Five thousand bikers on tour


NEXT MONTH five thousand bikes will set off on a 30km journey across San Javier and Santiago de La Ribera on the Ruta Mototuristica Por La Vida!.

The event now in it’s 22nd year aims to promote the feeling of the true biker and is organised by Casiano Navarro-Soto from the association Todos Contra la Droga Ámbito Nacional, an anti-drugs body.

The event,which takes place on Sunday 23rd April, has the full backing of the San Javier Town Hall and Mayor José Miguel Luengo highlighted the social nature of the Route “for it’s work in raising awareness about true motorcycling, road safety, good driving practices, and it’s appeal against drugs.” He also hopes to appeal to younger motorcyclists.

The Route, similar to a bicycle ride, travels 30 km from the meeting point at the fairground next to the auditorium Víctor Villegas de Murcia. The motorcyclists will set off slowly and circulate in an orderly manner. They will all be provided with a Spanish flag to fly on their machine and other gifts.

Event organiser, Navarro-Soto explained the route is “unique in Spain and probably in Europe”, and fully endosrsed by the Ministry of Interior. “2,800 bikes are already registered and we await the normal avalanche of bookings that occur in early April, So we expect to exceed 5,000 bikes, and 7,000 people, since at least 20% have escorts” he said.

The promoter, who is president and national coordinator of the All Against Drugs Association rejected any claims of negative image towards the world of the motorcycle, and emphasised the good sense, good behaviour, adventure and companionship that characterize the Route. He also pointed out that the motto “For life! “Means our fight against all those substances that harm the health and image of the biker and that sadly cause many mishaps and deaths.”

Full details of the XXII Ruta Mototurística and infomaton on the regestration can be found on their website and on their facebook page, Ruta Mototurística Región de Murcia.

Five thousand bikers expected for the San Javier event in late April

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