Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world – Grant Petersen

Cycling has been the most sought-after exercise and mode of transportation since after lockdowns were eased in various parts of the country. In the Philippines, increase in bike sales has been noted since many people are now shifting to “bike-to-work” transportation mode.

Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have joined the bandwagon and are now having fun trying this new commuting scheme. “Aside from burning calories, biking to work makes one happier,” one employee observes.

Indeed, biking to work allows one to observe his surroundings, to listen to the birds and be able to wave or smile at passing cyclists – these all help reduce stress from work and it saves money from commuting. It is a healthier, cheaper, and a greener alternative.

Thus, the Provincial ENR Office (PENRO) in Antique had donated bike rack to the DENR regional office. As an active cyclists himself, PENR Officer Andres T. Untal personally delivered and turned-over to Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Raul L. Lorilla the bike rack made of iron scraps which the PENRO employees has collected.

“This is a good example of re-using scraps. I would like to commend the efforts made by the PENRO employees headed by PENRO Untal for this brilliant project,” said regional executive director Francisco E. Milla, Jr.

Furthermore, PENRO Antique in collaboration with Antique Mountain Bikers Association, Inc. (AMBA) had also turned-over a bike rack to Mc Donalds, San Jose Antique Branch. This initiative aims to encourage LGUs and business sectors to install bike racks in their establishments to cater the increasing number of bikers throughout the province. /DENR 6