Ang Kalatas January 2016 - Page 16

16 SPORTS THE MESSAGE. BRINGING INTO FOCUS FILIPINO PRESENCE IN AUSTRALIA | Volume 6 | Number 4 | JANUARY 2016 ‘SIKAD TA BAI, DAI’ HOLDS FILOZ DUATHLON RACE Western Sydney’s PinOz Sikad Ta Bai (STB) duathlon cycling group held its first anniversary and Christmas bash last month at the Sydney International Regatta Center, Penrith. By: Marilie Bomediano The group is composed mainly of Visayan-speaking male riders “The Sikad Ta Bai (STBSydney Chapter), the founding duathlon cycling group was formed two years ago, in search of a less bodily intensive sports, less than basketball or football . STB has recently formed the women’s cycling group last November called Sikad Ta Dai consisting of the Sikad Ta Bai (STD) wives,” member Cleo DianaMantua said. “Wives started to feel the lengthy absence of the boys’ bonding during cycling sports so we usually have so called ‘chaperoned’ ride every Wednesday 6:30 pm and Saturday 6 am. We ride together and sweat together which gave birth to Sikad Ta Dai.” Their most recent event last November was the 2015 MS Sydney to the Gong Ride – Ride the 90 KM or 58 KM course, a fundraiser advocacy to support Australians with Multiple Scoliosis (MS) and a FilOz and multicultural duathlon charity event recently held at Wollongong. Sikad Ta Dai (not neces- sarily Visayan speaking but Visayan partnered) has just started with around 15 members, guided by the founding Sikad Ta Bai partners, which has over 30 members and still increasing. “We would like to encourage men and more women and especially couples to join us on the M7 cycleway during our weekly rides’ schedule.” More details of the group and scheduled activities is usually posted on our SIKAD TA BAI Facebook Page. There are no joining fees to join this STB-STD cycling teams, aimed towards promoting health and family bonding