"Biking in the South will not be complete if you have not eaten at the famous Aling Pinas
Carinderia in Silang, Cavite. I am sure John Lloyd Cruz, Gary V, and all the other stars who are into Mountain Biking will agree.
Aling Pinas is like the oasis of bikers going to Tagaytay or Silang Trails. Sometimes even if we are already thirsty, our biking buddies will tell us, "Malapit na. Konting tiis na lang. Dun na tayo kina Aling Pinas kumain or uminom para diretcho pahinga na."
During their Fiesta in February, Aling P gives back to her customers by offering free food. Her house is open to everyone, even if you have to do the number 3. This is the kind and accomodating Aling P we all know. Recently, we learned that Aling P is undergoing dialysis. We also heard that her family, as advised by Aling P's nephrologist, would want her to undergo kidney transplant. We do not know if they have the financial capacity to support this. A kidney transplant could cost about 1.5M. Her beautiful daughter Regine will be the donor. For sure we will not be able to raise a million in this ride, but whatever amount we wholeheartedly contribute would make Aling P and her loved ones smile even for a day.
With this thought in mind, we are inviting all mountain bikers who were touched, in one way or the other of Aling Ps kindness and generosity. Let us unite, ride, and share our blessings. This is not a force solicitation. Any support in whatever way, whether by just eating in Aling P, making a donation or by praying for her fast recovery will come a long way. To those who plans to donate, we suggest that you join this ride so you can share your blessings and give it directly to Aling P.
Note: The organizers of this ride are not relatives of Aling P. We are just simple mountain bikers, generous to people in need.
TAMA NA ANG ENGLISH...P A D Y A K A N NA!!!
1st Meet-up (Bikers from North) - Petron/Chowking Macapagal Blvd corner Edsa
Meeting Time - 5:30am
Ride Out - 6am
Route: Macapagal Blvd > Bgy Don Galo access road (dulo ng Macapagal) > turn right Quirino Ave > pass by St Andrews > pass by Bamboo Organ >
2nd Meet-up 6:45am - under Alabang-Zapote flyover with LPedal > turn right going to Coastal Extension > Molino Blvd > turn right Molino - Paliparan Rd >
3rd Meet-up with CAMBIO at Gran Trail Cavite 7:30am
Paliparan > turn right GMA Carmona Rd > turn left agad sa Rd going to Silang > Aling Pinas
Final Meet-up with Bikers from Laguna at Aling Pinas 10-11am
Things to bring: helmet, sunglasses, hydrobag, tools, extra tube, extra missing link, extra dropout, extra brake pads, head lights, rear lights, trail food, extra cash, cellphone, whistle, ziplock for your gadgets in case it rains, and well tuned up bike. Sorry dami nakalagay. Mabuti na maging boyscout para laging handa.
What to expect? road, 35 degrees temperature minimum, banayad na uphill, trails or purely road depende sa trip niyo pauwi.
Going back to Manila? Bikers have the following options: a.) go down via Silang Trails / Upak. b.) go down via cardiac hill c.) via aguinaldo e.) back track
or you might want to ride for another 5-7 kms uphill going to Tagaytay before going back to Manila.
Difficulty Level - Moderate to Hard
Visa Requirement - Whole Day
Stamina Level - Medium to High (because of the heat)
Confirmed - please sign up if you are joining this ride so Aling P will know how many bikers will eat in her carinderia.
Confirmed - please sign up here or at Facebook event if you are joining this ride so Aling P will know how many bikers will eat in her carinderia.
This event is hosted by the CPB-PMTB
Leopoldo C. Ocampo
Let's support this cause.
Kudos to the organizers!