Biking is not only fitness-friendly, environment-friendly, but it’s also a friendly fun activity for friends and family-bonding time . . . or even for your alone time. And now biking has gotten even more exciting with the new Circulo Verde’s The Bike Playground.
Offering a unique Biking Experience, The Bike Playground has so much to offer biking enthusiasts and newbies — the Philippines’ first Signature Pump Park, a 1 km Outdoor Trail, and an Outdoor Kids Track. The Bike Playground will no doubt encourage more Filipinos to take up biking and at the same time elevate the biking scene to another level.

SAM_4996The Bike Playground welcomes beginners and serious trainers. It caters to all skill levels and different types of bicycles from mountain bikes and road bikes to BMX and Cyclocross. It not only sets the benchmark for world-class biking facilities but also enables more Filipinos enjoy biking and its benefits for the long haul. Where else can you have a superb biking experience burning calories away as you relive your childhood love for the sport? Only at Ortigas & Company’s The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde.
SAM_4987“Fun + Training”
A biker at fun is one with his bike & terrain, each muscle reacting to every bump from muscle memory gained though countless hours of childhood biking fun outdoors. “And while other tracks & trails in the country intimidate non pros, The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde stands out by integrating fun in the training aspect of the sport,” shares Parabanne Mendoza, professional cyclist and MTB (Mountain Bike) National Coach.

SAM_4997“It is a suitable venue for those who want to try biking and all those who want to squeeze in their biking time before or after work, or simply hang out with their kids,” adds Parabanne Mendoza, whose team will likewise be overseeing the operations of The Bike Playground.

Swiss Race Lines: The Country first’s World Class Pump TrackSAM_5024
The Bike Playground boasts of the Philippines’ first and only signature pump park built by Velosolutions headed by international designer and mountain bike luminary Claudio Caluori.   It houses the country’s first indoor and first asphalt pump park contributing to our local cycling community’s development.
SAM_5034Swiss-born designer Caluori discovered his passion for mountain biking at a young age and went on to ride competitively from the late 1990s. While serving as team manager for Gstaad-Scott, a World Championships winning team of riders, Claudio started building world-class pump tracks, pump parks, and downhill trails all over the world. He designs each track with unlimited possibilities in order to unlock talents & push boundaries. “There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the children’s faces light up during their first laps on a pump track we just built,” says Caluori.
SAM_5009The launch of the much anticipated The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde was hosted by Dyan Castillejo, former tennis player and host of the popular sports program “Sports U” aired over ABS-CBN.  The excitement especially among the biking community reached fever pitch with the special participation of French Pump Track Champion Adrien Loron and world-renowned American Fixed Gear Racer Addison Zawada.
SAM_5026Loron started with skateboarding at 3 before moving on to surfing and snowboarding and finally tried his hand at BMX racing for 15 years plus Motocross and MTB. He has been racing in MTB events from 2013 and Pro since 2014. His career started properly after winning the 2013 title for both the Crankworx Europe.
Loron started with skateboarding at 3 before moving on to surfing and snowboarding and finally tried his hand at BMX racing for 15 years plus Motocross and MTB. He has been racing in MTB events from 2013 and Pro since 2014. His career started properly after winning the 2013 title for both the Crankworx Europe (Les Deux Alpes) and Crankworx Whistler Rockshox Pumptrack Challenges. Loron’s last three World Championship titles are Pumptrack in 2015, Speed&Style in 2016, and Pumptrack again in 2016.
17390750_10154566051602956_5676083808285223079_oOther than being a fast and stylish rider, Adrien has also helped build pump tracks around the world, creating more places to ride for the next generation of riders. “Building is very special to me,” says Adrien. “I love to race and entertain people with my riding but when you build tracks, it’s different. It’s something riders can enjoy for a long time.”

The Bike Playground Offerings:
Bike Rentals (signature bikes)
Pump Track – Mongoose Fireball
Outdoor Trail – GT, La Pierre, Sandugo
Kid’s trail – Toddy Push Bikes
Resident Wrench
Effren Serrano
Personalized Coaching
Bike Yoga sessions – improves performance & breathing
Monthly Clinics
Operating Hours : 7:00am – 8:00pm (last call)
Rates :
P65 – day time
P90 – night time
Other amenities
Shower Lounge – to be operational by April
Watch out for upcoming events – High altitude training & Pump Track Challenge
Follow @thebikeplayground in FB & IG
Circulo Verde, Ortigas & Co.’s 10-hectare master planned mixed use community in Calle Industria, Quezon City will leave you breathless as it incorporates cycling as its latest addition to its 5 residential towers, intimate community of townhouses, retail stores, restaurants, and tranquil open spaces.
“Combining small town charm with big city dynamism, it is another testament to Ortigas & Company’s commitment in transforming some of the country’s most iconic places into a hub that weaves living, shopping, business, and entertainment,” says Architect Renee C. Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas & Company.
Circulo Verde is strategically located and is accessible via the metro’s major thoroughfares, including EDSA, Ortigas Avenue, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, and Marcos Highway. It is also a stone’s throw away from Ortigas Malls namely Estancia, Tiendesitas, and Greenhills Shopping Center.