A FIELD of 240 cyclists and sports club members from around the nation are set to engage in a full weekend of cycling action and scenic views as the Bike United Tour of Subic begins on Saturday at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Participants will be classified into three categories: Category 2 is composed of advanced riders who performed well in previous Bike King Races. Intermediate participants who have been actively riding for the past 1-2 years fall under Category 3. Novice riders are grouped in Category 4. There’s also a separate category for female riders.
Organized by Bike King headed by Raul Cuevas, the first day action will have Stage 1 which is the 20 kilometer individual time trial (ITT). The ITT will start at 7 a.m., along the stretch of Argonaut Highway with turnaround points near the New Container Terminal and near Zambales Highway before concluding at 9 a.m. At 2 p.m., Stage 2 will commence for participants of the 60 kilometer Road Race and will go around farther the Freeport (Zambales Highway and Appari Road included) and finish at 4:00 PM.
For the final day (Sunday) of the race sponsored by Unilab Active Health, Aboitiz, Subic Holiday Villas, AboitizPower, Orbea, Pocari Sweat, Crystal Clear Purified Water, Shimano, OtterBox, Maxxis Tires and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority – Tourism Department (SBMA), Stage 3 will have the 90km road race at 6 a.m. which not only covers the Freeport but also portions of Bataan through Morong past the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.
Gift items and specially designed trophies/medals await the Top 3 winners of each category as well as winners of the individual general classification (Stages 1, 2 and 3) for Categories 2 and 3 and Female and the team general classification category.
The awarding ceremony will be held at the Subic Holiday Villas.