Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Iloilo City to Host First Bike Festival

Iloilo City Government will host the 1st Iloilo Bike Festival in partnership with environmentalists, private institutions and foundations with the theme “Updanay ta magbisikleta sa Iloilo na!” on March 30.

“This is a sports tourism activity that pushes for healthy lifestyle, creates awareness of protecting environment, and highlights the attractions of our city,” Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said.

Mabilog said it’s time to showcase the new bike lanes in Benigno Aquino Avenue and bring the message to the world that Iloilo City is an environmentally-conscious city.

The organizers target thousands of bikers across the regions.

The festival promotes biking tour as a physical exercise and a non-polluting means of transportation, which will permit access to different places around the tourism areas.

The Bike Festival will begin at 4pm in the Megaworld Iloilo Business Park area in Mandurriao. The tour will include visits to Iloilo City’s significant attractions.

Bikers will pass through Megaworld, Plaza Libertad, Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, Calle Real, Arroyo Fountain, Gen. Luna, Molo Plaza, Arevalo Plaza, Carpenters Bridge, Iloilo River Esplanade, Diversion Road, Jaro Plaza, La Paz Plaza, Calle Real and back to Megaworld.

The said event aims to endorse healthy living among citizens through bicycle, to advocate the protection of the environment with non-polluting means of transport, to relive the attractions in the local tourism circuits as biking route, and to encourage and implement road safety policies for bicycles.

Food festival, concerts and bike show will commence right after the tour. (Iloilo City Government/IMT/KJSofia)

(Source: Iloilo City Government)

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