Welsome JTdowd. Both of you, tseekr and you come from a beautiful country. I'm not too familiar with Cuenca but I have flown into Quito. That's an airport you don't want to make any mistakes at
9000' above sea level and in a valley.
Good luck with your motorized bicycle project and please, send us some photos of your bike when you get it finished.
Have fun and ride safe.