Last weekend, April 19-21, I had the opportunity to visit and cycle in Iloilo City. First ride was the weekly FNR (Friday Night Ride) by iFold (Iloilo Folding Bike Group).
Friday Night Ride by iFold around the city with the #mamech Ruth, Tina, and Jeans.
Some fixie boys spotted!
Rock giving an orientation before the ride out.
Loving Iloilo City at night.
A quick stop at the Provincial Capitol Bldg.
Lights, camera, action!
Road side break while we wait for other cyclists.
The mamech riding side by side as usual.
Last stop at the Plaza.
The next morning, we rode with almost 500 FREEDOM WARRIORS for the FREEDOM RIDE ILOILO leg, a campaign by Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism against Human Trafficking in the Philippines.
With Iloilo Freedom Warriors and cyclists from Manila, Capiz, and Aklan. (Photo by Dakila)
Leading almost 500 cyclists through the city of Iloilo. (Photo by Dakila)
Freedom Warriors of Iloilo City (Photo by Dakila)
The next day, we rode to Guimaras Island to witness the town’s Annual Mango Festival.
With our bikes, we took the ferry from Iloilo City to Guimaras Island. 15 mins. away.
With Ruth from FBP, Manila.
We could talk about anything and everything under the sun.
The ladies carried their own bikes.
Our amazing host, Rock Drilon on his ever reliable Brompton folding bike.
Passing by the SMALLEST PLAZA in the Philippines.
Enjoying the scenery and the good company
Green, here there and everywhere. Fresh air too!
Approaching the annual Mango Festival. The best mangoes in the world are from Guimaras.
Rock patiently waits for us in the middle of the town proper.
Feeling the Mango festival fever upon entering the venue.
Students from different parts of Guimaras and nearby cities join the Mango Festival cultural dance contest.
Waiting for their turn under the heat.
A quick buko break after the 7km incline.
These legs are tired.
Visiting the Old Trappist Abbey
Checking out freshly baked goodies and handcrafted art from their own gift shop
Vegetarian and Yoga practitioners live here.
Iloilo City bound
Mounting a jeep we hired to get to our next destination.