Different people, both young and old, all came together on one road for a cycling event centered on 2 things – fun and family.
Since the launch of Alaska Cycle Asia, the annual cycling event has served as a venue for thousands of families from all over the Metro to enjoy a day of bonding and exercise through bike riding. The event features a variety of cycling categories enjoyed by both adults and children, like the 40km Challenge Ride, 20km Community Ride and, for children as young as 2 years old, the Tricycle and Kids Rides.
“Riding in a group is actually more fun,” shared Alaska Tri-Aspire team member August Benedicto in an exclusive interview with PlayPH. “Wherever you go, there’s bound to be some laughs and stories to be shared while you ride together.”
The Alaska Cycle Asia event is aligned with Alaska Milk Corporation’s “Nutrition. Action. Champion” program that strives to promote promote a healthy and active lifestyle through sports participation and milk consumption.
“From the experience itself, I think I’m really falling in love with cycling,” said Business Mirror’s Photojournalist Stephanie Tumampos who raced for the first time in the Challenge Ride last May 14. “It pushes you to go further than your limits. I have very low endurance and I was asked by a colleague to join the Alaska Cycle Asia. The challenge is there, so I’m really trying my best.”
Beyond the benefits of cycling, the Alaska Cycle Asia has transformed into one of the most anticipated cycling events for how it brings strangers together and turn them into friends. It’s a special event that uses bikes as a vehicle that drives togetherness that gives everyone a sense that they belong – a sense that they are a part of something memorable, together with people with a common passion for cycling.
“Cycling is like a family,” said Tumampos. “You have to look for one another. It brings you closer. It makes you feel that there’s always someone with you. Even if you’re not blood related, it makes the whole community your family – a family where nobody gets left behind.”