September 30, 2023

A multi-sectoral biking event called Sang-atan Baguio Bike Festival is set for the whole of June in Baguio City until July 2. 

Organized by va-rious running clubs, the city government of Baguio, the Baguio City Police Office, and Allout multisports, the event was launched on June 3 in time for the World Bicycle Day.

The Sunday ride bike tour is on June 11 while the Sunday ride of the Regional Alternative Child Care Office is on June 18. The bike count is on June 22.  

Weekend races will also be experienced on June 25 for the mountain bike race while the bike exposition, bike tiangge, sabat-sang-at welcome ride, sang-at at silaw tour of the lights are all slated on June 30.

Lined up on July 1 is the kiddie trike and balance bike races, sang-at at pitik photo pedal Baguio City crawl, bike 101, and the sab-atan cultural night.

The grueling criterium race of the Hari ng Ahon challenge series is also on July 2, which features male mountain bike and road bike for 19 and below, 20 to 35, 36 to 50 and 51 and above; female open mountain bike or road bike; team trial open for five members per team and no age limit for road bike or mountain bike; public servants category for those in the government sector.

Prizes await winners of the race which is set around the Melvin Jones Burnham Park.  

The closing program follows after the race on July 2 highlighted by a free concert for all attendees. 

The month-long bike festival carries the theme: “A bike friendly city is a sustainable city.”

To drum up the call to make Baguio a bikeable city, the city council, in 2018, passed Resolution  114 declaring every June 3 as Bicycle Day in the city in support of the International Work Bicycle Day of the United Nations. – Ofelia C. Empian