Events & Activities

Mayor Tinga Mountainbike Cup June 17
MTB riders and fans in Metro Manila shall have the opportunity to check out the latest Fast Track Circuit in the center of the city in Taguig for a weekend of mountain bike cross county circuit and four cross events this June 16-17, 2007 at the Fast Track Circuit.

For the first time within the center of the city at Fast Tracks this mountain bike competition shall be held and promises in the future more events of a series of mountain bike races are to be had. Since its convenience as being 15 minutes away from the city business district the Fast Track multi purpose circuit meets international safety standards with perimeter safety fences, rest rooms for participants and public, clubhouse, cable TV, billiards hall, medical room and the works.

Classes to be run are the Midget ( 12 0 16 yrs ), Youth ( 17 – 22 yrs ), Juniors (23 – 29 yrs ), Masters 1( 30 – 39 yrs ), Masters 2 ( 40 and above ) Pro, Women’s, Four Cross Challenge and the Jump competition. Practice and registration ( P300 ) shall be on Saturday June 16 and late registration ( P500 ) and races on Sunday June 17, 2007. Supporters of the event are City of Taguig, Brothers Burgers, Rush Energy drink, Sabak MTB Shop, Dans Bike Shop, Elixir Trading, Waffle Time , Chris Sports and Coca Cola.

The Fast Track Circuit is located in the Taguig Hall of Justice along Gen. Santos Ave, Upper Bicutan, fronting Camp Bagong Diwa.
Upon exiting the SLEX in Bicutan head towards Laguna Bay and follow Fast Track signs, circuit is on the left inside Hall of Justice.

For more info check out www.namssa.org or email: xtremeworx@hotmail.com or call 0917 8992363

An Ideal Place To Relax

On Aug. 2004, I was called to visit the remote area of Bohol’s P.C. Garcia Island called Lapinin on some maps. This area is easily reached from cebu by ferry via Tubigon and then a 1 hr. taxi. Pump boats can take you from Ubay to the Island. As of now, there is only one formal “resort” on the Island, built in a very pretty section of the Island, surrounded by lush greenery and a nice beach with plenty of coral. Visayas Breeze Resort has some basic accomodations and have a boat and some motorcycles. The Island offers some neat Hillocks for climbing, backpacking and offers terrific views to Camiguin Island and Leyte. The people are very friendly and the place is safe from all but petty crime. If you are looking for a remote place to relax, this is the place!

Robert Grigsby

Indiana, USA