Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Oro’s 2nd Lumba’ Bike Festival  on Aug. 18-19

CYCLING enthusiasts in the locality will get to have some fun.

This, as the 1990 batch of Xavier University High School–Ateneo de Cagayan (XUHS) and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro will be hosting the 2nd Lumba’ Bike Festival at the back of SM Uptown grounds on Aug. 18-19.

Spicing up the two-day activity includes band concerts, bike exhibits, raffle draws and other related festive activities.

According to project director Mark Orlando “Jhovals” Vallecer II, the highlight of Lumbafest is the road bike and mountain bike race Elite series, which is the group’s signature event from SM Uptown grounds to Talakag, Bukidnon and back.

Vallecer said it will be followed by the Duathlon event the following day.

Participants of the festival are the ever growing bike enthusiasts and companies all over Mindanao and from Luzon and the Visayas where they will also showcase not just their biking skills --but also conduct bike clinics for adults and children-- and to showcase the latest bike products and models.

This city government-sanctioned activity is part of the “Higala-ay Festival 2018”, a month long celebration of the Cagayan de Oro Fiesta.

Vallecer further said that part of the pre-fiesta event’s net income will be spent for projects for the benefit of House of Hope, a non-profit Psychiatric Custodial care facility at Palalan, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City and Calabrian Children’s Foundation [CCF], a non-profit home for destitute and Abandoned Children in Zone 3, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. (LLS)