Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TLBF going to the 2009 North American Handmade Bicycle Show!

We at the TLBF love bikes!  That's pretty much the understatement of the year!  And what better place to soak up and enjoy some of the most beautiful bikes in the world, than to attend the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS)?   Scheduled on February 27 - March 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana, I'll be flying to the US to attend the show.

I'll be flying out from Manila, Philippines on board Philippine Airlines   (www.philippineairlines.com) and will be meeting Jeremy of Sycip bikes  (www.sycip.com) and hang with the cool guys at Sycip during  the show.  Looking forward to the bike builds and meeting some friends during the show!

I'll have to fly back to the Philippines immediately after the show to make sure the preparations are all set in place for the 2009 TLBF, which will be about a month after the NAHBS.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Events of the 2009 TLBF

Mountain Bike:
Cross Country (26", 29er & SingleSpeed)
Dirt Jumping

Road Bike:
"Tour de Larrazabal"
3-day, 4-stage race
Road Race
Mountain Stage

Olympic Distance

Supercross Competition
Dirt Jumping


FilBike - Bicycle Expo and Outdoor Demo (with a pump track)

Stay tuned for more events will be announced in the coming days.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sights set for 2009 TLBF

Welcome to the TLBF blog... We'll be posting updates and news about the festival here.  We also have a website, www.tlbf.org.

Things are going along pretty well.  We have the full support of the Department of Tourism, and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.  Everyone's pretty excited and looking forward to the 2009 TLBF, which will be held on April 2-5, 2009, at Subic.

We'll be building the courses for the different mountain bike races starting next month... Right after the holidays.

Now it's time to eat, ride, eat, party, eat, ride, and eat some more!




Every cause must have a reason. For the past seven years the Terry Larrazabal Bike Festival has been in honor of a man who has lived in an unobtrusive way.

Born the eldest boy of a family of seven on April 4, 1938 to the late Potenciano Larrazabal and Aniceta Veloso, Terry, as he was fondly called, lived his life devoid of the glitter of fame and fortune of which his family was blessed. Wealth and honor never got the better of him. He lived a simple life, married in September 24, 1961 to an equally simple lady in the person of Adelina Yrastorza, he begot eight children whom he brought up frugally, instilling in them proper family values centering around family solidarity. He was a father overly generous to his children almost to a fault. He was a loving husband and a good provider to his family, being a sugar planter and a businessman in his own right.

Terry was not an ambitious man. By force of circumstances, however, he accepted the position as OIC Mayor of Ormoc after the EDSA revolution, having been appointed by then President Corazon Aquino. That proved the beginning of his political life. Political fame, however, was not his to achieve. Quietly as he had lived, he passed away on December 9, 1999, a victim of lung cancer.

Next year marks the seventh time that the Terry Larrazabal Bike Festival is held to cultivate in the youth an aptitude for physical power through a sport, which caters to the young and not so young, rich and poor alike. It is the hope of the family that this legacy will pass on as the years go, in humble remembrance of a man worthy of emulation.

Terry Larrazabal Bike Festival

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