Whether you're game for a road trip, an endurance challenge or an advocacy for safe driving and tourism, this event is for you. BMW Owners Society of Saferiders (BOSS) is once again collaborating with BMW Motorrad to stage the 10th BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge.
Happening on January 23, 2015, the event is open to motorcycle riders and also car drivers. Participants will travel a 1,200km route in 24 hours. They may choose to complete the course individually in the big bike and car divisions, or finish it with a motorcycle team in the "group of 10" division. Flag-off is at Hotel Stotsenberg in Clark, Pampanga.
Challengers are to pass through six mandatory checkpoints: Marcos Highway, Baguio; Vigan, Ilocos Sur; Magapit Bridge, Cagayan Valley; Tumauini, Isabela; San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija; and Clark, Pampanga. According to the press statement, the event aims to promote safe riding and camaraderie among motorcycle and car enthusiasts.
Interested participants must secure documentation (both for the rider/driver and the vehicle) from the LTO. Proper riding gear and motorcycle equipment are required. Only motorcycles with at least 400cc of engine displacement are allowed. And of course, only cars in tip-top shape are permitted to run the 1,200km route. Oh, and non-BMW brands are eligible to join.
If you're up for the challenge but you're feeling quite unsure of yourself, worry not. An official briefing for registered participants will take place on January 7, 6pm, at BMW Autohaus in Libis. It should help acquaint you with the route and the guidelines.
"We are proud to have inspired our fellow riders and car drivers to understand the immeasurable value of safety on the road while establishing a platform for tourism in the country," said BOSS Ironman Challenge committee chairman Petchoy Morales III.
Game? Visit www.ironmanchallenge.com.ph to download the registration form.