Bicycle riders should be fit, strong to ride, says MMDA

Bicycle is becoming the favorite mode of transportation during the COVID-19 quarantine, but bikers need something to check first before hitting the road.

SUDDEN DEATH. A biker died after collapsing in EDSA-Magallanes early Friday. Photo courtesy of Bong Nebrija
Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic chief Bong Nebrija urged bikers to make sure they are healthy and strong enough to tackle the scorching summer heat.

“To all fellow bikers out there, please make sure you’re fit enough to endure the distance and heat while pedaling to work,” said Nebrija on his social medial wall.

He issued the statement following the death of a male biker who “suddenly collapsed while plying the Magallanes southbound” in EDSA.

The biker was pronounced dead on arrival at the Makati Medical Center.

Nebrija personally checked on the rider who was suspected to have suffered from heatstroke. The MMDA official also found out later that the deceased was a former MMDA employee.

Nebrija also asked the brother-in-law of the victim how they found out about the incident.

“May kamag-anak po kaming nakabasa ng post niyo sa FB nakita po yung bike kaya tinawagan yung kapatid nya para i-check. Buhos na rin lang po ng damdamin,” Nebrija quoting the relative as saying.

Topics: Metro Manila Development Authority , Bong Nebrija , COVID-19 , Bicycle , Makati Medical Center
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