ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Avid cyclists from across the state of Florida and beyond have been training in preparation for the fourth annual Tour Latino benefiting Prospera. The cycling event is organized to help advance Hispanic business and increase jobs. Cyclists will gather to ride 10, 25, 50, 70 or 100-mile routes through hilly Central Florida in the Clermont area. Tour Latino will also host its first 5k walk/run for friends and family members of cyclists to engage in the cause.
In the early morning hours of Feb. 19, 700 cyclists of different ages, experience, backgrounds and traveling from various cities and states are expected to gather at the Waterfront Park in Clermont to pull for small businesses. Prospera's Regional Vice President in Central Florida Gaby Ortigoni will start the event with special opening remarks. Special guest Bigg Persona will sing the National Anthem to kick off the fourth annual Tour Latino.
Throughout the day, Prospera volunteers and employees will offer support to the cyclists at key locations around the Waterfront Park and cycling routes. Upon completing their routes, all cyclists will receive a participation medal, partake in a Latin-themed celebration with exhibits, and enjoy lunch provided by Zaza's New Cuban Diner. The afternoon awards ceremony will be led by Univision Orlando Anchor Paul Gamache. Cyclists with the top three times per age and gender category in the timed sections of the three longest routes will be awarded qualifying medals.
2017 Tour Latino is made possible thanks to the continuous support of our sponsors: Conrad Santiago & Associates with Ameriprise Financial, Univision Orlando, Florida Hospital, OUC – The Reliable One, Orlando Health, Walt Disney World Resort, David's World Cycle, Marchena & Graham, Zaza New Cuban Diner and more.
For more information, visit www.tourlatino.org.
Prospera (formerly HBIF) is an economic development, nonprofit organization that for 25 years has specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs who want to establish or expand their business. In the last five years alone, Prospera has facilitated over $19 million in loans, invested over $600,000 in grants for services, trained over 21,000 entrepreneurs, and helped clients create or retain over 8,000 jobs. Its offices are located across Florida's central, south and west coast regions. For more information, visit www.prosperausa.org.
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