What is “Reefathlon”
November 16, 2011
19 Mile Time Trial Sunday November 27th
The upcoming Reefathlon event will be a 19 mile time trial around our East End Loop. …
2010 Round-up, looking forward to 2011
The Reefathlon has enjoyed a very successful year, with pro Pete Stetina joining us for the last event of 2010. …
Sunday November 27th, 2011
19 Mile Time Trial.
The upcoming Reefathlon event will be a 19 mile time trial around our East End Loop.
Sunday February 20th, 2011
Our casual group ride and two loops at race speed! Click here for event results.
Sunday November 21st, 2010
Sunday September 26th, 2010
The September event was a great success. We have a great writeup of the event here.
Sunday May 30th, 2010
This event was the closing race to the Cayman Classic Series of road race’s organized by the Cayman Cycling Association.
Sunday February 21st, 2010
The format for this event was a casual group ride for the first loop and a second race speed loop for all those hard-core cyclists out there!
Sunday November 22nd, 2009
Pete Stetina, from the USA joined us for this Reefathlon event. He came first breaking the course record set by local rider Jerome Ameline.
The Reef is a great destination for relaxation, so when cycling friends asked us to let the world know about our perfect cycling roads, our first thought was "that doesn't sound relaxing".
Still, cyclists can be very dedicated to their cause, so they persisted. But how to best bring together cyclists from Cayman and overseas to compete, but, more importantly, to relax, have fun and make new friends?
We thought about how Cayman is known for “multi-sports” events, but have you seen those crazy triathletes? That “swim, bike, run” idea of one tough event after another? Sure seems like too much work for a vacation to us.
Reefathlon then, is simply cycling wrapped in a beach break, where you can replace the “swim” and “run” segments of the “-athlon” with some lazy snorkeling and a leisurely stroll on the beach.
Now, as we say at The Reef, “we make relaxing look easy, as we practice hard at it every day”, and we think we are onto a great idea with Reefathlon, so we are taking it very seriously. How seriously? Our race manager is a three time Olympic cyclist and first Caymanian cyclist to win a Gold & Silver medal at the CARIFTA Games Caribbean cycling legend, Craig Merren.
Reefathlon is not just a single event though, it represents something more. Our goal is to make The Reef the place to go for cycling vacations in the Caribbean. If you just want to cycle on vacation, we’ll make it easy for you cycle on vacation at The Reef. If you want to time it to enter an event to meet other cyclists, we’ll be putting on regular events so you can plan ahead to come and join in.
Photos: Eugene Bonthuys. Copyright Cayman Free Press
Future Reefathlon Events
What kind of future events should be part of Reefathlon? We’re open to ideas, we want to hear from you, Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you’d like to see. From a social ride along the coast to a group ride to various more strenuous events, we’re listening for your ideas.
One last thought about Reefathlon. At The Reef we take relaxation seriously, but we also take our broader responsibilities seriously. Reefathlon is then also:
The Reefathlon Route
( ) Reefathlon Route (A) The Reef
After recent high quality road resurfacing, cycling guests at The Reef now have first class roads, beautiful weather, and no traffic. What could be better for that cycling vacation break?
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