Annual MTB Race in Manitoba Celebrates Community and Competition

Manitoba’s biking community came together for an electrifying day of competition and unity at the 2nd Annual MTB Race organized by Juan Padyakers. On October 14, 2023, Bur Oak Trail in Birds Hill Park was transformed into a battleground for cycling enthusiasts, showcasing the thrill and camaraderie that define the sport.
The winners of this exciting event were:1st Place – Alladin Devera; 2nd Place – Mark Soriano; 3rd Place – Jordan Rivera

The race was made possible through a collaborative effort with the Quezon Province Association of Manitoba, Inc. (QPAM), Sonny Puache of Alexciting Adventures (YouTube Channel and Facebook Page), and Naturel Janitorial Inc, underscoring the power of community partnerships.

Juan Padyakers, founded in 2019, is not just a biking club; it’s a testament to inclusivity and shared passion. Immigrants from the Philippines, its members actively promote diversity and welcome riders of all backgrounds. The group’s mission encompasses building a supportive biking community, emphasizing safety on two wheels, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle through cycling.

Eddie Revilla, the group’s leader, has set his sights on an even bigger event next year, one that aims to unite bikers from various groups in a celebration of the joy of biking.

Photos: Sonny Puache