The Bike Playground, the first and only bike park in the country, recently celebrated its first anniversary by holding the Red Bull Pump Track World Championships qualifier. Bike enthusiasts nationwide competed against each other in an exhilarating global race series that took local pump track racing to new heights.
The event was one of many held in cities around the world and will culminate with the grand finals on September 7, 2018, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. It will coincide with the world-renowned Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Mountain Bike World Championships.
Seen at the event was Dutch professional mountain biker Joost Wichman, winner of the 2013 UCI Championship. Wichman is also a World Cup racer, Radon Factory rider and team manager, and biking world celebrity.
The global race series is being jointly undertaken by Red Bull and Velosolutions, which is globally known for its pump track and bike park construction. The latter is behind the Bike Playground’s first-rate facilities. Headed by international designer and mountain bike luminary Claudio Calouri, Velosolutions offers customized solutions for various cycling needs.
A top-notch facility that promotes cycling as an activity for all, the playground offers bike rentals and assistance from highly skilled coaches from the Philippine National Team. It also houses the country’s first indoor asphalt pump track, which can be used even during the rainy season. An outdoor trail and kids’ track completes the list of spaces in the park.
The playground is located in Circulo Verde, a 10-hectare master-planned mixed-use community envisioned by its developers, Ortigas & Co., to become an active lifestyle destination. It is situated in Calle Industria, Quezon City.
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