Megaworld and Iloilo Bikefest had become synonymous!
The Iloilo Business Park of Megaworld has sustained the hosting of the annual grand ride, and most bike events, contributing in the making of Iloilo as the “Most Bike-Friendly City” in 2018 and which has moved up as the Bike Capital of the Philippines.
This year the Ilonggo bike community will once again converge in the continuously developing 72-hectare township in Mandurriao district for the much-awaited Iloilo Bike Festival after the Coronavirus disrupted the holding of its 7th edition last year.
The thirst of bikers to assemble in spite of an ongoing pandemic will be quenched from April 9 to 11, 2021 after the Iloilo City Government announced that it will finally roll on the streets starting from the upscale business and IT center and around the city route covering a total of 10-km of Fun Ride.
Iloilo Bike Festival strengthened Iloilo City-Megaworld partnership
Megaworld and Iloilo Bikefest is synonymous
Since then, Megaworld and Iloilo Bikefest had become synonymous with each other and a preferred venue of national and international biking events.
It hosted the second Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) in the Philippines after Bohol in September 22, 2019.
The GFNY brought to Iloilo City around 300 to 1000 cyclists from across the Philippines and from 15 nations. The bikers witnessed Iloilo’s booming economy as exhibited by Megaworld Iloilo’s fast rising luxury residential condominiums, International brand hotels, BPO office towers, Lifestyle Mall, a 1.1-kilometer Festive Walk commercial strip, a convention center, open parks, walkable side walks, transport hub, and bike facilities.
The Megaworld Iloilo was transformed as a bike sports hub as GFNY participants pedaled on a hot day and traversed the ridable environment that connected 14 municipalities and 2 cities for a total long-distance course of 133km with a 650 meters of climbing.
In November that same year, Megaworld Iloilo also hosted the Iloilo-leg of Bike ZEVolution, the 20th anniversary ride of the Tour of the Fireflies which highlighted driving zero emission vehicles (ZEV), to demonstrate and encourage much-needed climate action – a call consistent with the aim of Megaworld for carbon footprint reduction.
Iloilo Bike Festival activities at Megaworld
- 10-km Grand Fun Ride (Diversion Road, 6:00-8:00 A.M, Megaworld )
- Food Fair
- Industrial Exhibit and Exposition
- Porma Bisikleta Contest
- Bike Symposium
- Guest: Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat
- Bicycle Tour on Murals, Museums, Tourist Destinations
- Artwork Exhibit at the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA)
Day 3 – April 11 (Sunday) – Family Fun Day