Cycling is now becoming a good form of exercise with most Filipinos - especially those that are training for a triathlon or duathlon. And with this a huge surge of cycling events are now happening within the Philippines - with the first from Giro de Pilipinas.
I am really honored to be part of the bloggers to witness this with the help of JAB Hauz of Zen's team medical and team holistic in bringing comfort to the participants by performing the spine alignment to them for free so they will feel relief from the long distances.
3Q Sports Event Management with its partnership with 97.9 Home Radio, Aliw Broadcasting Corporation and the Lighthouse Marina Resort Giro de Pilipinas' aim to make the Filipino a great contender for the international cycling circuit, they tested the Filipino cyclist's energy, endurance and stamina with its one of a kind courses. .
Held last October 9-11 at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, the registrants - both local and international were given multi stages to conquer.
We were not able to see the first day, but we followed to their second race which was set in Mount Samat.
The drive up was really nerve wrecking for me because I don't really like really steep drives due to a previous incident - think about driving up to Mt. Samat in a Bike - I might've died in the first kilometer so I was really impressed with the cyclists because the energy and endurance they had to climb that long and winding path is really big.
With huge show of support from over 550 individuals, 50 executive cycling teams nationwide and almost hundreds of participants all over the world including riders from from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Scotland, USA, China, New Zealand, Kenya, Germany, Korea, Dubai, Canada and Japan Giro De Pilipinas gave a new experience to all the participants with a new course to test them that also showcases scenic routes of Subic, Zambales and Bataan.
To help promote Cycling in general as a tool towards healthy living and to encourage everyone to get out and form a team, Giro De Pilipinas paved way in making this possible with also showcasing scenic routes of the Philippines.
After the second leg, they had a fellowship night which is where they awarded the winners which was help at the Lighthouse Hotel just inside the Subic Freeport that served as the athlete's village.
Everyone is a winner at Giro De Pilipinas because of the sportsmanship everyone showcased and also the camaraderie between the Filipino cyclists and our foreign contenders.
More power to Giro De Pilipinas and hoping for more events with them!