DAY 2: Monday, February 21 (Official start time 6:00 AM)
Day Two of La Vuelta Puerto Rico: Ponce to Mayagüez, 80 miles - We all start at dark. Wearing sunglasses with dark tinted inserts at this time is NOT a good idea. Consider clear inserts. Remember that lights are required on all bikes at all times, both front white lights and rear red lights. PLEASE NO BLINKING RED LIGHTS AND PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HIGH SETTING.
♦ 6:00 AM START from the Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort (Headquarter Hotel)
♦ 6:00 AM START from the Caribe Hotel Ponce
♦ 6:00 AM START from the Meliá Century Hotel
♦ 6:00 AM START from the Ponce Plaza Hotel and Casino (go to Meliá at 6:oo AM, front of Fire Station)
We all start from the affiliated hotels where Road Captains will lead you along to a merging location of all pelotons. We will all ride at a neutral speed of 16 mph until we reach breakfast in La Parguera, Lajas. Once we have breakfast the pelotons will be divided and released accordingly.
We will later reach the Flag Pavilion in Mayagüez for lunch and depart from there at 1:00 PM to Rincón at a neutral speed of 16 mph. If you arrive before, and you are staying at the Howard Johnson by Wyndham or Hotel Colonial, both located in the town core of Mayagüez, you are free to ride to these at anytime on your own. Both hotels are a few blocks away from the lunch spot. If you are staying at the Holiday Inn Mayagüez or any hotel in Rincón, you need to be ready to leave at 1:00 PM when we all leave in one neutral peloton escorted by the Municipal Police of Mayagüez.
We should be at the Rincon Hotels by 2:00 PM.