Monday, March 8, 2010

Touring Marikina City

Marikina City is known not only for the shoes but for its bike friendly streets for having bike lanes. So, I explored the city and tried the bike lanes. I felt safer biking inside the lanes. However, the lanes are being abused by motorized vehicles. Motorcyles, public and private cars are using them for overtaking, loading and unloading, and parking.

From our home in Novaliches, I left at about 2:00 PM and pedaled all the way to Marikina City entering via San Mateo, Rizal.

My routes:
  • J. P. Rizal Street
  • Fernando Avenue from the A. Bonifacio Bridge up to Marcos Highway Bridge
  • Crossed the river to River Bank Malls
  • A. Bonifacio Avenue
  • Loyola Memorial Park (pedaled inside for about 30 minutes)
  • Lopez Jaena Street up to Marikina river
  • Crossed the river again
  • J. P. Rizal Street up to Marcos Highway
  • Shoe Avenue
  • Guerilla Street
  • Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue
  • Goodfriend Bridge
  • 6th Street
  • First Avenue / Romans Street
  • J. Molina Street
  • Katipunan Street
  • General Ordonez Avenue
  • F. Balagtas Street
  • Gen. Molina Street
  • J. P. Rizal Avenue and exited from where I entered - via San Mateo, Rizal

Barangay Kalumpang

Marikina River along Fernando Avenue

With the carabaos going down the river

River Bank Malls

SM City Marikina

At the Loyola Memorial Park

Goto for my snacks in the Marikina market

Along F. Balagtas Street after turning right from Gen. Ordonez Avenue

Water, water, water! A refilling station along Gen. Molina Street. A liter of cold water costs P9.00 only.

A refreshing bottle of Red Horse beer

Along Regalado Street on my way home

Dislodged chain.

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