HISTORY: SIKAD OZAMIZ BIKE CHALLENGE
SIKAD is a cebuano term for BIKING or as a slang word for biking known for every cebuano dialect.
SIKAD Ozamiz Bike Challenge is an annual event by the Ozamiznon Cyclist enthusiast held during the Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Concepcion del Triumfo (Birhen sa Cotta) on every 16th of July. This cycling competition is one of the highlight events of the festivities. This activity has been initiated by the former City Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” O. Parojinog Sr., and Atty. ROBERTO “Baraks” A. CANTAGO JR. present city councilor and the founder of SIKAD Ozamiz. The purpose of which is so that our friendly residents in the hinterland barangays will also feel the spirit of city fiesta. It also seeks to extend the festivities to the surrounding provinces and to invite people to visit and experience Ozamiz City and Misamis Occidental.
After hosting a successful national level competition in 2009 and 2010. Again this year 2011 Atty. Cantago initialized the 3rd SIKAD OZAMIZ MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE. This time however, the newly formed MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL ASSOCIATION OF BIKERS (MOAB) Inc. with PC Supt JORGE CARREON NERI III (Ret) as its president, spearheaded the cycling competition. Since MOAB is a fully accredited and SEC Registered group, it fittingly inherited and in the process incorporated the said activity to its list of annual events.
This year’s 3rd SIKAD Ozamiz was successfully organized through the efforts of visionary MOAB officers and members. The goal was to simply offer biking enthusiast pure fun in a great ride. New and innovative concepts were used and were visibly enjoyed by the 110 competitors who raced the 27 kilometers of all-terrain race route. Next year, the 2012 4rth SIKAD Ozamiz hopes to be more challenging and fun.