Yesterday, I was invited to attend the first ever PHIL BIKE EXPO in the country, and was asked to do a talk as well. I spoke on behalf of the whole triathlon community, and was encouraged by the enthusiasm of Sarita Zafra of TRAP (Triathlon Association of the Philippines) and David Almendral of Light N Up Marketing.
I am now very glad they cajoled me into coming, because this was a landmark event for all cycling enthusiasts in the Philippines. I have been lucky enough to participate once in the famous Las Vegas Interbike Expo, and I honestly think what the organizers did last weekend achieved a bit of the same atmosphere. There was a half pipe, lots of speakers, activities, and all sorts of bike organizations and advocacies present. It was not just a bazaar for bikes and biking accessories.
I genuinely wish this endeavour great success and am very excited about how much better the Phil Bike Expo next year will shape up to be! Congratulations to all the participants and organizers!!!