ILOILO City – Over 5,000 participants are expected to join the activities of the 5th Iloilo Bike Festival organized by the city government in partnership with Megaworld Corp.
This year’s festival, which opened on May 1 and wraps up on May 6, positions the metropolis as a “BIKEcation destination.”
“Biking has become an Ilonggos hobby. We have a very bike-friendly environment. We already have bike lanes for our bikers to be safe and more comfortable. Let’s all help ourselves be fit and healthy to avoid sickness by joining this activity,” said Mayor Jose Espinosa III.
Festival director Architect Wilfredo Sy said the week-long event’s goal is to make Iloilo City a bike destination while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
“Our goal is to be identified as the most bike-friendly city. We’re confident to be nominated since we have more bike lanes, new university loop, and bicycle ordinances. We have a very strong cycling community here,” Sy said.
“We would like to invite everyone to join the bike festival. Let’s make a fun and enjoyable week of various events,” he added.
Activities lined up include the following:
* Bike Tiangge at Festive Walk (May 3-6)
* Transport Forum and BMX Exhibition at the Iloilo Business Park Showroom (yesterday)
* MTB XC Challenge and Art Bike at Festive Walk, Amazing Bicycle Race, VisiTOUR and Fellowship Night at Park Square (today)
* Family Fun Day and Fun Race, Pinta Siklista at Festive Walk/PARK Square, and Porma Siklista, the 16-km Grand Fun Ride, and awarding of winners at the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (May 6)
There was a Bike Clinic and Bike Show at The Box on May 1; a Photo Exhibit Opening at ILOILO Business Park Showroom and SineSiklista Logo Animation Contest on May 2; and Cycling heARTS Exhibit at Gallery Eye on May 3. (Iloilo City PIO/PN)