In this opportunity, while the cyclists ran the time trial that ended in the Main Park of Sesquilй, the Social Classic 2018 focused on reading and using the bicycle as educational tools for progress.
Aiming to strengthen the commitment to education that has both RCN Radio, the country's leading beverage company, joined the Social Classic 2018 with the program, which delivers bicycles to children and young people from rural areas to improve their displacements between the home and the educational institution they attend.
On Tuesday, the educational institution and 60 of its students were the beneficiaries of the Program, who was given 60 bicycles equipped with a helmet, reflecting vest with the reflective fabric and maintenance items.
"We want to contribute to the purpose of promoting the education of the RCN Social Classic. With the program we have made the bicycle an integral tool to transform the lives of the beneficiaries, avoiding student desertion, improving study indicators and contributing to families having a means of transport, "said Martha Ruby, Director of Sustainability on the podium while the children were given the official delivery of their bicycles.
Bicycles are delivered presently a resistance superior to all those existing in the market and have a load capacity of up to 100 kilos. The seats are ergonomic, the frames reinforced, the tires protected against punctures, the brakes resistant to the climate and are easy to repair.
From 2014 to today, the program has delivered 7,576 bicycles in 12 departments, with an approximate investment of $ 6,066 million, resources coming from direct contributions and from allies who have believed in the program.
It is more than clear that stage 5 of the Social Classic RCN 2018 took the bicycle as a transformation tool and facilitator of the country's development.