February 1, 2023

The 3rd Ambuklao Mountain Bike Challenge has been indefinitely postponed as a safety precaution against the Covid-19 Delta variant.
The organizers said the postponement is in line with the strict implementation of the guidelines and protocols of the Inter-Agency Task Force against Covid-19 within provincial and city borders.
The Benguet IATF has imposed stricter border protocols where it required non-residents to show a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or full vaccination card at the border checkpoints.
The venue of the supposed event is along Ambuklao Road in Itogon, and some of the registered participants are from outside of the province.
Initially set on July 24, the event was rescheduled on July 31 and then moved this month due to the threat of monsoon rains as well as in compliance of Covid-19 protocols.
The bike challenge will feature eight categories, namely 12 years old and below for Baguio and Benguet bikers only; 13 to 17; 18 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 years old and above; road bike and ladies MTB open categories.
Biking enthusiasts will start from the Baloy Bridge going through the scenic Ambuklao Road towards the finish at the viewdeck.
For future updates on the event, participants may contact Sammy – 0929-862-5091; Janry – 0910-317-9191; or Ferdz – 0927-549-3299. – Ofelia C. Empian