The Iloilo Bike Festival will be even bigger and better on its 2nd year, as the country’s most colorful bike event will have a week-long activities starting April 27 up to May 2, 2015.
Iloilo Bike Festival is an annual event hosted by Iloilo City Government in partnership with Megaworld Corporation which aims to promote healthy lifestyle, road-sharing, and also making Iloilo City the bike capital of the country.
Just like in its inauguration last year, festivities will still be held at the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park (IBP) in Mandurriao.
Themed “Iloilo on the Road to Bikeable Progress,” Iloilo Bike Festival 2015 activities include bike exhibit, bike photo contest, bike expo, foodfest, Tour de Quinon, iFold events, fun bike games, Pinta Siklista, BMX Street and Flatland, and the culminating 20.53km Grand Fun Ride on May 2.
The objective of the week-long event is to: (1) promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, (2) to promote the share-a-road movement, (3) to encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking, (4) to raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns, (5) to create awareness of the attraction of the local tourism circuits as a biking route, (6) to promote and implement road safety ordinances for bicycles and (7) to promote to Ilonggos the workability of the new bike lanes.
Bike Festival Schedule
3PM – Opening Ceremony • Bike Exhibit • Bike Photo Exhibit, SM CITY Iloilo
APRIL 28 to 30
Mall hours – Bike Exhibit • Bike Photo Exhibit, SM CITY Iloilo
3PM – “ARTbike”, art gallery hopping on bicycles, FitStop, UPV Art Gallery, USA campus, Museo Iloilo, FDCP Art Gallery
6PM – Opening of “cycling heART”, a multimedia show by 13 biker-artists, FDCP Cinematheque Art Gallery
3PM – Bike Symposium: Safety, Rescue, Ordinances, Police Community, and Traffic Courtesy, Iloilo Business Park
8PM – RMN Concert, Iloilo Business Park
APRIL 30 to May 2
Bike Expo • Food Festival, Iloilo Business Park
6AM – 120-km Race: Tour de Quiñon, Iloilo Business Park
8AM – iFOLD Folding Bike Race, Iloilo Business Park
1PM – BMX Street, Iloilo Business Park
3PM – iFOLD Amazing Race • Kiddies Bike Activity, Iloilo Business Park
6:30PM – iFOLD “Visitour”: Iloilo Business Park, Iloilo River, heritage streets, churches and plazas
8PM – LIVE BANDS and DJs, Iloilo Business Park
MAY 2 (All events at Iloilo Business Park)
12:30PM – PINTA SIKLISTA CONTEST
2PM – PINTA SIKLISTA Free-for-all
3:30PM – 2nd Iloilo Bike Festival Fun Ride
7PM – Closing Ceremony and After Party
The 2nd Iloilo Bike Festival is great way to open the hearts of the Ilonggos for this sport as well as sustain Iloilo’s recognition as one of the Philippines’ cleanest and greenest highly-urbanized cities.