“Mi familia me espera.” My family awaits me. That's one of the main messages shared recently on social media, cycling jerseys and other merchandising items as part of a campaign to raise awareness among motorists about the need for respect for cyclists on Costa Rica's roads.
Mark Lyons, a 55-year-old cyclist from Colorado, came to Costa Rica earlier this month to do La Ruta de los Conquistadores extreme mountain bike race. He slipped down a river the first day and spent 30 hours in the rain forest before being rescued. This is his story.
Costa Rica's Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race, considered one of the most difficult in the world, is headed into the third and final stage on Saturday. Here is a look inside to Friday's Stage 2 action.