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UCI’s Philippine qualifying leg heats up Nuvali Dirt Weekend

UCI’s Philippine qualifying leg heats up Nuvali Dirt Weekend
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Nuvali will host the Philippine qualifying leg of the 2016 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Mountain Bike (MTB) World Championship at the annual “Dirt Weekend” this coming November 6, 7, and 8 at Nuvali in Laguna.

UCI is an international governing body on sports cycling and competitive cycling events, while the Dirt Weekend, which started in 2009, is now recognized as one of the country’s premium racing events among professional and enthusiasts MTB riders.

“We are honored that Nuvali is hosting this prestigious international cycling event. Biking is part of the environmentally responsible culture that we are cultivating in Nuvali, ” said Nuvali General Manager John Estacio.

“We continuously develop programs that are attuned to the local biking community—programs that promote a healthier lifestyle by encouraging biking as a mode of transportation and recreation,” he added.

The 2015 Dirt Weekend will feature four MTB races—UCI Cross Country Marathon (XCM) World Series, UCI Cross Country Olympic (XCO), Four Cross Race, and Dirt Weekend Cross Country Race—throughout the three-day non-stop festivities.

Over 5,000 visitors and 1,500 riders are expected to join this year’s Nuvali Dirt Weekend. “We strive to make Dirt Weekend an enjoyable gathering place for competitive bikers and fun riders by staging challenging races that cater to all skill levels, as well as, entertaining fringe activities such as bike expo and food fair for all,” said Estacio.

In the weeks leading up to Dirt Weekend, Nuvali will held special events including a bike expo and bike clinic.

Dirt Weekend has created massive ripples across the MTB community as a leading pioneer in staging world-class cycling events, a testament of its enthusiasm and support to the Philippine cycling scene.



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