Last Saturday, I went with a group of friends to try the biking trails in Corregidor. This newly introduced activity on the island gives biking enthusiasts the opportunity to traverse the island’s well-paved biking trails at their own pace while touring around the historic spots. This was actually my fourth time on the island, after trying the traditional tramvia tour and staying overnight, doing the adventure challenge and trying out the historical walking tour on previous visits, but it was my first time on bike.
For a more experiential account of our trip, check out Outside Slacker’s post: Biking in Corregidor. But for bikers who just want to know the basics to plan their own trip, here are a few tips and some useful information. Continue reading →
Opting to ride a bike when you travel is a great way to see a place in a new light. There’s always this sense of adventure when you have to navigate the roads on your own. Like motorcycling, you can control your pace and stop anytime you want. Aside from all the health benefits of pedal power, the leisurely pace gives you a chance to discover new places and stumble upon interesting finds – like these unexpected ruins in the midst of a busy city.
I haven’t quite been bitten by the biking bug as much as the travel bug. Though I enjoy taking leisurely rides around UP, biking for 5 hours uphill, in the rain, or through muddy trails is really not my thing. I (conveniently) haven’t been able to join a lot of rides which are scheduled during weekends due to other trips. However, I do see the need to get more into fitness activities like biking, and it can be a great way to travel and explore different places as well.
Earlier this year, I got to try trail biking for the first time in La Mesa Nature Reserve. It was a brutal yet fun experience that took us through 22 km of rocky and root-lined dirt trails, crazy downhill descents and steep uphill trails. And that was the easy route. Continue reading →
Last weekend, the 1st Gov. Casimiro “JUN” Ynares III M.D. 4X4 Challenge and Mountain Bike Race took place in Rizal. The event was organized by the Binangonan Rizal OffRoaders (BRO), the Binangonan Outdoors and Mountain Bikers Association (BOMBA), and Pathland Devt Corp. Art and I motorcycled to Rizal to catch the off-road action.