NUVALI Hosts Dirt Weekend 2011

The biggest bicycle trail race is back for the third year as NUVALI hosted Dirt Weekend 2011 last November 26 and 27. This event aims to encourage people to embrace nature as well as adapt a healthier and more sustainable way of living through biking. 

An estimated number of 2,500 participants joined activities such as: 
-- The cross country event tests cyclists' endurance while traversing NUVALI's mountain bike trails, riding through single tracks, fire roads, and paved paths. 
-- The 24-hour race pushes riders to the limit as they brace themselves for strategy and endurance in addition to a lot of pedalling. Imagine cyclists traveling through NUVALI's bike course as the sun sets, rises, and sets again. Helping riders find their way are fireflies that light up the trail race at night along with a bonfire and base camp. Sounds exciting!
-- The four cross competition requires cyclists to fly, zip, and zing their way through jumps and berms as they pedal their way to the finish line.
-- In mountain bike orienteering, riders navigate through trails and complete the control points, while choosing their routes wisely.

Aside from all these, a concert featuring some of the country's best bands capped off the energetic weekend. 

Since NUVALI has a lot of wide-open spaces, fresh air, and lush green surroundings, it is a perfect venue for events such as the Dirt Bike Weekend.  I've been to NUVALI several times and it's really one of the places outside Metro Manila where residents and guests could really enjoy and appreciate nature and outdoor recreational activities to the fullest. 

Visit the place one weekend to see what I mean. Bring the kids and feed the thousands of koi fish in the river, go on a boat ride, shop at the weekend bazaars nearby, or simply stroll along the paths to enjoy some fresh air. For more info, please log on to or call 0917-5-ASKNUV (275-688).

*Photos borrowed from Orange Magazine TV's Facebook album.

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