13th Breaking Away MTB Downhill Challenge

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Barangay Lagui-Sail (on the eastern side of Laoag) was transformed into a bike park by the City Government of Laoag and the City Hall Bikers (CHB) for a downhill challenge. The race was participated in by local bikers, bikers from neighboring provinces and Metro Manila.

CHB Officials

CHB is a veteran in bike races in the province of Ilocos Norte. Leaders in their own right, President Ellis Corpuz, race director Diomy Gayban, Franz Felipe, and Poco Aurelio have been working so hard for community participation, particularly sporting activities such as mountain biking. Congrats and keep it up, guys!

UntitledDownhillRiding in tandem father and sonThe Farrs in a rare moment.

Bike JumpUntitledShowCHB Breaking Away Downhill Challenge Expert CategoryPinkThis guy Robert Burgos, in JS prom mode, steals the show.

Straight from the promKakaibaJS guy wins the novice categoryHe also rides his bike to receive his trophy for winning the novice category. He says his choice of outfit is all about aerodynamics.

CamerasPicture 1076Brandon wins the CHB Breaking Away Downhill Challenge Junior Category

Brandon says he didn’t expect to win the junior category. The running joke at home — he was rushing to unload. He’s been having a not-so-bad case of diarrhea the past 3 days. I guess his recent training from Coaches Bans Mendoza, Arjuna Saulo and Athena Mendoza has helped him build confidence. Personally, I’d like to thank Jack and Edzel for always taking care of Bran.

Father and SonLaoaguenosTop 3Levin de la Cruz, 3rd placer in the junior category.

UntitledUntitledGian and Bran with Jeric Farr, champion of the expert category.

UntitledUntitledWith Lester Lebumfacil of Baguio.

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Performance Level in the 1st Sinnalugan@Sapat Downhill MTB Challenge

Bird's Eye View

Over the weekend, as typhoon signal #2 threatened Ilocos Norte, 58 downhillers from Manila, Pangasinan, Baguio, La Union and Laoag traveled miles to compete against each other on the slopes at Pasuquin in the 1st Sinnalugan@Sapat. Thank God, the heavens were bright and the earth was hard til every bike was packed up! A successful finish for the downhill bike challenge exhaustively prepared for a good many weekends by the Batibols Bikers in cooperation with the peoples of barangays Sulbec and Sapat. The extended support from DROP Downhill Philippines, led by President Erwin Benipayo, and National Downhill Team Coach Arjuna Saulo is very much appreciated. The same goes to the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, headed by Gov. Imee Marcos; the LGU of Pasuquin; the Philippine National Red Cross Ilocos Chapter; and other benevolent sponsors.

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To be continued.

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