Thursday, March 17, 2016

Updated: Sunday Funday at the Kids On Bikes Ph 2016

Hi Mommies, remember my post about the Kids On Bikes PH 2016? Were you able to attend the Opening last Sunday, March 6? We did, and it was a lot of fun! Actually, days prior to the event all my 3 kids were excited about it.  It could have been a great bonding for the whole family, however I was only able to bring Athena since Jaear had to work on some stuff at home that day. Nevertheless, I was pretty sure that Athena enjoyed our mommy and daughter Sunday bike date. 

Kids On Bikes were also graced by my fellow Mommy Bloggers
Lhyzie and Richelle
Usually on Sundays we wake up late, but that Sunday we woke up early since the Registration started as early as 8AM and we still have to travel from Las Pinas to SM Mall of Asia. More than Athena, I was excited for this because I want to encourage my kids to have a healthy and active lifestyle. Every weekdays we are confined indoors and don't really have time for some active playing outdoors, so weekends' really are the best days for it.

When we arrived, the Open Grounds of SM Mall of Asia was already filled with colorful balloons and banners, parents and children anticipating the fun they'll have that day, of course that includes us!

Upon registration, we were given our Race Kit which includes, Singlet jersey race shirt, a wrist band (baller), Race number sticker and Kids On Bikes water jugs. Then the fun begins!

Athena is just 3 years old so I was expecting a bike with training wheels, but I was surprised to know that those kind of bikes are not really good for beginners. The bikes they have there was called "Strider Balance Bikes" they literally don't have pedals. Children move along by pushing the ground with their feet. Strider balance bikes are more conducive for learning as it focuses on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.

The bikes are only limited so it was a first come first serve basis, but as I've mentioned on my previous post that you could also bring your own bike. We didn't bring our own bike but we were able to score one and Athena just got lucky because she got a Pink Bike, Pink is her favorite color so she was very happy. Haha! Before the race officially began, I already let Athena bike along with other kids her age. 

After the registration, they officially opened the program with a few talks from the organizers including safety measures to be observed. "Gio" (Growee's mascot) was also there, and together with the kids they did some stretching and warm up exercises.

The Race then began starting off with the Fun Ride for kids ages 3-5 years old.

It was then followed by the Bike Relay for kids ages 6-8 years old 
together with their 2 family members.

 During the race, you won't see any tension from the participants all you can see is their smiles and laughter as they enjoy the moment.
In between the race, there were organized parlor games. 

There were also installed trampoline and inflatable play pen with balls within the area which kept Athena and other kids entertained aside from biking. 

The Main race for kids ages 9-13 years old started around 11AM, in this category  “The Biker Kid Of The Year” was hailed. All the other finalists will again compete on the Finale which will also be held at SM Mall Of Asia on April 9, 2016 together with the other finalists from the upcoming leg of Kids On Bikes PH which will be held on the following dates and venues:
  • March 19, 2016 at the (Ayala Alabang Country Club)
UPDATE: The road to Kids On Bikes Ayala Alabang Leg is closed. For the second leg, they are redirecting the bikes and gearing up for an Easter Sunday bike race at UP Diliman Campus grounds.
  • March 27, 2016 at the UP Diliman Grounds
So if you missed the fun during the first round, you still have the chance to join. Nowadays, whether we like it or not kids are leading an increasingly sedentary lifestyle; they tend to spend more of their time indoors either playing with their gadgets or watching TV.  As parents we should lead a more active lifestyle by encouraging them to play outdoor sports and engage in other physical activities. That's why I am really thankful that Unilab organized activities such as this, they are reminders that being active and healthy is fun. And,in order for our kids to be able to do this, they need to have the right physical make up - they have to be tall and tough. As the slogan of Unilab's Growee vitamin says, "It’s not enough for them to be just tall, they have to be tough as well with strong bones and strong muscles" and our kids can get it from daily intake of Vitamin D!

So Mommies make sure that the vitamins you are giving your kids have Vitamin D. Give them Growee! It not only has CGF for maximum height, but also Vitamin D for strong bones and strong muscles. With Growee, "kids are not just tall, they’re tough as well".

Growee is available in all leading drugstores nationwide at the following prices: Growee Drops 15mL at P80.49, Growee Syrup 120mL at P146.90, Growee Syrup 250mL at P267.40.

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