MANILA, PHILIPPINES 20 NOVEMBER 2015 – Close to 2,000 Filipino riders will gear up once again for two days of thrilling bike action as Sunrise Events Inc., in partnership with Cycle Asia and Bonifacio Global City (BGC), brings the third edition of the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines.
BGC Cycle Asia Philippines, happening on November 20 to 22, 2015 at the Bonifacio Global City, is a part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycle events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian Cities.
“We at Sunrise Events, Inc. are very proud to be staging the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines for the third time this year. It is another one of the world-class sport event that we have in our yearly calendar and I am as usual glad to welcome back Spectrum Worldwide and BGC as our major partners for this event. Cycling as a sport and fitness activity has been growing tremendously in the country and we at Sunrise Events look forward to bringing a fun and awesome safe ride along the roads of Metro Manila to the cyclists, young and old alike,” sai Mr. Fred Uytengsu, CEO of organizer Sunrise Events Inc.
Meanwhile in a message sent to BGC Cycle Asia Philippines, Spectrum Worldwide CEO Chris Robb shared, “I am delighted to be back in Manila for the third edition of BGC Cycle Asia Philippines and excited to see the ongoing success of this fantastic event which would not be possible without the tremendous support of BGC and Sunrise Events. We are delighted to have two Cycle Asia events in Manila and always love the opportunity to participate with the confidence that all the operational and safety aspects have been well taken care of.”
The event will cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with the Tricycle Ride, the Kid’s Ride, the Community Ride (20KM) and the much awaited Ride with Robbie (40KM) categories.
The Ride with Robbie category will allow Filipino riders the chance to ride with former yellow jersey wearer and three-time Tour-de-France Green Jersey Sprinters’ Classification winner, Australian Robbie McEwen, who will be here to join the event for the third straight time.
“I’m both proud and excited to take part in the 2015 BGC Cycle Asia Philippines for the event and I’m looking forward to riding with everyone again on closed roads around BGC and Manila. Most of all, I’m looking forward to the excitement of the kids’ rides. It’s always a highlight to see the kids’ excited and happy faces as they enjoy riding while being cheered on by their families. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend not to be missed!”, enthused McEwen who also happens to be the official Cycle Asia ambassador.
Prior to the ride events, the entire family will also be kept entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the Cycling and Lifestyle Expo at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, the Official Residence of the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines for 2016.
The fun cycling action will start in the morning of Saturday, November 21 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge and followed by the Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day will be a truly fun bonding experience for kids and their family.
On Sunday, November 22, will be the Adult Ride categories. The event will be kicked-off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian former PRO cyclist Robbie McEwen and to be followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides.
According to t Mr Manuel Blas II, Head of the Commercial Operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., “The participation in Cycle Philippines through the years have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that is going beyond being a hobby and a sport where people are more and more using it as an alternative mode of transportation to get around the metro. This insight pushed us to implement more bike racks around the city. Furthermore, it also inspired us to experiment with a bike-sharing program which will be launched in the near future.”
Aside from the cycling action in BGC Cycle Asia Philippines, Bonifacio Global City will offer a wide range of activities for tourists to take advantage of during their stay. The district is well known for its open air lifestyle retail and dining concept and public art program, as well as world-class science museum and parks.
With Bonifacio Global City(BGC) as the title sponsor, and with valuable support of Taguig City, BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration Partner), 2Go Express(Official Courier and Logistics Partner), Ascott Bonifacio Global City (Official Residence) and others including Subaru, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes, Rocktape, Regent, Garmin, Pioneer Insurance, Herbalife, Storybook.ph, Skippy’s Bar and Grill and Purefoods Sexy Chix. Philippine Star and ABS-CBN Sports+Action are the event’s media partners with Goya and Cetaphil are its marketing partners.
For more information, check out the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines official website: http://www.cyclephilippines.com.ph.
About Cycle Asia
Owned and organized by Spectrum Worldwide, Cycle Asia is a network of premier cycling events hosted across the region.
Each event offers cyclist the rare opportunity to ride on closed public roads in major Asian cities, while catering to participants of all ages and abilities. Whether it’s young cyclist on three wheels or the more serious cyclists looking to test themselves on a longer distance, there’s a ride for everyone across the Cycle Asia network.
For more information, go to: http://www.cycleasia.com
About Sunrise Events, Inc.
Sunrise Events Inc was established in 2008 after it has been granted the Itonman 70.3 license by the World Triathlon Corporation. The vision of the company is to stage world class events to put the Philippines in the sports tourist map of the world. SEI currently stages 12 events per year has the exclusive rights to the Ironman 70.3, 5150, XTERRA and Ironkids events.
About Bonifacio Global City:
Bonifacio Global City is the proud venture of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), managed by the powerhouse partnership of Ayala Land, Inc., Evergreen Holdings Inc. (Campos Group) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). The combined formidable wealth of real state development, expertise, and investment from each group has established Bonifacio Global City as one of the world’s finest and fastest-growing premier cities. For more info, visit http://bgc.com.ph
Press release courtesy of Vima Mendoza for Sunrise Events