Organizers of the marathon and world cup on Gran Canaria Island report that several forest fires have been overcome. Team Canary-Bike.com and other locals are working to clean up the damage.
"First of all, we will form a group of volunteers that works in close collaboration with the forest and environmental authorities to clean up our forests," explained marathon organiser Petra Wonisch. The "Ciclistas Solidarias" group consists mainly of friends and participants of the Open Gran Canaria mountain bike marathon. "Of course, anyone who wants to help is welcome. Our activity will start in September when all necessary actions have been thoroughly coordinated."
In the fall, organizers will announce whether and how the marathon route has to be adjusted. "We want to work closely with our forest and environmental authorities to determine the perfect route," said Wonisch.