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Hundreds of Mountain Bikers converge in GenSan Sept 19

This weekend, September 19, 2010, Sunday to be exact, the best mountain bikers from all over Mindanao and other parts of the country will once again gather in what is one of the biggest outdoor sports competitions ever to be staged in these parts of the island – the Yellowfin Tuna XC Mountain Bike Challenge Year 9!

Now on its ninth year, this annual competition is an official event of the Tuna Festival Celebration.  It is spearheaded by the General Santos -Matutum OffRoad Bike Riders Association (GS-MORBA). As in the past, the organizers have ensured that all mountain bike enthusiasts of all ages, size and skill levels get a chance to participate in the 30-kilometer or so cross-country race.

Categories are divided into Elite, Masters, Veterans, Seniors, Juniors, Fun Ride A, Fun Ride B, Fun Ride C and Ladies. The swiftest from among these categories will be awarded individually.

The oldest, youngest and heaviest riders will also be recognized.  The city with the most # of delegation will likewise win a special award.

Pre-Race Registration of the participants will start on September 18, Saturday at the area infront of the Tropical Motorama Parts, CED Buildings, National Highway from 9am to 5pm.

Race Day Registration on September 19 transfers to the Robinsons Place starting at 7am.  Early birds will have a chance to win special prizes.

The 28.5 kilometer race course will traverse the scenic hills of Barangays Katangawan (Starting Point), Olympog, Mabuhay, Conel and Lagao.  Its (NEW) finish line is at the area infront of Sunrise Subdivision, Conel Road.

Below is the race route map.

GS-Morba through its very active leader Rene Santos (grandson of Gen. Paulino Santos) would like to thank all who have constantly been supporting his group’s cause for healthy living through mountain biking.  Below is the poster containing all the names of these generous friends.

Good luck to all the participants of the Yellowfin Tuna XC Mountain OffRoad Bikers Challenge Year 9!!!

For more info, please contact Noel (0922-8404580) or Charlie (0928-5503438).

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  1. fahdingding says:

    Nice event!

  2. […] 6 so far today Another sports event will take place this weekend aside from the Mountain OffRoad Bikers Challenge.  This time, it’s gonna be a two-day affair and it’s soooo right for the Tuna […]

  3. GS MORBittZ says:

    Mega Thanks, Mr. Bariles for this promotion. Ano size ng shirt mo? he he he. By the way, many many thank you sa mga mababait na SPONSORS na kahit na Krisis ay mabilis bumunot pa rin ng kanilang mga wallets. Of course, my gratitude to the magnificent Race Committee Chairmen and members. Mga 75 na GS MORBA members ito lahat. Special mentionTo my very valuable Solcitors and co members Danny and. Eugene na halos kalahati ng funds for the Race ay sila ang kumayod. Bikeful and Fishful Gensan sa inyong lahat!


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