Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Press Release

MANILA, PHILIPPINES 25 July 2013 – Filipino riders gear up for three days of thrilling bike
action as Cycle Asia, in partnership with Sunrise Events and Bonifacio Global City (BGC),
launches BGC Cycle Philippines from November 15-17 inside the BGC in Taguig City.
BGC Cycle Philippines is the latest addition to the 2013 calendar of Cycle Asia, a network of
premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on
safe closed public roads in major Asian cities.

The event will cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride,
The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km) and various Criterium categories.
The entire family will also be kept entertained throughout the three-day event with a wide range
of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo.

"Cycling continues to enjoy strong growth in the Philippines and we are naturally thrilled to
introduce the event at Bonifacio Global City," said Manny Blas II, head of Commercial
Operations, Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. during the event’s launch at the Seda Hotel at

"While the unique venue will certainly offer local cyclists a fantastic riding experience, we also
look forward to hosting visitors from around the region as they enjoy the unique thrill of
participating in the very first BGC Cycle Philippines,” added Blas.

Registration activities start on August 1 via online registration and a Cobra Ironman Launch
Special where participants in this premier triathlon event are given special registration rates. All participants, upon registration will receive premium items from event sponsors which include
Rudy Project shades, official cycle wear from F2P and technical tees from Felt Bikes as part of
their registration inclusions.

Cycle Asia, owned and organized by Spectrum Worldwide, has already played host to two
hugely successful events this year with OCBC Cycle Malaysia and OCBC Cycle Singapore,
attracting over 5,000 and 11,500 participants, respectively.

The Gold Coast Festival of Cycling will also be featured on the 2013 Cycle Asia calendar with
the event slated from Sept. 27-29.

“We are delighted to be expanding Cycle Asia to the Philippines and we look forward to working
alongside Sunrise Events who have built an outstanding reputation for delivering first-class
sporting events,” said Chris Robb, managing director, Spectrum Worldwide.

Aside from cycling action in BGC Cycle Philippines, Bonifacio Global City will offer a wide range
of activities for tourists to take advantage of during their stay. The district is well known for its
open-air lifestyle retail and dining concept and public art program, as well as a world-class
science museum and parks.

The BGC Cycle Philippines will have as its beneficiary the Firefly Brigade whose advocacy is to
actively promote the bicycle as a sustainable form of transportation.

With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor, Fox International Channel as copresentor
and with the valuable support of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA),
BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration
Partner), Seda Hotel (Official Residence) and others including Rudy Project, F2P and Felt
Bikes. Philippine Star is the event’s media partner.

For more information, check out the BGC Cycle Philippines official website,

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