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Culture

The things that set us apart and unite us. The passions we share that make us love cycling all the more.

Finding bikes in our history

Students of history will be quick to tell you that what we know of the past is based on what we can find of its fragments. We scour archives for documents, photos, correspondences, scripts, journals, publications, and manuscripts; and, like...

Why Wait? Ride Now!

After having lived for four years in a bike-friendly city, I came back to Manila in 2002 for good, hoping I could continue using a bicycle as my primary mode of transport. Sadly, though, with the harsh reality of living in a city that is friendly to...

Why I want my next bike to be a CUB

Sometimes a fresh interpretation of an old idea catches your attention and makes you feel like it’s novel and unique. The Compact Utility Bicycle (CUB) made this immediate impression on me once I got my hands on it. This Filipinized version of the...

CM Travels: Batanes by Bicycle

If you search #batanes on Instagram, your feed will be filled with photos of rolling hills, cliffs, lighthouses, stone houses, views of the ocean, rocky beaches, and people posing with these scenic landscapes. Last weekend, I had the opportunity of...

Bikepacking: Quezon City to Tagaytay

We decided to spend the long weekend on our bikes, traveling from Quezon City to Tagaytay and back. Watch and see what Metro Manila looks like without traffic, and find out if you can try this out with your friends during one of the long weekends in...