Sunday, March 13, 2016

Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park to host Bike Festival this March

Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park is again hosting thousands of bikers in this year’s Iloilo Bike Festival.

Riding to promote the use of bike lanes and healthy lifestyle in Iloilo,the 72-hectare township will serve as the host venue of the week-long festival, which officially starts today, March 13. It will be highlighted by various bike-related activities, leading to the grand 2016 Iloilo Bike Festival Fun Ride on March 19.
Around 3,000 bikers participate in last year’s Iloilo Bike Festival at Iloilo Business Park.

"Iloilo Business Park is committed to making Iloilo the the most bike-friendly city in the country. We welcome all participants to our township, which is a sustainable development that promotes the use of bikes, on our third year as venue host," says Jennifer Ann Palmares-Fong, vice-president for sales and marketing, Megaworld Iloilo Business Park.

Starting Saturday, March 13, pocket events will be held around the township. Apart from the Fun Ride, other activities in the festival include a Bike Photo Exhibit, Bike Expo, Bike Training, Bike Festival Concert, Fun Bike Games, BMX Flatland, Pinta Siklista, Kiddies Bike Activities, Folding Bike Events, and a Food Festival and among others.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and other officials will open the Festival Fun Ride event on March 19, where around 3,000 local and international bikers are expected to tour around the scenic locations in Iloilo. Iloilo Business Park will serve as the starting point of the event.

“The annual staging of Iloilo Bike Festival solidifies the purpose to gather the Ilonggo community and show its commitment to healthy living. Megaworld will always be supportive to this kind of initiative,” says Palmares-Fong.

Through the partnership of Megaworld with Iloilo City government, the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park will serve as the official home of the annual Iloilo Bike Festival until 2023. This is to further promote road-sharing as bike lanes emerge and public safety practices in Iloilo City.  ###

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