Livestrong PH concludes twilight ride with estimated 1,000 riders

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Livestrong PH concludes twilight ride with estimated 1,000 riders

Livestrong Philippines in cooperation with Ortigas & Co. premiere development, Circulo Verde, has concluded this year’s Twilight Challenge Bike Ride last Sunday, May 20, which gathered at least 1,000 cyclists from Metro Manila and nearby cities.

The Livestrong – Circulo Verde Twilight Challenge Bike Ride covered over twenty-one kilometers, which started at Circulo Verde, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, passed by other key Metro Manila landmarks including the Ortigas Business District, Tiendesitas at Frontera Verde, and Greenhills Shopping Center.

“It was one of the spectacularly good Livestrong rides considering the weather,” says Eric Bergara, Community Representative for Team Philippines Benefitting Livestrong, who led the one-kilometer tail. The group encountered rain in the second half of the ride beginning Ortigas Center. “Nonetheless, it did not deter the bikers from finishing the ride,” he adds.

Livestrong is an affiliate of the Lance Armstrong Foundation that aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. This year’s ride reunited 2010 and 2011 Livestrong Day Philippines supporters and enjoined even more people to the cause.

Event co-sponsor Ortigas & Co. is a known developer of green communities like Circulo Verde, Tiendesitas, and Greenhills Shopping Center.

“In Ortigas, we believe that it is the developer’s job to create the ideal conditions for leisure and living. Our communities are all designed to have ample space for play, exercise, picnics, and barbecue parties. Circulo Verde, for example, which spans 12-hectares, has allotted 70% open space to make room for parks, biking, jogging, and walking lanes. I hope people saw a good preview of a healthy and active lifestyle in Circulo Verde, true to the vision of Livestrong, ” says Joey Santos, General Manager of the Real Estate Division for Ortigas & Co.

Bikers young and old assembled at the Circulo Verde open space for the Livestrong Twilight Challenge Ride.

Assembly time for bikers in time for the 4:00 PM gun start of the Livestrong Twilight Challenge Ride, 20 May.

Eric Bergara, Community Representative for Team Philippines Benefitting Livestrong during the opening ceremony.

Joey Santos, General Manager of the Real Estate Division, Ortigas & Co., co-sponsor of the Livestrong Twilight Challenge ride.

Leading the riders during gun start, Joey Santos General Manager of Ortigas & Co. Real Estate Division alongside seasoned triathlete Tessa Prieto Valdes.

Leading bikers along the route, Joey Santos, General Manager of the Ortigas & Co. Real Estate Division.

Bikers passing by some key Metro Manila landmarks like Tiendesitas.

It’s a sea of black and yellow. Over 1,000 bikers joined the Livestrong Twilight Challenge Ride last May 20 in order to raise awareness and help people affected by Cancer.

Bikers passing by some key Metro Manila landmarks like Greenhills Shopping Center.

The event also co-sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, Manila Water, and San Miguel Beer. For more information and updates please visit www.livestrongdayph.com or follow @livestrongdayph on Twitter.

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