DCHR Gabe Trias Officiates Dipolog Bike Race

June 26-28, 2009, Gulayon, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte - DCHR Gabe Trias officiated the BMX Supercross and 4 Cross Racing held last June 26-28 in Dipolog City. Invited by the organizer of the event, Russel Ortega from Virginia, USA, DCHR Gabe flew in to Dipolog with two top riders from Luzon - Jeff Odviar from Rosario, Cavite and Ely Zapanta from Diliman, Quezon City. As part of the club's Sports Development program, DCHR Gabe is currently promoting the BMX Racing and 4-Cross competitions using the rules of the world governing body of bike sports competition, Union Cyclste Internationale, based in Switzerland.

Threatened by a storm, the race was postponed on the 28th to give way for the race track to dry up. 16 year old Jhong Hormillosa from Iloilo City ruled both the BMX Supercross and 4 Cross Racing edging out veterans Mitchel Beatriz from Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat, Cotobato and Jeff Odviar from Rosario, Cavite. Mitchel won all his motos in BMX Supercross Open-Elite Men 19 & Over except in the final run where he placed fifth loosing his pedal grip finishing only second with 7 points to Jhong who earned 5 points grabbing the championship round. Jeff finished second to Jhong in the 4Cross competition while Mitchel placed third.

 

DCHR Gabe with top riders Mitchell Beatriz, Jeff Odviar and Ely Zapanta.

At the quarters provided by the organizer for DCHR Gabe with the 3 top riders.

The race track prepared for the event with the starting gate
controlled by a pneumatic system - the only one in the Philippines!.

The top riders competing in the 4 Cross Open - Elite Men 19 & Over.

DCHR Gabe with the participants of the race.

DCHR Gabe with the top riders and organizer Russel Ortega.

DCHR Gabe and organizer Russel presenting the awards to the winners of the race.