The Bike Night Carnival Experience at Vermosa

7/10/2016 07:17:00 AM

My days of learning how to bike were not a memorable one and until now I’m still learning how to bike. Yes, I still don’t know how to ride a bike though my hubby were encouraging me to learn and I think it is not yet too late to learn how to ride a bike, especially now that my boys are growing and perhaps I really need to learn.
Together with my hubby we were invited to witness a bike event that was held in Vermosa located in Cavite. Vermosa is an Ayala Land’s 700-hectare master-planned, mix-use estate development in Cavite and where they formally launched the Vermosa Bike Skills Park and The Bike Night Carnival last May 28. This is just first of the activities that are slated for this year.
This is my very first outdoor biking event and I was a little bit in awe with so much bikers and actions in the area. As what I have learned from this event it seems that the biking community here in the Philippines was growing and more and more Filipinos are getting into this lifestyle. Not that you get to burn fats but you get to experience the views and group as well.

The Bike Night Carnival took place in the country’s only premier, purpose-built mountain bike skills park inside the Vermosa which is located along Daang Hari road—one of South Luzon’s hottest cycling spots. The unique spectacle featured the first-ever night events for cycling—the night cross-country mountain bike race and the pump track challenge.
The Carnival gathered cycling and biking enthusiasts from Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and as far as Visayas and Mindanao. Also in attendance was professional cyclist, track builder, and Fox Athlete, Parabanne “Bans” Mendoza—who operated the skills tracks and shared his knowledge of the sport to the participants.
“I hope to encourage people towards an active lifestyle through biking. I have taken what I learned from training and competing abroad to design the Vermosa Bike Skills Park so more Filipinos can hone their skills and become world-class riders as well,” said Bans.

Here are some of the videos during the event;

The Bike Night Carnival started with the Toddy Kid’s Bike Race where participants eagerly tested the trail while showcasing their skills. This event in Vermosa also brought in world-class professional riders Sam Flanagan and Ali Parkin of TRIPPIN’ FELLAZ (Hope Technology Riders) and renowned Fox Athlete Josh Lewis to share their signature moves and tricks with local riders in a one-of-a-kind bike clinic. I’m a little bit confused of the terms but thankful that hubby was with me and he did explain some bits of it.

As dusk fell, the first XDS Night Cross-Country Short Circuit Race went underway with contenders out-pedaling each other in the Fat Bike, Men’s Masters, and Men’s Elite divisions. This was followed by the adrenaline-filled Lapierre Night Pump Track Challenge.

Exciting prizes were awarded to the Night Pump Track Challenge winners: one (1) Lapierre bike for the Novice category top finisher, one (1) GT bike for the Beginner category first-placer, and Chaoyang Tires t-shirts and Red Bull products for the rest of the winners.

Red Bull will also send the Elite Pump Track Challenge top winner to the Red Bull Dark Knights night time, urban downhill biking competition in Singapore, inclusive of airfare, hotel accommodation, and transportation.
The Bike Night Carnival was sponsored by Ayala Land Premier, The Courtyards, Fox, Cycles Lapierre, GT Bikes, Chaoyang Tires, Red Bull, Cherry Mobile, Cemmencal, KTM, Green Planet, Joe’s Brew, Dan’s Bike Shop, Gran Trail, Bike Town Cyclery, and DVO.
“We will work together with Vermosa to provide the best quality biking and cycling activities and competitions,” said Mendoza. Among the activities to watch out for are exciting biking clinics from June to December.
With its bike skills park and other amenities, discover and push the pedals towards living the healthier and active lifestyle that you’ve always wanted in Vermosa, Ayala Land’s newest master-planned estate and the premier destination for “new age” sports. To stay updated on further events and more cycling activities and biking clinics, visit Vermosa Estate’s official Facebook page @Vermosaph or log on to

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