PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — International mountain bikers are testing the peaks of Haiti in a competition the country helps may boost unconventional tourism.

The race that started Friday in downtown Port-au-Prince has brought 30 cyclists from Haiti and abroad. They include Hansjorg Rey, better known as Hans Rey.

The competition ends Saturday in a fishing village along the southern coast.

The 65-mile (105-kilometer) course includes 8,000 feet (2,440) meters of uphill stretches.

The government of President Michel Martelly is trying to make the impoverished country a tourist hotspot. Haiti's tattered infrastructure, relatively expensive lodging and U. S. travel warnings, however, have discouraged many sorts of visitors.

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