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Pro BMX Rider Ricardo Laguna To Appear At Henderson's Bicycle Swap & Rally

March 21, 2013



Henderson, Nev. Professional BMX rider and television personality Ricardo Laguna will make a special appearance at the city of Henderson’s inaugural Bicycle Swap & Rally, to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Admission is free.

Laguna will make an appearance at 12:30 p.m. to meet and greet participants and to discuss bicycling safety and the importance of wearing a helmet. He will also share his story about becoming a professional BMX rider and provide insight into his ride “tricks.”

On the BMX circuit since 2003, Laguna has won many international BMX events around the world, most recently capturing first place in Costa Rica’s King of Dirt and second place in the Bullhead City Slam n Jam King of Dirt. He is also the star of the MTV reality show “The Ricardo Laguna Project,” which chronicles his journey as a Latin American BMXer living in Las Vegas.

“Ricardo Laguna is a highly visible BMX rider who gives back to the community by sharing his message about bicycling safety,” said Jacob Snow, Henderson City Manager. “When children and teens see a professional rider of Ricardo’s caliber leading by example, it is a message that resonates.”

The Bicycle Swap & Rally invites people to trade or sell gently used bikes and parts of all kind, including road, BMX, mountain, time trial, triathlon, and children’s bikes. A vendor marketplace will feature new bicycles, parts and gear, including shoes, clothing and helmets. The event also includes bicycle repairs, bicycle recycling, demonstrations and a bicycle safety course. Henderson’s complimentary Bike Valet will be available for those wishing to park their bikes during the event.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.


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