The 350-kilometer Quirino to Quirino (Q to Q) motorbike ride, aiming to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the late President Elpidio Quirino and the 44th Founding anniversary of Quirino Province is set to fire off on September 11.
Q to Q will roll off at 4 a.m. at the Quirino grandstand in Manila and will end in Quirino Province in the Cagayan Valley Region. Both places were named after President Quirino, the sixth president of the Philippines. Over 100 participants are expected to join the road trip.
“This is a historical event and we want to make it as a tradition in honor of the late President Quirino,” Quirino Province Governor Junie Cua said during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at Shakey’s in Malate, Manila.
“This year [also]marks the province’s 44th founding anniversary, and we are quite excited to collaborate with the President Elpidio Quirino (PEQ) Foundation for this event as part of our continued effort to promote our province as a prime tourist destination,” Cua added.
The event will also usher in the annual Gov. Junie E. Cua Motocross Cup from September 12 to 13 at the Quirino Capitol Sports and Tourism Complex. Quirino Province is known as Motorismo Capital of the Northern Philippines because of its terrain that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country.
“The foundation has partnered with the local government of Quirino to raise awareness for the province. Hopefully, through this event, we will be able to turn more eyes on Quirino as the remaining Green Province in the Northern Luzon,” said PEQ Foundation trustee Cory Quirino, grandchild of the late President Quirino.
Registration for the Q to Q motorbike ride is free. Interested parties can contact 6355195 to 97, 09189209419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.