December 10, 2022

Biking enthusiasts are in for another adventure, as the Department of Tourism-Cordillera in partnership with the local government units of Kabayan, Benguet and Tinoc, Ifugao organizes the “Bike to the Highest Point” event on June 20.

Fifty participants will pass through the Kabayan-Tinoc circuit, which has an elevation of 2,428.66 meters above sea level.

“This event aims at boosting tourism in the Cordillera and promoting adventure and outdoor activities in the new normal,” the organizers said. 

Pre-registration is until June 13.

Participants must be physically fit, seasoned bikers, must have their own bike and sanitation kit, must bring their own tent and camping gear on the evening of June 19, must present a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the event, and should be willing to sign the waiver provided by the organizers.

Participants will also shoulder the cost of transportation going to the meet up point campsite at Lake Tabeo in Kabayan, Benguet.

All individual registrations will be screened. Successful participants will receive a confirmation pass via email indicating the program flow and further  instructions in relation to the event.

The organizers said the event date is subject to change depending on the quarantine status of Benguet and Ifugao on or after June 15.

For interested participants, pre-register at tinyurl.com/biketothehighestpoint or visit the DOT Cordilleras Facebook account for more information.

 In 2019, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced the newest highest point in the Philippine Highway System is located at the Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road in Tinoc, Ifugao. – Ofelia C. Empian