Puerto Vallarta’s majestic Sierra Madre, blue Bay of Banderas and iconic Malecon will provide the perfect
background of mountain-meets-sea for the first edition of the urban bicycle race, Down Puerto Vallarta 2017,
taking place from April 30 to May 1st. Announced by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board Director, Agustín Álvarez Valdivia, the race has three categories: Downhill, Slopestyle and Freestyle and will bring participants from the Sierra Madre’s La Cruz to the Malecon in a panoramic 900 meter long speedway.
“Although Puerto Vallarta is well known for its beaches, gastronomy and hotels, we are also a contemporary
destination that attracts top productions that attract all of our niche markets with outdoor sports being a natural
segment for us,” Said Alvarez Valdivia. “Downhill Puerto Vallarta will combine the spectacular scenery of the
destination with one of the most innovative activities in the urban sports market resulting in a unique event in the international scene.”
Puerto Vallarta is expecting over 20 thousand visitors to arrive the weekend of May 1 when the race will take
place, this will include more than 40 downhill participants, trainers, family members and officials.
In addition to an increase in hotel occupancy, the destination is also expected to increase its coverage and
presence in sports-focused media such as Fox Sports and ESPN which have already confirmed coverage of the
“The media coverage this event will provide Puerto Vallarta will place images of our most representative
imagery in front of a totally new segment for the destination,” said Alvarez Valdivia. “It is important that we
remain relevant to the new generations and that they see that we have many things to offer them.”
Additional information on Puerto Vallarta is available at www.visitpuertovallarta.com