June 17, 2024

Close to 100 bike enthusiasts are set for the 25-kilometer ride to the highest point in the Philippine National Highway System at Guihngaw, Ehes, Tinoc, Ifugao on July 18. 
The maiden event, originally set June 20, was postponed after Ifugao was placed under modified enhanced community quarantine status until June 30.
The event is aimed at boosting tourism in the Cordillera and promoting adventure and outdoor activities in the new normal. 
Bikers would pass through the Kabayan-Tinoc circuit up to the highest point.
Bikers will start from the mystical Lake Tabeo, the easiest route to reach of the four mystical lakes of Mount Pulag in Kabayan, Benguet.
Participants will then stop at Lake Bulalakao, one of the four lakes, while passing through the scenic ancestral domain of the Kalungaya indigenous people’s group.
The riders will pass through Buguias, Benguet all the way to the highest point.
In 2019, the Department of Public Works and Highways declared that the newest highest point in the Philippine Highway System with an elevation of 7,968.7 feet above sea level is located along the Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road.
The highest point is now a destination for bikers and runners for its scenic views.
Registered participants are required to have a negative RT-PCR or antigen test 72 hours prior to the event or a complete vaccination card.
The event is organized by the Department of Tourism-Cordillera. – Ofelia C. Empian