Mapandan cycling on March 17

AFTER the successful staging of the March 5 Mangaldan bikefest, its neighboring town Mapandan will stage its own cycling event on March 17 as an event of the town’s fiesta.

Dubbed this year as “2017 Mayor Tambaoan Cycling Challenge,” the bicycle road race will be conducted into two categories, open-amateur and master divisions that will commence and culminate across the municipal hall at 11:00 a.m.

The bikefest will pass the town’s barangays of Aserda, Torres, Primicias, Maoacat of Manaoag, Catablan of Urdaneta City, Minien, Tebag, Matic-Matic, Banaoang, Ventenilla, Tuliao, Nilombot and Gueguesangen of Sta. Barbara, Nilombot Golden, Apaya and Poblacion of Mapandan.

The participants will negotiate the same course four times with an approximate distance of 108 kilometers.
The riders will be flagged off by Mapandan hizzoner Gerald Tambaoan, assisted by Vice Mayor Asuncion Calimlim and the town’s sports’ heads, Councilors Jimmy Aquino and Mamerto Eden Jr. (Jesus Garcia, Jr.)