As part of our "Meet the TamBikers" series we chat up briefly with an entrepreneurial woman who aside from managing a health clinic and a tech gadget store, still found time to pick up a new passion during the pandemic.



 

Being in the country with one of the strictest lockdown rules in the world during the pandemic requires making adjustment to one’s freedom of movement. Even though blessed with a large geography and a small population, Australia left nothing to chance as they dealt with the first, second and third wave of the Covid-19 outbreak.



 

During the Biking Out of the Pandemic forum organized by the transport coalition Move as One, DOTr revealed plans for a bike-share system and end-of-trip bicycle facilities to be laid out in strategic Metropolitan areas later this year.

Among the places being looked upon to set-up bike-sharing stations are public transport terminals, national and local government offices as well as medical and commercial establishments.


An EOT bike parking installed by Cora Bike Rack in Australia. Photo credit: Cora

Topped my previous high of 66 km today 🤣 (newbie at tambike rider here). I'm starting to feel confident biking on different types of roads —  side streets and major roads — but I don't want to get too confident like earlier at Commonwealth, when I ditched the idea of making a U-turn on the left side and opted the safe way by carrying my bike over the foot bridge. 



Just got back from a very relaxed 33-kilometer ride from my house in Meycauyan to Obando Church - Tawiran Bridge - Bulakan, Bulakan - Bocaue and back. 



High on my list of what makes a city more livable, is the presence of bike lanes. More importantly, one which isn't penciled (for show) at the side of a busy highway — but something wide enough for cyclists to enjoy freedom of movement without worrying about hitting pedestrians and other barriers, or worse, getting hit by automobiles. 



I rented a bike near the place where I'm staying to explore Panglao Island. After making a loop when I just passed by Baclayon Church, I saw a sign that says "Bikini Beach This Way". Not one to let pass a place with the word "bikini", I followed the trail leading to an isolated stretch of white sandy beach.