Nuvali Dirt Weekend is a Qualifying Race for the 2016 World Mountain Bike Championship

Nuvali Dirt Weekend takes mountain bike racing a notch higher as it stages the Philippine qualifying race for the 2016 World Mountain Bike Championships. Started in 2009, Dirt Weekend has been recognised as one of the country’s premium cycling events among MTB professionals and enthusiasts.

Dirt Weekend started on November 6, and will run until November 7 and 8, 2015, in Nuvali, Laguna. “We are honoured that Nuvali is hosting this prestigious international cycling event. Biking is part of the environmentally-responsible culture that we are trying to cultivate in Nuvali. We continuously develop programs that are attuned to the local biking community – programs that promote a healthier lifestyle by encouraging biking as a mode of transportation and recreation. Also, we would like to serve as a platform for globally competitive athletes from the Philippines to get a chance to compete in the global stage,” said John Estacio, Nuvali General Manager.

Dirt Weekend will feature four MTB races, each requiring a unique set of mountain biking skills, throughout a three-day period of non-stop festivities revolving around the popular cycling sport. Two of these events are official UCI races.

Nuvali Dirt Weekend Finisher's Medal

Nuvali Dirt Weekend Finisher’s Medal

The main event is the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Cross Country Marathon (XCM) World Series qualifying race, which enables top finishers to move up to the 2016 Cross Country Marathon World Championship in France. The XCM course in Nuvali runs for 70 kilometres and is riddled with technical descents as well as rocky paths and obstacles, designed to mimic a mountain terrain. The UCI Cross Country Olympic (XCO) is similar to the XCM but shorter at 35 kilometres. The XCO is a “Registered Class 3” UCI race that lets the elite riders earn UCI points.

The Four Cross Race is a gravity or downhill event that features four riders racing at the same time through a challenging BMX-like trail of jumps, drops and obstacles, with the top finisher proceeding to the next round.

Finally, there’s the Dirt Weekend Cross Country Race, which is Nuvali’s signature cycling event that draws cover 1,000 riders yearly in an exhilarating dash around its 35 kilometre dirt trail.

Feel the thrill and rush of the speeding bikes as the rides take on the challenge of the Nuvali Dirt Weekend!

How to Get to Nuvali?

Nuvali is accessible via multiple exits of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) at Mamplasan, Sta. Rosa, Eton-Greenfield, Silangan and Canlubang. One can also take any of the public buses that ply to the estate from major centers like Makati, Bonifacio Global City and Balibago.

About Nuvali

Nuvali is a 2,290-hectare masterplanned mixed-use development that straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba in Laguna. It is Ayala Land’s largest estate development to date with approximately 50% of the whole development dedicated to green and open spaces. Through the years, it has become a notable stomping ground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts via its nature amenities such as the 35-kilometer mountain bike and running trail. It also features a multi-functional lake, hiking paths, and a Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary.

Nuvali is a complete self-supporting eco-community that is home to 12,000 residential units, two business process outsourcing (BPO) buildings, a leisure shopping mall, and two prestigious schools. A world-class health facility is set to rise on the estate grounds by the second quarter of 2016.


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