MANGALDAN, cradle of cycling champions, continues its rich cycling tradition with its annual bicycle race set this year on March 10.
Dubbed “Werweran ed Managldan”, the cycling road race is among the highlights of the town fiesta celebration.
Now on its 20th year, the bikefest will be run in two categories: amateur and executive-master, and expects to lure around 90 cyclists who will traverse about 87 kilometers that will start and finish at the Mangaldan town proper.
The event will be sponsored by the municipal government headed by Mayor Bernardo Abalos and Excellent Noodles owned by avid cycling patron Alex Billan.
“The townspeople, especially the balikbayans of Mangaldan have come to expect the Werweran every year,” says Abalos, adding, “We will continue the tradition as long as we could.”
Cash prizes, trophies and medals are up for grabs and the bikefest will be covered wheel-to-wheel on Dagupan City radio.–JAGJr.