Quezon City News
QC opens Katipunan Freedom biking trail
In a bid to promote a healthier lifestyle and celebrate Quezon City's rich historical heritage, approximately 500 QCitizen bikers participated in the inauguration of the pioneering Katipunan Freedom Trail (KFT). The trail winds through five significant historical sites within Quezon City, encapsulating the essence of the city's pivotal role during the revolution.
Organized by the Quezon City Tourism Department (QCTD) and the Department of Public Order and Safety Green Transport Office (DPOS-GTO) as part of the city's 84th founding anniversary festivities, the KFT serves as a poignant reminder of the city's historical significance.
With the city's strong advocacy for sustainable and eco-friendly practices, the initiative aims to encourage the residents to embrace biking as an alternative mode of transportation. Not only does it help in reducing pollution, thereby safeguarding the environment, but it also provides immense health benefits to the citizens.
The bike run commenced at the Andres Bonifacio Shrine in Balintawak, leading the participants through Barangay Apolonio Samson, the Cry of Pugad Lawin, and the Melchora "Tandang Sora" Aquino National Shrine, where descendants of Tandang Sora were present. The route continued through the Holy Parish Cross Church in Barangay Krus na Ligas, culminating at the City Hall.
During the event, the QCTD conducted informative lectures at each historical landmark, enlightening the participants about the importance of each site in the city's rich tapestry of history. Participants were also provided with bike repair kits, helmets, and meals, underscoring the city's commitment to fostering a community of active and informed citizens.
Notable figures in attendance included DPOS Head Elmo DG. San Diego, DPOS-GTO Chief Cora Medes, Traffic and Transport Management Department OIC Dexter Cardenas, Assistant City Administrator (ACA) Alberto Kimpo, ACA Atty. Rene Grapilon, City Architect Department Arch. Lucille Chua, and QCTD OIC Tetta Tirona, highlighting the concerted effort of the city's various departments in making the event a success.
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