Bike Ride to the Ayala Triangle Christmas Lights and Sounds Show
You can literally feel it in the air. The breeze has become noticeably cooler and more pleasant especially in the mountains. If you go to the malls, you will inevitably hear chestnuts roasting on an open fire and sleigh bells ringing and jing ting tingaling too. Yup Christmas is almost here.
With the Yuletide season comes traffic, expenses, (bah humbug!), puto bumbong (sarap!) and great urban night riding! Of course, good cheers too.
One of the most anticipated Christmas events in Metro Manila is the opening of the Ayala Triangle Lights and Sounds show. Come Christmas season the country’s premiere business district explodes in color with millions of LEDs strewn along Ayala Avenue, and the most spectacular lights and sounds show at the Philippine Stock Exchange building.
Last year, I went on a solo urban night ride there just to soak in the Christmas vibe. And it was worth the tedious and sometimes dangerous ride from UP through C5 and to Ayala.
If you haven’t been there, you should definitely go take your bike there, but preferably with a group of friends. And don’t forget to put blinkers and headlights on your bike. It not only adds to the Christmas cheer, it’s also needed for safety.
Who needs a sleigh ride when you can have just as much fun on two wheels eh?