6th 263 kms Bohol Unity ride pedals off Saturday

TAGBILARAN CITY, May 8, (PIA)–Bike enthusiasts: mountain bikers and roadies including those with tri-aero bikes gather as much energy this week in preparation for the 263 kilometers 2017 Unity Bike Ride for Peace, Environment and Anti drugs, set May 13-14.

An event organizers, TriBohol said the ride needs no Lycra, no training, no racing, is just an easy fun.

Bohol’s 2017 Unity Ride is on its 6th year of taking the entire belt road of the island, Bohol Circumferential Road, in a two-day fun ride that unites all bike enthusiasts and the bike clubs all over the province.

Taking the Tagbilaran to Talibon route on day 1, the Unity riders, would meet up at the Plaza Rizal in Tagbilaran from 3:30 AM May 13.

They would then set off via the eastern belt to Jagna where the ride breakfast would happen as riders check in between 8:00 to 9:00.

Then the bikers would take the road again to Ubay some 53.3 kilometers for lunch and the noon break.

While the organizers have assured the hot summer ride would have both emergency medical support and police escorts, rests have been declared to riders, between 11 to 2 PM.

The ride picks up again in the afternoon to the long flat highway to Talibon, about 38.2 kilometers away.

In Talibon, riders would relax with a unity rider program and solidarity night of games, raffles and dinner, before preparing for the next morning’s ride.

By May 14, the group would be leaving Talibon at 4:30 and is expected to be in Tubigon around 8:00 for the breakfast, before heading off again back to the city.

In previous rides though, bikers who would be running at an average of 21 to 25 kilometers would be the first batch to be freed first, followed by those who could spin at 26-29 kilometers a few minutes later.

The faster riders who would be taking the 30-40 Kilometers per hour would be last to be sent out. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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