WHO would have thought that a Filipino tricycle, like the one you see roaming around Philippine streets, would one day cross the Golden Gate Bridge in the United States?
That happened just recently when Filipino-Americans Michael Arcega and Paolo Asuncion piloted their "TNT Traysikel," a "mobile public artwork that operates as cultural marker for the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District in San Francisco."
TNT Traysikel made history by becoming the first Filipino tricycle to cross California's bridge. It was joined by 60 motorcycles with Filipino-American riders.
In an Instagram post, Arcega proudly said: "We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with @tnt_traysikel and over 60+ Pinoy riders from the @norcalpinoyriders group."
"It was amazing to see so many Pinoys get excited. News traveled to the Philippines and folks are sharing," he added.
"TNT Traysikel was a hit with this group of more than 60 Filipino Americans on motorcycles that showed up for this meetup and ride (more than 400 members on the Facebook group). It was great to meet so many pinoys on 2 wheels. And what a sight it was to see a Filipino Traysikel crossing the Golden Gate Bridge followed by a bunch of Filipinos on motorcycles!!" another Instagram post read.