HERE'S a trip for risk takers aboard motorbikes.
How about a timed run (three-minute interval) at night (you heard it right...in the dark) on July 24 from Murcia Public Plaza to San Carlos City Hall and back to Murcia Plaza.
What's this all about. You as contenders will leave the starting line within timed intervals, and your run is measured by the time code or by shortest time, not by who gets to the finish line first.
Who is in-charge here? Bacolod KTM Riders Club, an elite group of motorcycle enthusiasts not tied down to any bike dealership, will run the competition.
BKRC is not limited to owning KTM motorcycles, but open to all brands. It is for the love of the ride that they were formed. They are not here to sell you motorcycles, or after-market parts, either.
Their motive is to strive to improve themselves with technical know-hows about their bikes on and off the road and sharing techniques, opinions, and technical knowledge with each member and those willing to join them.
Their first project here is "Outlaw: The First BKRC SuperMoto Challenge" supported by Negrense Lodge No. 200 F. &A. (Free and Accepted Masons).
The event will feature the biggest Motor Show in Negros showcasing exotic and production motorcycles of different brands and suppliers. It will also feature an Outlaw Speed Run, a Circuit Race, and a Slow Drag competition culminated by a barbecue street party.
Where will it be held? The night run will be in Murcia, but the July 25 event will be held at the Centrale Bacolod Development grounds (near St. Scholastica's Academy leading to Eroreco).
BKRC expects to create awareness about motorcycle science, educate the public on motorcycle safety and culture, as well as bridge the gap between between generations of bikers, old and new, from all over the country.
Some 7,000 people in the motorcycling community are coming together for this days' event - to participate, see and enjoy the ride for this motor show and competition.
For further details, you may contact BKRC's Jerry Abaniel, Nino Angudong, BJ Ginete and Steve Jardinico, or star photographer Owen S. Bayog care of Negros Press Club in front of the Bacolod City Public Plaza.
Categories for the circuit race include 100-125 cc Underbone Moto GP All Stock; scooter all stock; and supermoto novice (all 5 laps).
For six laps are 100-125 cc GP Underbone Open; Scooter open; and 100-150 cc Open.
KTM Special Run is four laps while Bacolod Exclusive Scooter All Stock is five laps.
Slow drag (for all ages) is a race held within a 20-meter length track. It is a fun race that helps develop skills on bike handling and balancing. The rider who is the slowest, or comes last, wins.
Tune up your old motorbikes, folks...let's join the fun.
If you're bold enough be a Night Rider and see if you can reach DSB.