KIDS CAN RIDE at the BGC Cycle Philippines

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When I was young the concept of play for me is where i go outside and play games with the other kids in the neighborhood. And when we say games, it will be a variety of outdoor play activities like “topla”, “luksong tinik/baka”, “sipa”, “tumbang preso”, jacks and stones, chinese garter and a number of other pinoy games that will leave everyone tired, sweaty, at times dirty but truly happy! 

But with the advent of technology, say affordable technology, those days were the kids look forward to playing under the sun are almost gone.  That is why if there are opportunities for the kids to engage in interesting and safe outdoor activities,  I and hubby are almost always game for it.

That is why I am truly excited to be working in the upcoming cycling event, the BGC Cycle Philippines. It is an international ride event where cyclists will get to ride in safe, closed, public roads within the heart of Metro Manila. The ride packages are worth it and best of all, there are ride categories that are fit for any member of the family. As I will be working for the event, I can only sigh with envy to those who will be participating. But then again, even though I can’t, my little boy Adam can still surely get his outdoor play fix, I can sign him up for the Kids Ride event! Yes!!! 

If you have kids too, you might be interested to make the BGC Cycle Philippines a family bonding activity! Have your kids participate in the kids ride on Nov. 16 and have your own ride experience the following day either via the Community or Challenge Ride! Have your kids experience a ride complete with gun starts, start and finish arcs, ride shirts and finisher’s medals – it is like a bike racer role-playing game or just one safe fun ride with other kids!

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For complete details about the whole 3-day event, click HERE. For details on the different kiddie ride categories, see the poster above. Cheers!

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A Look Into the BGC Cycle Philippines Finisher’s Medals (Actual)

Here are photos of the actual BGC Cycle Philippines Finisher’s Medals for participants who will be able to complete the Challenge (40km), Community (20km) and Kid’s Ride (Tricycle, Kid’s and Junior Challenge Rides). Awesome isn’t it?

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For more of the event details, click HERE.

BGC Cycle Philippines IN-STORE REGISTRATION OPENS September 15

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Good News! In-Store registration option will now be available starting Sept. 15 for the BGC Cycle Philippines event. Visit the following store for cash or credit card registration:

  • Rudy Project Store, Bonifacio High Street in BGC 
  • Rudy Project Store, Podium Mall in Ortigas

For more details, view related posts HERE or HERE.

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines HIGHLIGHT SHOW

Missed the showing of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Highlight Show at Studio 23 last Sunday? Or you saw it but would like to watch it over again? Fret not, here now is an online copy of the show. Happy watching!

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines 2014 REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT

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COBRA IRONMAN 70.3 PHILIPPINES RANKED 2ND WORLDWIDE IN SURVEY

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Manila, PHILIPPINES – The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines obtained a 97.6% rating on a participant satisfaction survey making it the 2nd best Ironman event worldwide.

The survey was conducted by the World Triathlon Corporation, promoter and issuer of licenses for all Ironman events, to more than 2,000 participants of the race held in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last August 4.

The Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada was ranked as number one. Canada also hosted a full Ironman and an Ironman World Championship event this year and is also set to hold all three events again next year.

According to Sunrise Events, Inc., the ratings from the WTC survey resulted from points gathered for the following criteria: pre-event activities like the registration and carbo-loading party, actual race management and handling from the swim, bike and run, to hydration and medical support and others like venue, entertainment, participant’s entitlements like medals and the post-event awarding ceremonies.

This year’s Ironman 70.3 event in the Philippines was the second time that the race was held in Cebu with the first three years being held in the province of Camarines Sur. 

Participants revealed via the survey that they liked the attention given to every detail of the race, especially the carbo-loading party hosted by Lapu-Lapu City at Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa. It included a fast-beat production number with pop-jazz dancers, show violinist Jake Gacanga, a Cebuano DJ and fireworks.

But the best praise was given to the level of excitement that was provided by the crowd during the entire conduct of the race.  “It was the cheering that got me through the race,” said Courtney Atkinson of Australia, who topped the male professional category. “The highlight for me was the cheering, the crowd and the run through the local community.”

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, in a statement, congratulated Oponganons “for putting their best foot forward.” She thanked the thousands of public school students who lined up along the race routes in rainy weather to cheer on athletes, barangays that fielded colorful “vintas”, peacekeepers and residents. “We will have to outdo ourselves in 2014,” she said.

On the other hand, the race was not only all praises as initial feedback gathered from the participants was that roads were very uneven, especially the roads used by cyclists in the South Reclamation Project tunnel in Cebu City.

This fact and the challenge posed by SEI President Wilfred Steven Uytengsu for the event to hit the no. 1 mark by next year’s hosting gives the group the energy to not only aim high for the number 1 rank but also to work hard especially in addressing the identified concerns, so that they get a better chance of securing the top spot.

From 400 participants in 2009, the Cobra Energy Ironman 70.3 Philippines has grown rapidly to 1,700 signing up for the event last year and 2,150 participants last August from 35 countries with about 600 on the waiting list.

For 2014, the race will be held on August 3 but preparations will already start by next month.

Gear Up for BGC Cycle Philippines 2013!

Gear Up Philippines!  

Riders in the Philippines can now gear up for three days of thrilling bike action along safe closed public roads in the first ever BGC Cycle Philippines event!

ANYONE CAN RIDE! The event will cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride, The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km).

For more details, check my previous blog post about this event HERE or visit www.cyclephilippines.com.ph. Register during the Early Bird Registration period which is until August 31, 2013 and take advantage of special/lower rates. 😉

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