Event Schedule - Year 2018
(updated February 1, 2017)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
This is the day that we STRONGLY encourage you to fly to Puerto Rico. If you are three or four time zones away, it will be great for you to shake off the jet lag. In addition, it will give you ample cushion time to reschedule your flight in the event that there is foul weather that forces airports to cancel flights.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (check in day!)
This is the day when you get to open your bike box, assemble your bike and make sure all the fine tuning has been taken care of. Bike shops affiliated to the event will be ready to handle all your issues. By taking care of all your bike related issues on this day, you will be able to enjoy what the historic Old City of San Juan has to offer and get ready to join us the following day on the San Juan City Bike Tour.
First Day ... Vuelta Puerto Rico Check-In & Jersey Pick Up - Condado Plaza Hotel, Ashford Avenue 999, San Juan. ID Required! Check-in will be open from noon until 7:00 PM. Receive your packet with all the instructions during this period. Then relax, enjoy the Old City of San Juan, have a Piña Colada, meet other riders. NO CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY!
Thursday, January 25, 2018 (check in day!)
San Juan City Bike Tour - Check-In starting at 7:00 AM: Enjoy the 40-45 mile peloton style ride around the Capital City of San Juan... Vuelta Puerto Rico style... all green lights! If you have rented a bike from us, it will be ready for pick up before the San Juan City Bike Tour starts. Remember that funds from this event will be benefitting the American Cancer Society of Puerto Rico.
Second Day ... Vuelta Puerto Rico Check-In & Jersey Pick Up - Condado Plaza Hotel, Ashford Avenue 999, San Juan. ID Required! Check-in will be open from noon until 7:00 PM. Receive your packet with all the instructions during this period. Then relax, enjoy the Old City of San Juan, have a Piña Colada, meet other riders. NO CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY!
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Start time 5:00 AM (as in 2016 & 2017!)
Day One of La Vuelta Puerto Rico: San Juan to Ponce, 155 miles.
We start at 5:00 AM from the Tapia Theater in Old San Juan. Make sure to leave your luggage in the designated area of any one of La Vuelta Puerto Rico affiliated hotels or bring them to the Start in Old San Juan. If you are staying at the Condado Plaza Hotel, stay put as the peloton will pass by at 5:09 am.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Start time 6:00 AM
Day Two of La Vuelta Puerto Rico: Ponce to Mayagüez, 78 miles
We all start at 6:00 AM from the affiliated hotels where Road Captains will lead you along to a merging location of all groups. We will all ride at a neutral speed of 16 mph until we reach the Costa Bahía Hotel in Guayanilla around an hour later. We will later reach the Flag Pavillion in Mayaguez and depart from there as indicated by out Road Captains.
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Start time 5:30 AM, 7:00 AM, or 8:30 AM (as in 2016 & 2017!)
Day Three of La Vuelta Puerto Rico: Mayagüez to San Juan, 133 miles
Peloton C starts at 5:30 AM, Peloton B starts at 7:00 AM, and Peloton A starts at 8:30 AM. Staying in Mayaguez Towncore? The police will escort you all the way up to the Headquarter Hotel. If you are staying in a Rincón affiliated hotel, allow 30 extra minutes for the peloton to reach your area where you will meet them at Road 115. All groups are expected to be in Dorado at 3:15 PM and from there a neutral speed of 16 mph entry into the Old City of San Juan. Expected arrival time is no later than 5:30 PM.
Monday, January 29, 2018
We strongly recommend you take a few days off and book a room at El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo (special offer to Vuelta Puerto Rico riders). Go for a recovery ride... get your bike packed.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
You may want to consider the idea of relocating to Puerto Rico on this day. Need a real estate broker?