- Biking community see action at the PH leg of the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship
The Bike Playground gathered the fast-growing pump track community in a thrilling and challenging showcase of local talent as it celebrates its second anniversary this year. On March 23, the first and only bike park in the country held the Manila Qualifier of this year’s Red Bull Pump Track World Championship, an exhilarating global pump track race series that is back on its second season.
The qualifier event in The Bike Playground marked the second leg of the world tour with over 25 events all over the world. Jerich Farr takes the win in Manila for the men’s category, with Oscar Acdol Jr., and Parabanne Mendoza taking second and third place, respectively. Lea Denise Belgira takes the top spot in the women’s category, with Nur Nasthasia Nadiah, and Janele Saulog taking second and third place, respectively. They are set to compete at the World Final, where they will hail this year’s Pump Track World Champion.
The Manila Qualifier saw 42 riders of the cycling community race through rollers, corners, and jumps as an equally charged crowd of bike and pump track enthusiasts cheered on the participants.
The Philippine leg of the Red Bull pump track tilt is hosted by Ortigas & Company, Circulo Verde, and The Bike Playground.
Velosolutions is the name of behind The Bike Playground’s first-rate facilities. It is a globally-renowned pump track designer and builder headed by mountain bike luminary and international designer Claudio Calouri. It offers customized solutions for various cycling needs.
Through its offerings which include bike rentals and assistance from experienced bikers, The Bike Playground promotes cycling as an activity that can be enjoyed by all. The bike park features the country’s first asphalt pump track housed in a 36 x 21-meter warehouse. Being indoors, the unique pump track is still useful even during the rainy season. An outdoor trail and a kids’ track diversifies the list of offerings that make the park an exciting space for everyone.
The Bike Playground is located in Circulo Verde, a 10-hectare master-planned mixed-use community created by Ortigas & Company as an active lifestyle destination. Conveniently situated in the estate in Calle Industria, Quezon City, the Bike Playground has become a favored destination among bikers, who enjoy its range of offerings and fun events held especially for the biking community. It first opened its tracks to the public in March 2017.
The Bike Playground is also part of the upcoming Circulo Verde Sports Hub, an active lifestyle destination that also includes a basketball court and football field called CV Pitch.