Polkit: Who are they?

Polkit Cycling Club circa 2012

Polkit Cycling Club circa 2012

Perhaps you have seen Polkit Cycling Group on a Saturday or Sunday morning rolling along Jetti, Macapagal Ave., Pasay City. They were the cyclists packed pedalling easy and chatting with each other at SM Mall of Asia Grounds. We could also see them having coffee along Baywalk in Roxas Blvd., Manila. The group was formed some dates last October 2010.

at PICC, Manila 1980

at PICC, Manila 1980

Before Polkit was formed and named, these cyclists from Manila and Makati were biking together during late 70′s. During their younger years, Manila to Baguio was just a piece of cake, not to mentioned their memorable ride during Edsa Revolution, also known as People Power 1.

Edsa Revolution 1986

Edsa Revolution 1986

I can’t compare enough their passion in bicycle and investments in their friendship through the years. These photos will humbly prove what and who they are.

Quezon City Circle Criterium

Quezon City Circle Criterium

Jef Gregorio 1989

Jef Gregorio 1989

Eric Cruz 1996

Eric Cruz 1996

When I asked one of the members about the thrust of Polkit, he replied “hindi natatapos ang samahan sa pagpadyak.” Like common friends, they share their life’s joys and hardship, dealing beyond their differences but remained friends.

Technology may changed, old-school developed photos to digital photos, bicycle frame maybe folding or upright, cyclist may have its classification but for me, my friendship with them won’t change.

Hope the legacy of Polkit lives forever in cycling community. Long live Polkits!

Photos from Jef Gregorio, Eric Cruz and Roland Dela Vega

Dance and Ride at Livestrong Day

“I wish we had Zumba more”, those were the exact words I heard from┬áTina Zamora of Loop Bikers and Carol Tiamzon of Polkit as we paced almost a thousand cyclists, who joined the Livestrong Circulo Verde Twilight Ride in Quezon City last May 20.

Yes you heard it right! I danced. Zumba is a latin-inspired dance fitness brought to the Philippines. Actually, I had thoughts of not joining the stretching few minutes before the ride, because dancing is not my cup of tea but when I saw the guys wiggled and stomped their feet… Eric Bergara, Tessa Prieto, Joey Santos (VP for Ortigas Real Estate Properties), staff of Circulo Verde and the music, I couldn’t help myself :) Thanks Gold’s Gym.

Me and Carol

Zumba Leaders

It was drizzled throughout our 21 Kms twilight ride from Circulo Verde going to Ortigas properties. It was 6:00pm already when we got back at Circulo Verde open field and barbeques, Nachos, San Miguel Beers and more foodies greeted us.

Tiendesitas with Eric, Tessa, Tina, Carol

It was a fun reunion for the supporters and volunteers of Livestrong Team Philippines.  Met friends from AWAT Bikers, Biker Friends, Loop Bikers, Bike Campers, Polkit, BikeBros PH, Philmofo and more.

Hope to see more supporters in October for Livestrong Day 2012.

More pictures at Mountain Bike Philippines – Circulo Verde Livestrong Twilight Ride and Circulo Verde Facebook Fan Page.

Photo credits to: Gary Pole and Dennis Zamora of Loop Bikers and Circulo Verde.

Happy International Women’s Month

I would like to take a toast and celebrate this International Women’s Month to all ladies who uphold bravery, freedom, unity, equality, independency, stability and leadership. Cheers to all loving, strong, achiever and survivor ladies of this 21st century.

Photo by: Eric Cruz of Polkit.org

Just one of the few


Hi guys, I would like to meet my new folding bike, Peerless Lite, which I bought few days ago from a good friend of mine. As for the riding style, I can’t compare enough the difference between a mountain bike and a folding bike because they are both fun and ease of use.

My folding bike helped me appreciate the convenience of urban biking more and change my cycling fashion. No more cycling apparel, no more cycling shorts, no to clipless shoes just be yourself. Feel free to express yourself and wear anything with your bike.