What’s It Really Like?
The physical satisfaction aside — “there are no words to describe the feeling of accomplishment after three days of biking around the whole island” — Uyehara explains that it was quite a rewarding experience from a cultural perspective. “I’ve been to Puerto Rico many times, but to experience the island on a bike reintroduced me to how much I love [it]…La Vuelta brings you through many beautiful and historic places. The rest stops along the routes are very scenic and the sights along the way, sounds and food are a welcome distraction to the hundreds of miles of cycling.” There’s even the added benefit of camaraderie. “You meet people from all parts of the world, get to hear their stories, what they do, where they are from — all around great experience,” Uyehara says.
Although it may be too late to join in the fun for 2013, the race has become an annual event. For more information on dates, price, rules and regulations stop by there website at: www.vueltapr.com