100 bikers enjoy fun trail to support environment

ILONGGO bikers pedal on rough road during the synchronized Bike Ride of the Southeast Asia Green Network (SEAG-N) fun trail adventure ride. (Kriz Vozz)

The event, which is now on its third year, was supported by The Guimaras: Bike Paradise of the Philippines Project of the Provincial Government of Guimaras, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU), AUFTRAG, and the Igang Bay Marine Sanctuary.

The simultaneous bike ride took place across selected places in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and, Philippines to raise awareness on the environment and human well-being.

SEAG-N is comprised of local networks of alumni trained and/or educated in Germany that are based in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam who are involved in the Green Sector.

SEAG-N’s activities are all directed towards the realization of being a network of German Alumni committed to sustainable development in the Green Sector for the improvement of life in Asia.

AUFTRAG, one of the Filipino alumni associations in the Philippines, also co-sponsored this event.

The fun trail ride in Guimaras aims to advocate the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection among community members of the island province while promoting camaraderie among cyclists focusing on the conservation of Igang Bay, Nueva Valencia.

The ride started from Buenavista Wharf at 7 a.m. Sunday and traversed through municipalities via road and off-road route.

“Bikers were advised to prepare for an adventure trail ride and safety gear was compulsory to avoid road accidents. This event was great because more bikers supported it and showed their care for the environment,” said Mhar Esmaña, one of the participants.

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