Engineer Marcelo Ferdinand ‘Dindo’ Picardal, governor of Eastern Samar, has thrown his full support to the 2018 BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge, a 1,200-km endurance event designed not only to test riders’ capabilities but promote tourism in Region 6 as well.
Around 600 participants of the BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge will take off from the Provincial Capitol Gymnasium of Borongan City in Eastern Samar-Visayas Leg on Nov. 9 before traversing on at least nine other cities and municipalities of Samar, Leyte and Biliran islands.
Lito Flores, president of the BMW Owner Society of Safe Riders and chairman of BOSS IMC organizing committee, said this is the first edition of the BOSS Ironman in the Visayas in time for the 53rd founding anniversary of Eastern Samar this year.
The participants—all riding on motorcycles with engine displacement 400cc and above, and four-wheeled vehicles—will cross the picturesque 2.16-km San Juanico Bridge in proceeding to Leyte. The riders must return to Borongan City to complete the route.
With the support of BMW Motorrad Philippines, Petron Corporation and Department of Tourism, Flores assured participants of a fun-filled event as the local government units will prepare exciting programs highlighting the colorful history of their respective towns and cities.
PNP-HPG Riders Club, composed of former and active members of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group led by the unit’s present director, Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo, partnered with BOSS in the staging of the Visayas edition. Former PNP chief and now Bureau of Corrections director general Ronald dela Rosa is among the participants.
The riders must complete the 1,200-km route to be declared a ‘finisher.’
Traffic laws, particularly speed limit, will be strictly implemented along the route to ensure safety not only of the participants but the general public as well, Flores emphasized.
Riders may visit the Facebook page of BOSS Ironman Challenge XIII.