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Tour de Antequera MTB Trail ‘in epic’ competition

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, March 2 (PIA) – Spinning off from a mass start in Antequera Plaza, the Tour de Antequera winds through the 21 of 22 barangays in the town, with the biker facing the ridges of Quinapon-an, Canlaas, Ubojan and Cansibuan and the daunting climbs even in the lowland barangays of Tupas to Bitaugan.

Sponsored by Antequera local government unit in cooperation with Antequera local bike group called Brotherhood Engaged in Environmental Rides Bringing Oneness and Genuine Satisfaction (BEERBOGS), the race course comprises of cross country roads and trails that span some 50 kilometers.

Tour de Antequera Mountain Bike Trail Competition is set on March 12.

It is open to three categories: 18-29 years old, 30-49 and 50 and above category and has P7K, P5K and P3K for its podium winners for each race division.

Rolling off in a mass start in Poblacion, mountain bikers are expected to try to leave the competitors as they pedal off to Villa Aurora and start dropping each other in the climbs to Tagubaas and Ubojan where climbs await.

The killer climbs are easily compensated for the bikers to recover in the Cansibuan to Celing killer downhills where the bikers are expected to use the trails to their maximum advantage.

Then recovery is set from Celing to Danicop in rolling up and down pedaling before starting to the pinching climb again to Canlaas, Quinapon-an and the mossy trails to Tabuan.

Then they would be off to the national road back to Danao and then take the Mandahunog to Bicahan and then to Bantolinao.

From Bantolinao, the next challenge the canopied passes to Angilan, down to Viga and then to the ricefields of Tupas on to the Abatan riverside to Santo Rosario.

As one successfully conquers the Bitaugan to Bungahan trails, it is generally a sprint to the finish through Can-omay and then back to the Poblacion.

The race is expected to take about two to five hours to finish, and is generally fought on rough terrain.

Registration is set at P500 for each participant which includes race kit, event t-shirt and packed meal. 

Registration can be done at the Balonda Architects along del Rosario Street in Poblacion 1 Tagbilaran City, or at the Antequera Municipal Hall Poblacion Antequera or via an online facility. (RAHC/PIA7 Bohol)

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