A new cycling route awaits all enthusiasts as the President inaugurated a bicycle path on the Mexican Caribbean Island’s perimeter road. President Felipe Calderon also participated in the cycling event held over the weekend in Cozumel and covered 65 kilometers (40 miles). A group of endurance athletes accompanied the President. The President believes that that the bike route will help diversify tourism on Cozumel, turning the island into a “cycling paradise.”

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The President posted about the event in his Twitter account. He tweeted, “Today, we rode 65 kilometers by bicycle on Cozumel’s perimeter road, which we inaugurated. The old one will be exclusively for bicycles.”

Calderon strongly supports that fact that sports is essential for the social development of Mexicans. He has mentioned this in previous occasions like at the Baja Bike 150 which was held in the northwestern state of Baja California Sur.

Communications and Transportation Secretary Dionisio Perez-Jacome and National Sports and Physical Fitness Commission director Bernardo de la Garza accompanied the President during his ride. The perimeter road will be used during the Ironman Cozumel 2012 starting on November 22, 2012. The event is one of the most demanding triathlons consisting of 3.86 km swim, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running. Cozumel offers an incredible setting for this endurance test.

Cozumel is a popular family-friendly tourist destination spot that offers beautiful beaches and amazing water activities. The region is a perfect example of unspoilt natural beauty which offers lots of opportunity for sightseeing and fun activities. It is a perfect blend of tradition, flavor and adventure.