When over 2,000 big motorcycles vroom in Bacolod this April 5-A A +A
Thursday, February 28, 2013
WHEN I talk and tell Negrenses that there is an estimated more than 2,000 big bikes (motorcycles, we mean) to arrive in Bacolod City on April 5 for three days, listeners to my stories take a deep breath, gasp for more breathing air and end the breathing with a WOW.
Yes, this is not fiction story as the Thunderbugs Bacolod Motorcycle Club led by Chairman Manolet Lamata, Vice-Chair Philip Garcia and Club President Bingbong Escamilla are up to their toes preparing to welcome almost 3,000 big bikers and delegates to attend the 19th Annual Convention of the National Fderation of Motorcycle Clubs Phils., a federation of more than 200 clubs in the country from up Aparri to down Basilan and GenSan City.
Of course, Convention Chairman Lito Aves is on top of it all as he leads the club in the general and nitty gritty preparation of the convention. With all modesty, your writer here is designated as the National Event Organizer and I am beside all the Thunderbugs to ensure the success and fun of this confab in April.
Now, let us imagine 20 big bikers driving together and zooming on the streets of Bacolod. Next, you imagine 100 big bikers vrooming in Lacson Street or in Tangub or Talisay highway. Then try to expand your mind seeing 200 bikers driving altogether in the city streets of Bacolod. That is what is going to happen when more than a thousand big bikes arrive in Bacolod for the convention.
This is good business for hotels, restaurants, newsboys, vegetable and meat and chicken vendors, spa and bars and more. If there are 3,000 attending guests and each guest will merely spend 8,000 pesos in Bacolod, then that is already a clear-as-water revenue of 24 million pesos shared by everyone in the city and province.
We say this because we want everyone in Bacolod to support this event and make it as comfortable and successful and memorable to the big bikers and small bikers present. This does not happen every day that is why the convention organizers are doing everything to make it successful.
Surely, the provincial and city government are all in unison to make this convention week a Motorcycle Safety Riding Week. Good luck, Thunderbugs! *
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 28, 2013.