr. Liburd says the activity is filled with fun, and he invites persons to join in the event.
Rest and water stations will be positioned along the route in various communities. Assistance will also be available for cyclists who are unable to complete the bike-a-thon. Additional information and ways to sign up for the event is available by calling 662-6054.