February 3, 2017

The Philippines’ first internationally-designed Bike Playground at Circulo Verde

Property developer Ortigas & Company incorporates cycling into the latest addition to its 10-hectare masterplanned mixed-use community in Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde holds to its promise of quality living in wide open tranquil spaces amidst retail options for residents and visitors to enjoy. It blends urban living with suburban charm while maintaining a lush and green concept, notes Architect Renee Bacani, Vice President and General Manager of the Shopping Centers Division of Ortigas & Company

Bike Playground Contract Signing
A Bike Park for All 

Be you a beginner or serious trainer, The Bike Playground is suited for you as it incorporates fun into the whole equation of cycling as a sport and form of exercise.

Set aside any notion that The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde is only for those who are into biking. The facility aims to promote cycling as a leisure activity that can be enjoyed by the young and old, from beginners to professional riders.

World Class Pump Track 

The Bike Playground holds the distinction of being the first signature covered asphalt pump track exclusively designed for Circulo Verde by bemedalled cyclist and international designer Claudio Caluori under his Velosolutions company.

Swiss-born designer Claudio discovered his passion for mountain biking at a young age and went on to ride competitively from the late 1990s. While serving as team manager for Gstaad-Scott, a World Championships winning team of riders, Claudio started building world-class pump tracks, pump parks, and downhill trails all over the world. “There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the children’s smiles during their first laps on a pump track we just built,” says Caluori.

Among the world-class tracks Velosolutions has built can be found in Thailand, Indonesia, Canada, Switzerland and New York, USA. The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde will become part of that roster. 

Outdoor Track

Aside from the signature asphalt pump track, The Bike Playground features an outdoor trail that will provide the full biking experience for riders of all ages. The trail will cater to all skill levels and all types of bicycles from mountain bikes and road bikes to BMX and Cyclocross.

“Being in the middle of the city, The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde is a good venue for those who want to try biking and to those who want to squeeze in their biking time before or after work," shares Parabanne Mendoza, international award-winning Philippine mountain biker, track builder, and Fox Athlete.
Definitely, cycling rookies and athletes alike will derive joy and exhilaration from every stunt executed and every trail navigated. 

For more details about The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde, you may check out @thebikeplayground in Facebook and Instagram 

For 85 years, Ortigas & Co. has been bringing to life some of the nation’s most loved and most iconic places such as Greenhills Shopping Center, Tiendesitas at Frontera Verde, Estancia at Capitol Commons, and Industria at Circulo Verde thus creating new experiences, traditions, and aspirations. Still, it continues to build for life. For more information on Ortigas & Co., 

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