Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog welcomed thousands of bikers who are expected to conquer Iloilo City’s streets during the simultaneous 1st National Bicycle Day Fun Ride on Sunday, November 23.
Free registration awaits bike enthusiasts at Megaworld Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao district starting at 6AM.
Mabilog stressed the big event is another showcase of the city’s growing reputation as an ideal sports tourism destination.
Iloilo was chosen as Visayas venue along with simultaneous rides in North and South Metro Manila, Pampanga, and Davao.
“Be part of the solution as we all seek less congested streets and cleaner air. Show our government officials and fellow citizens that the growing cycling community is here to stay and deserves support in terms of bicycle facilities and infrastructure,” said biking advocate Rock Drilon.
More cycling groups in Panay declare support to join the 33-km Iloilo route which traverses on 50% bike lanes.
The Iloilo route is as follows:
(R) Taft Street>
(R) Diversion Road> (Re-group in front of SM City)
(R) Diversion bike lane (fronting INJAP tower) (Re-group end of bike lane)> cross Iloilo Bridge>
(L) General Luna>
(R) Iznart> Calle Real>
(L) Muelle Loney>
(L) Gen Luna>
(R) Luna St (cross Forbes Bridge)>
(R) Huervana-Lopez Jaena >
(L) La Granja>
(R) Caingin (cross Ticud Bridge)>
(L) Coastal Road (Water Stop)>
(L) Circumferential Road (Re-group “Uhong”)> Circumferential bike lane (Re-group Fernando Lopez)> continue Circumferential bike lane (Re-group Gusman) (Water Stop)> continue Circumferential (Regroup Jocson)>
(L) Jocson- Avanceña>
(L) MH del Pilar>
(L) Molo Church>
(L) San Jose>
(R) Locsin- Mapa>
(R) Airport Road> Enterprise Rd>
(L) Megaworld Blvd> Finish
City government has recently tied up with Megaworld Corporation for the annual Iloilo Bike Festival, with the latter’s 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park as the home of the event.