5th Ilocos Sur Invitational RidePosted on: November 30, 2018
5th Ilocos Sur Invitational Ride
By Jan Carlo De Leon
It’s that time of the year again where motorcyclists are planning out their epic year ender ride. One of the most popular year end epic rides is the much awaited Ilocos Sur Invitational Ride, now running on it’s 5th year last Nov 30, 2018. Over a thoursand riders from all over Luzon converged in Vigan to be a part of an exclusive riders only buffet lunch on the scenic Banaoang bridge and dinner at the Vigan Convention Center capped of by entertainment and presentations in the evening.
At the helm of this epic gathering is Cong Ronald Singson and the LGU’s of Ilocos Sur who organized the event as part of a campaign to attract more tourists into the area – specifically motorcycle riders, their families and friends.
The evening celebrations were highlighted by live the performances of Andrew E and Gizelle Sanches who gave everyone a great show with singing, rapping and laughter. Congressman Singson was pleasantly surprised at the turnout and said, “We were caught off-guard with the number of participants who came, we didn’t expect this huge number.”
The weekend ended just as wonderfully as it started – with rides in and around the Ilocos region where tourist attractions like Calle Crisologo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bantay Bell Tower, Padre Burgos House and National Museum got a boost of visitors – definitely one of the best epic rides a rider can do once a year.