BAGUIO CITY — More than 100 bike enthusiasts from Baguio City and Benguet joined the campaign to promote healthy lifestyle and encourage outdoor adventure last August 15.
The Baguio leg of the Bike Out event which was backed by ROX Philippines, gathered bike enthusiasts and took a ride starting and ending at Camp John Hay. The group lead by the Lakay Bikers Group passed along South Drive- Teachers Camp going to the Wright Park and Mines View Park and back to the Camp John Hay Ayala Techno Hub for a short program.
Lakay Bikers Team Leader Jess Abenoja said that the route was purposely selected to let the bikers enjoy the early morning cold weather and at the same time have a glimpse of the mountainous terrain and the beauty of the nature of Baguio City.
ROX Area Manager for North Luzon Julie Trinidad said that the Bike Out event is one of the components that highlights the ROX Bike Fair that aims to gather biker and cycling enthusiasts to have a friendly ride and enjoy the outdoors.
BCNHS student Martin Daniel Orsal, 13, was the youngest biker while Professor Achilles Costales was the oldest biker at the age of 60. They both were given special prizes by the organizers.
Orsal expressed gladness with the ride and encouraged his fellow young aged bikers to use bikes which are good for their health and at the same time for their enjoyment.
Costales, on the other hand, called on the city government to provide bike lanes for the safety of the bikers.
According to Peirrick Tan, one of the event organizers, they decided to hold the Bike Out event in the city of Baguio since the community of bikers in Baguio City and Benguet is increasing, and it is very close to nature having many trees, mountainous terrain and a very cool weather.
ROX Philippines has been in the forefront of promoting outdoor lifestyle from scenic treks, extreme adventures and bike ride for a cause.
Several bike activities are lined up in the city in the coming months particularly including ride for a cause and ride for the environment. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)