Local authorities have confirmed the second edition of Down Puerto Vallarta, it will take place in downtown Puerto Vallarta (along Aldama street) on Sunday, May 13.
Mountain Bike professional athletes and enthusiasts have long known Puerto Vallarta as a destination beyond its beaches, with multiple providers in the city offering numerous MTB adventures across the Sierra Madre and surrounding towns. But the secret is out as the second edition of the urban cycling competition, Down Puerto Vallarta, is set to position Puerto Vallarta, celebrating its centennial this year, on the international stage of extreme and urban sports this May 13th.
Produced by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and Altius Event, Down Puerto Vallarta will feature three categories: Downhill, Slopestyle y Freestyle and take participants from the Sierra Madre’s La Cruz hilltop, downhill and across the historic center to the Malecon in a panoramic 3,000-foot-long speedway. Puerto Vallarta is expecting thousands of visitors to travel to the city to attend the race and cheer on competitors.
Participants will have the opportunity to test the track on May 12 before taking on the race on the 13. Both events will start at 4:30 PM, right before sunsets.
The city of Puerto Vallarta is nestled between the mountainous jungle of the Sierra Madre and the sandy beaches along the Bay of Banderas; a natural environment of varying terrain and majestic views offering ideal conditions for outdoor adventures and sports and Mountain Biking are noticing.