My friend Beto Serrano, who is a local business owner (Calazabien on the Ajijic Plaza) and a true supporter of youth in our area, asked me to participate in the
Guardianes De La Ecologia Paseo Familiar En Bicicleta (bike ride).
Early Sunday morning in La Floresta the bicyclists started to arrive.
The purpose of the bike ride was to bring awareness to our community regarding
our recycling needs and our being stewards of our environment.
Jose Jaime, of Zoo Vivero in Guadalajara was our main patron. He had arranged to have the riders bring recyclables to the location and in exchange for their contributions they were given a commemorative
t-shirt for the ride.
Everyone prepares for the ride from La Floresta to Chapala.
Many adults were present to make sure the youth were safe and secure on the ride.
In addition to a Chapala Transito escort up front leading the way, we were also followed by the Bomberos and a Cruz Roja ambulance.
Ready, set, go!
Maira, age 9 was one of our youngest riders.
Slowly, safely and securely we arrived in Chapala. I was surprised to see that
there was also a pedestrian contingency arriving as we did.
Arriving at our Meta
Our gathering place was the stage at the velas on the Chapala Malecon.
Jose Jaime gave an warm welcome and inspirational speech about the importance of taking care of our environment. He spoke to the youth telling them that they are the future and also
the guardians of our planet.
After a few raffle items being given away, it was time for The Waynes to take the stage.
The Waynes are a local Chapala based band...all 14 or 15 years of age.
If you mixed Cafe Tacuba with the Doors and came up with a cover band, the Waynes would be it.
Their music is not to be missed. Well done The Waynes!
Thank you to all the families and volunteers who participated.
We'd also like to thank all our sponsor who helped make this event possible:
El Fogon de la Tia Rosi
Hotel Restaurant Italo
The Lake Chapala Society
Lago de Chapala Salsa Picante
Sangrita de la Casa
Hotel Villa San Francisco
Departamento de Transito, Chapala