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3rd Sikad Tuburan celebrates Nature and Children

Young bikers Khalil Bolo and Julio Rabat enjoy the Tuburan Fun Ride circuit route

Photos by John Gorre and Joan Mae Soco-Bantayan

In a bid to continue the call for the protection of nature and children, the 3rd Sikad Tuburan happened last March 1, Sunday, with its gun start held at the Tuburan Institute campus.

This story appeared on Page 13 of the March 04, 2020 issue of Mindanao Times. Click on the photo to download a copy.

The event bore the theme “SIKAD Tuburan Alang sa Kabataan ug Kinaiyahan 2020: Ipakaylap ang Kahayag!”

Organizers of 3rd SIKAD Tuburan: (From L-R): George Javier, Boo Quimsing, Josephine Tinio, Vivian Tambis, Dr. Nelda Sayson, William Tambis, Dr. Marlon Sayson, Nochelle Urboda, Allette and Marcelino Cabase, Rain Sunga, Kris Gregorio, Celine Bianchi, Carlos Villamero, Wilma Bianchi, Ann Fuertes-Bolo, Annie Ting, Sheila Almasa, Althea Gullos, Naize De Pio-Abella, (seated) Nicole Ting

The 25-kilometer trail bike route along Tugbok attracted around 300 bikers from all over Southern Mindanao Region. The race had two major categories, the Fun Ride and Competitive, with sub-categories for different ages of the participants. With the children in mind, the attendees below 12 were given a special circuit route inside the nature grounds of Tuburan. The bibs were recollected from the bikers for recycling and the food served for racers were packed in banana leaves as the event strove for zero plastic waste.

Aside from the winners of the categories, SIKAD Tuburan also awarded Terrain Challenger 611 as the biggest contingent, with 40 bikers attending the race. Also, 66-year old racer Carlos Chavez, Jr. was awarded as the oldest biker during the event.

Photo by John Gorre: Bisikletang May Pakpak by Kabunyan De Guia – trophies for the Bike Ride First Placers

This year’s SIKAD Tuburan was also held as tribute to Jumar Bolo, one of Tuburan Institute’s pioneering parent and one of the main organizer of this event, who crossed the threshold last year due to an illness. The trophies of the first place racers, dubbed ‘Bisekletang May Pakpak’ were created by Mosaic artist Kabunyan De Guia who dedicated his creations to Jumar Bolo.

SIKAD Tuburan winner for Biggest Contingent: Terrain Challenger 611

Winners for the Competitive Category for 40 years old and above were Herodion Lucero (5th Place), Jerry Crispino (4th Place), Alvin Tinagian (3rd Place), Loloy Ambuat (2nd Place), and Glen Yap (1st Place).

Winners for the Competitive Category for 40 years old and above: (From L-R): Herodion Lucero (5th Place), Alvin Tinagian (3rd Place), Glen Yap (1st Place), Loloy Ambuat (2nd Place), and Jerry Crispino (4th Place)

For the 30-39 years old Competitive Catergory, the winners are Noreil Calmerin (5th Place), Christia Alliansa (4th Place), Dosce Rubia (3rd Place), Mack Icalina Jr. (2nd Place), and Melchor Labaya (1st Place).

The 18-29 years old Competitive Category winners are Dominick Lupina (5th Place), Rob Louie Martin (4th Place), Francis Jay Guilaran (3rd Place), Ronnie Urdaneta (2nd Place), Richard Handumon (1st Place).

30-39 years old Competitive Catergory WinnersL (From L-R) Noreil Calmerin (5th Place), Dosce Rubia (3rd Place), Melchor Labaya (1st Place), Mack Icalina Jr. (2nd Place), and Christia Alliansa (4th Place).

SIKAD Tuburan is an annual fundraising of the parents of Tuburan Institute, a Steiner/Waldorf School in Mindanao.

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