Learning how to properly ride a bicycle has somewhat become a rite of passage for most Filipinos growing up. A selected few, however, manage to reached adulthood without actually going through the whole learning curve.
Considered by many as the biking capital of the country, Nuvali unveiled its latest salvo to promote cycling within the community by launching a series of bike clinics for beginners and intermediate riders alike.
In partnership with bicycle manufacturer Specialized Philippines, Nuvali’s group of cycling advocates launched “Camp N Incubator and Bike Hub” over the weekend to showcase what mountain biking and trail riding is all about.
Members of the press and excited riders of all ages and from different walks of life gathered around Camp N’s 6-hectare facility on a sunny Saturday morning.
Nuvali described the 3.4-kilometer winding bike trailas an incubator for self-discovery, and a special place for people to be involved in activities promoting good health and sustainable living.
The spirited event, which involves three classifications—the beginner’s class, the intermediate course and the bike tour for advanced riders—is the first of many cycling programs offered by the famed open topography.
For bicycle novices, the beginners’ class, also known as “scoot to pedal,” teaches amateurs the fundamentals of biking such as proper balancing, proper riding positions and basic bike safety.
The course caters to youngsters looking for their first bicycle experience, as well as to adults who never had the chance to experience the thrills of riding or who simply just want to relearn the ordeal.
The intermediate course, or the “Introduction to Mountain Bike and Trail Riding” is for casual bikers who never had the chance to ride on a trail before.
Bikers from this class were also treated to Camp N’s patented obstacle course filled with dips and bridges designed to test and train their abilities. Riders were also taught various biking techniques, as well as proper shifting.
Lastly, advanced riders were also subjected to a 45-minute to 2-hour bicycle tour throughout Nuvali’s expansive landscape, which includes Ayala Land’s bird sanctuary trails and dirt roads.
“Biking in the Philippines is a growing segment,” Camp N Operations Manager Mon Jocson quipped during the event’s briefing.
“Camp N is a learning destination created for Nuvali’s thriving community. Students can learn more about themselves, understand the environment and lead an active, healthy and sustainable life. After all, these young learners will be the custodians of what this generation will leave behind,” he added.
Aside from the educative biking tutorials and exhilarating adventures, Camp N also boasts impressive facilities such as the Adventure Tower, which has the biggest roller coaster zipline in Asia. Other activities include a free fall, wall climbing and rappelling activities, which encompasses a broad spectrum of participants’ skill levels.
Adventure Tower’s biggest draw, meanwhile, is the Aerial Walk featuring a series of rope-based challenges set high in the air.
Camp N’s Incubator trail and Bike Hub is now open to the public every day for clinics and tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The trail is located at the heart of Nuvali covering Calamba, Laguna, right beside the organic demo farm, Greens and Patches.
All equipment including specialized bikes, helmets, knee pads, elbow pads and gloves are available for rent, while others can bring their own depending on their preference.
Aside from cycling enthusiasts, Camp N is also inviting professionals who are looking to get away from the city and get in touch with nature with corporate team-building activities.
For more information, interested parties may contact World of Outbound at 0977-8422696 (CAMPN) or [email protected].