Mountain Bike Racing – Karma – Doing Good with San Juan Howler!
How San Juan Howler Began
Mountain bike racing karma - How did plastic flip-flops play a major role in inspiring the creation of a world-class event—the San Juan Howler Mountain Bike Race? Come on down to see for yourself this December 11, 2010 and have fun racing the 18K, 28K or 42K series!
It all began with Larry Thraen, an adventure lifestyle-seeker whobalances dynamic living with yoga and fitness, moved to Nicaragua to help stressed out ex-pats re balance their lives in the sun with fun sports and yoga. While soaking in Nicaragua's sweet, peaceful living that the Nicas (as the locals are called) enjoy.
Fresh fruit and produce everyday to adorn the dining table. The friendships are warm, the beauty is natural. Total simplicity! Without the mass consumerism.
Upon Larry's arrival – he saw something most surprising. “Brakes on the bikes was virtually un-heard of; they were using their plastic flip-flops” to slow down or stop their two-wheelers. Larry also noted that it was truly amazing! “ I have seen fives kids on an old three-speed bike from the 60's; they are indeed talented.”
“Voila!” Like all things worth while, San Juan Howler was born. A simple idea.
Howler Karma—Having Fun While Doing Good
To this end, Larry was inspired to organize a a sporting event that was top-notch. “We want to serve the community that in-turn serves us by building a tourism mechanism to support in need. “Not only does this give the national and international athletes a chance to compete in a world-class event – but it also helps to build and promote the sport of mountain biking in Nicaragua.”
The big question is 'how will he do this'? “Well, the locals rarely have access to bikes and we are trying to attract sponsors who can get involved to possible help bring down a container of bikes and helmets for each event.”
Larry also explains “This serves a two-fold purpose. The first is for the competitors to have a bike for the race and second – after the race they can use the bike for themselves for transportation to town for supplies or get to a job that ultimately feed their families.”
“In an event as this, I want to get more kids involved in a great sport. Having to compete against real professionals for cash prizes or a chance to win a new mountain bike get people stoked to compete.”
San Juan Howler
Harvin winning the bike Tara Walsh donated. Dancesar.com photo
“If your looking to get out of the cold, and also have the desire to support a good cause, Howler is IT. I would be thrilled to see more vacationers doing Howler and opening their hearts. Last year, many commended the organization of the race as well as the awesome volunteers.” Who says there isn't karma in mountain bike racing?
Author: Sunamita Lim, with over 20 years experience, an award winning author, race organizer, tireless volunteer together with whereintheworldareyou.com brings you a series of adrenaline on the unique challenges and insights into mountain biking for the shear joy of it and mountain bike racing in Central America. Check out more mountain bike racing now. Copyright, all rights reserved.
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