More than 5,000 participants are expected to join the 5th Iloilo Bike Festival on May 1-6 organized by the City Government through City Sports Division in partnership with Megaworld Corporation.
This year’s event positions the metropolis as “BIKEcation destination.”
“Biking has become the Ilonggos’ hobby these days. 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 to be fit and healthy to avoid sickness by joining this activity,” Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.
Festival director Arch. Wilfredo Sy said the week-long event’s goal is to make Iloilo City a bike destination while promoting healthy lifestyle among the Ilonggos.
“This year, 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.
The schedule of activities includes Bike Clinic and Bike Show at The Box on May 1; Photo Exhibit Opening at ILOILO Business Park Showroom and SineSiklista Logo Animation Contest on May 2; Bike Tiangge at Festive Walk on May 3-6; Cycling heARTS Exhibit at Gallery Eye on May 3; Transport Forum and BMX Exhibition at Iloilo Business Park Showroom on May 4; MTB XC Challenge and Art Bike at Festive Walk, Amazing Bicycle Race, VisiTOUR and Fellowship Night at Park Square on May 5; and Family Fun Day and Fun Race, Pinta Siklista at Festive Walk/PARK Square, and Porma Siklista, the 16-km Grand Fun Ride, and Awarding and Announcement of Winners at Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art area on May 6. (Thessalonia Ordales/Iloilo City PIO)