A year or two ago, both our kids hopped on their bikes after school. They would ride around the neighborhood, sometimes with their friends. My husband and I encouraged this kind of physical activity. It takes them off of their gadgets and allows them to be more active. Biking is not only enjoyable but poses a lot of health benefits as well.
I grew up in the 80’s. We didn’t have any gadgets nor the internet. Kids were always seen in the streets playing. Some of our weekends were spent renting bikes around CCP. Filipino families would flock the CCP grounds to ride bikes, jog, play and even have a picnics. It has probably become a Filipino tradition back in the 80’s to early 90’s.
My husband and I wanted to take our kids there. We heard that the bike rentals have long been dismantled. We were hoping to find a similar place where our kids could have that same kind of fun outdoors. And we found that at the Filinvest City, Alabang Biking Rentals. Here’s the map.
The biking area does not allow parking. You can either use the parking space of Manang’s Restaurant and Southpoint Driving Range. Or at the adjacent Festival Mall. It’s a quick walk to the site from these two areas. You will enjoy the short walk as the streets are lined up with trees.
Bike rentals are from 80 to 100 pesos an hour depending on the size of the bicycle. There are BMXs, “lady bikes”, mountain bikes, side cars, and go carts. While the kids are pedaling off somewhere, you can opt for a quick run or walk too. The open spaces are also suitable for a game of badminton or frisbee.
The CCP biking rentals have long gone but my memory of that place has been etched in my heart. It will always be part of my childhood. Now, we are creating new memories and even traditions for own family. And we have this video of img_0237 of our fun time at the Filinvest City.