Ropali, Honda join forces for 4th Partakan Festival
Ropali Motorcycles and Honda Philippines, Inc., together with other major sponsors Kawasaki Motor Philippines, Inc., Yamaha Motor Philippines and Suzuki Philippines, have joined forces for the 4th annual Partakan Festival at Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan on April 14-15.
Aldous Alingog, general manager of Ropali Motorcycles, said that the festival expects this year some 5,000 to 7,000 participants.
"This partnership promises to be bring more thrills and excitement. Expect the tranquil atmosphere of the famous 'Boracay of the North' to participants as they face various challenges in this year's ride and rock fest that celebrates the brotherhood, passion and freedom of motorists," said Alingog, during a press briefing at the Ropali Plaza showroom in Pasig City.
One of the many challenging and thrilling activities at the festival is the Amazing Ride Moto-Tourism Challenge sponsored by Shell where participants can win up to P20,000 cash and other prizes.
"This festival is open to everyone. It's not just motorcycle enthusiasts. This is open to riders, commuters, clubs, family members, backpackers, or barkadas," said Ariane Arabel Alingog, president, Ropali Motorcycles.
Patterned after the Amazing Race TV series in the US, the Amazing ride aims to promote tourism, camaraderie, and family bonding.
This competition will feature teams of five members who must complete challenges at different Shell stations.
The Auto/Moto Speed Challenge is a time-based motorcycle and automatic drag race sponsored by Kawasaki that will determine the rider with the fastest time within a certain distance.
In the Bail Out Challenge similar to the hit TV series Wipe Out, contestants will be tested for their strength, intelligence and patience.
Yamaha will sponsor the volleyball tournament, off-road gymkhana, and trail ride. There will be a Battle of the Bands concert, Summer ReVibe Hip Hop Dance Showdown and the Partakan Summer Bod Swimsuit Competition.
Participants can also attend safety riding seminars, join sand-building contests, and various water activities. A brand new motorcycle will also be raffled off.
Sponsored by Ropali Motorcycles, one of the biggest motorcycle dealers in the country with 128 branches nationwide, the Partakan Festival is supported by Suzuki Philippines, Kymco Philippines, Mahindra Ginebra, Spyder, WRU, Shield Helmets, Tree Top Adventure, Pioneer and Universal Robina. For more information and to register, visit www.partakan.com. - Robert R. Requintina