The Heroes Bike Trail is an excellent place to take a break from all the noise and stress of the city. Built inside the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the trail is currently 2.07 kilometers long (although the guide said that it's 2.4) and expanding. Though short, I find it fun and more presko than Aguinaldo or the Army Trail.
I think the Heroes Bike Trail an excellent place for beginners as there are short climbs and fast downhills to learn about mountain biking techniques as well as areas where they can stop and catch their breath. And if ever they need a cold bottle of Gatorade, there's a store by the trailhead. This morning, there was even a person selling taho
For foreigners, rejoice! Unlike the previous featured trails in my Biking in Manila series that are located inside Philippine bases, you won't have a hard time getting in the Heroes Bike Trail (unless you don't have the P50.00 entrance fee).
The place is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
When I talked to the person who's manning the place, here are some additional information:
- It's open when it's raining except for times when it's raining too hard. I know that's pretty relative, but that's exactly what he said.
- You can have night rides. You just need to be here before 5:30 p.m., when the bantay closes the gate. You will need to bring your lights and all your stuff as the shop is closed. You'll be left on your own. When finished, you'll exit at the main Libingan ng mga Bayani gate.