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6th Iloilo City fest set May 5

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The annual Iloilo Bike Festival, which is celebrating its sixth year, is set on May 5.

Thousands of bikers from Iloilo City and nearby towns are expected to join the bike festival to be held at Casa Emperador in Mandurriao district.

City Sports Division officer-in-charge Moises Salomon Jr. said the 15-kilometer grand fun ride, the highlight of week-long event, will start at 5:30 p.m.

The route will start from Megaworld going to Plaza Jaro; Luna, La Paz; Arroyo Fountain Area in City Proper; Iznart Street; J.M. Basa Street; Plaza Libertad; Muelle Loney; New Grandstand; and back to Arroyo Fountain, General Luna where the bikers will use the bike lanes, then turn right to Diversion Road up to Megaworld.

“Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III is inviting bike enthusiasts to join the big event, and for the public to witness the activities lined-up to showcase a bike-friendly city,” said Salomon.

“Let us all enjoy the grand fun ride and please be at the venue before 4 p.m. and bring blinkers for you to use at night,” he added.

another activities in the May 1 to 5 festival include BMX 4 cross competition, pump truck competition, fixie bike, BMX bike street competition, and bike expo.