Masskaride to generate thousands of participants

The Masskaride route.*

More than 2,500 bikers are expected to flood the streets of Bacolod in their best MassKara costumes for the Masskaride on October 1 after the official kick off of the first MassKara Festival under Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez.

This is the first MassKara costume fun ride and over the weekend, organizers announced that they already have 2,526 registrants and counting.

The fun ride is open to bikers’ 15-years and older who will traverse a 20-kilometer stretch that will kick off from the Bacolod City Government Center at 5:45 a.m. on October 1.

The route will pass through major Bacolod streets covering the Circumferential Access Road towards Barangay Bata, proceeding to Mandalagan-Lacson, Gatuslao St., the Public Plaza, Rizal Street and onwards to Megaworld Upper East until the finish line back at the government center.

“We are very excited about the interest generated by the Masskaride and surprised by the sheer number of participants,” Festival Director Pinky Ocampo said.

A great number of volunteers will also be deployed along the route and security and safety measures are in place to oversee the needs of the bikers, she added.

Ocampo reminded the participants to “wear your best MassKara costumes” as those wearing creative festival outfits while riding will receive medals and merchandise from the organizers.

She added that there will also be raffle prizes, which will include a Trek Mountain Bike as the major prize.*PR

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