MANILA, PHILIPPINES 21 November 2014 – this year’s edition of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines is all set and ready to pedal after the press launch held at the Mind Museum in BGC, Taguig City on Friday.
The event caters to cyclist of all ages and abilities with the Tricycle Ride, The Kid’s Ride, The Junior Challenge, The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km) and the Ride with Robbie (40km) ; all held in support of the “Philippine National Bicycle Day” celebration which will be held for the first time on November 23, 2014.
The Philippines National Bicycle Day aims to send the message that – “Bicycling is not only good for the environment but it is also a solution to our current transportation woes. It is an efficient and fun way to get around, avoid getting stuck in traffic while getting the exercise you need to stay healthy without having to make extra time to work out.”
Prior to the ride events, the entire family will also be kept entertained with the wide range of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo at the Mind Museum from November 21 to 22. Participants get to receive a free whole day access pass while their companions get avail of the pass at discounted price.
The fun cycling action will start in the afternoon of Saturday, November 22 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge ride and followed by THE Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day will be truly fun bonding experience for kids and their parents complete with mascots, mime artists and fun treats from various sponsors.
On Sunday, November 23, will be the Adult Ride categories which coincide with the celebration of the Philippine National Bike Day. The event will be kicked-off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian cyclist and three-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinter’s Classification winner Robbie McEwen and to be followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides.
“This year the ride is extra special because Robbie is gonna be taking out with him in the lead pack the Philippine National Cycling Team led by National Team Coach Chris Allison, our KONA IRONMAN finishers and our participants and finishers from the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon World Championship in MAUI.”, revealed Sunrise Events Inc. President, Mr. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu.
The BGC CycleAsia Philippines is being held in partnership with Sunrise Events Inc. And Bonifacio Global City and is part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events being held across Asia.
“The growth of BGC CycleAsia Philippines has been tremendous to see and now with its partnership alongside the ‘Philippine National Bicycle Day’, it’s testament to just how popular the sport has become in the Philippines. This event is a real highlight on the CycleAsia calendar and I wish all the cyclist a great weekend of riding,” said Chris Robb, CEO, Spectrum Worldwide, the owners of CycleAsia.
Aside from the cycling action during BGC Cycle Philippines, Bonifacio Global City also offers a huge range of activities for tourists to take advantage for during their stay. The district is well known for its open-air lifestyle retail and dining concept and public art program, as well as a world-class science museum and parks.
With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor, Gatorade and Manila Water as Hydration Partners, Mind Museum as Expo Venue and other sponsors including 2Go, Devant, F2P, Garmin, Lexus, NxLed, Pioneer Insurance, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes and Skippy’s. Philippine Star is the event’s media partner. For more information, check out the BGC CycleAsia Philippines Official website, http://www.cyclephilippines.com.ph.