Bike Fest 2021 pedals Iloilo to the ‘new normal’

The event will showcase Iloilo as the bike capital of the country

The Iloilo Bike Festival 2021 on April 9-11 pedals Iloilo to the new normal. The festivities will include Bike Fun Ride; City Tour on Bike; Bike Art; Family Bike Fun Ride; Food Fair and Bicycle Industrial Expo and Exhibition; symposium on bike industry and its sustainability; and Barkada Team Race.

The staging of activities will strictly follow health and safety protocols amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas stressed the event will showcase Iloilo as the bike capital of the country as it has protected bike lanes while the province offers various trails and sceneries.

“Let us make it more inclusive by including Iloilo province and island of Guimaras in the promotions,” Treñas said.

“We have invited and will be joined by local chief executives of Metro Iloilo and Guimaras and the Governor of Iloilo to better harmonize biking initiatives and bikers’ welfare in the new normal,” he added.

These are being highlighted through the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) which the city mayor chairs.

The event is organized by City Government through Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Center and Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. in partnership with Megaworld Iloilo Business Park.

The event will bring to everyone’s attention the importance of health and wellness, that inspite of Covid-19, the city can only foster economic recovery, safety and security, through a commonality of purpose and respect towards each other.

“Biking brings out in us the recognition that as we carefully pedal into the new and better normal, we should not forget our humanity, that we have to protect our environment, that we have to protect each other, and that this protection is a refinement process of our lifestyle, and beyond,” MICE Center Executive Director Salvador Sarabia Jr. said.

Sarabia said these are exactly what the Ilonggo community needs in these challenging times./ Iloilo City PIO

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