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Over 200 participants join #RIDEMTBDAY

Over 200 participants joined this year’s international mountain bike event dubbed “Ride MTB Day” at Centrio Mall this city lead by FOX Racing, a global leader in motocross and mountain biking gear & apparel, and Southeast Asia’s biggest outdoor superstore R.O.X. Philippines in cooperation with Combat a local MTB club in Cagayan de Oro over the weekend.

The International bike event celebrated all over the world every July 20st was joined by bike enthusiast from Northern Mindanao; the 26.69 kilometer CDO event is a cooperative of decentralized events that take place around the globe with mountain bike brands, media, professionals, retailers, parks and local riders everywhere showing their love and support for the sport of mountain biking by holding group rides, fundraisers, races and demos on the same day every year.

Starting Line at Capt. Vicente Roa St. Screengrab from Project Lupad Youtube Channel

This year in Cagayan de Oro, the Combat CDO (Organizers) lead by Regs Garcia, Steve Yamut, and Ryan Cagaanan facilitated the 27 kilometer trail which the riders used, along with other members of the club serving as race marshals. The course began at Centrio Mall and ended at High Ridge.

Participants warming up before heading off. Photo Courtesy of Noregelyn Bihag.

Aside from Cagayan de Oro 4 major cities in the Philippines participated in the simultaneous Ride Mountain Bike Day on July 20, 2019, from 6AM to 12PM: Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Bacolod.

Ride MTB Day R.O.X Philippines officials. Photo Courtesy of Noregelyn Bihag.

The sport of Mountain Biking has an incredible culture and Ride MTB Day is a great way to celebrate it.  Ride MTB Day is not a Fox-owned event, but aims to have the concept adopted by the entire industry and raise mountain bike awareness and participation.

Riders gather at the Centrio Mall Capt. Vicente Roa entrance. Screengrab from Project Lupad Youtube Channel.
Ernesto Cafe at Indahag. Screengrab from Project Lupad Youtube Channel.
Participants waves at a drone as it takes off at High Ridge. Screengrab from Project Lupad Youtube Channel.
Awarding ceremony

About Dave Achondo

Dave Achondo
A person who enjoys doing what he does best – writing anything under the sun; strong-willed and straight to the point. Contributor at SOUTHWALL Magazine a Cebu-based company under Soline Publishing, A former Feature Editor, Business Editor, and Columnist of Mindanao Gold Star Daily, and is the currently its Digital Marketing Head.

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