Jan 27, 2014

road mtbiking: Santo Tomas to Lucena City

Lucena City is the capital of Quezon Province (Philippines) and is known as the gateway city of Southern Luzon, it is considered one of the most important commercial and trading centers of Southern Tagalog. And last Thursday this city was my destination, so here’s my mtbike ride that started at Sto. Tomas (Total Gas Station).

Back to Alaminos, Laguna town proper.

At San Pablo City welcome arch and at Tiaong, Quezon church.

Still at Tiaong, the under reconstruction Municipal Town Hall.

At Candelaria, Quezon Municiapal Hall and Town Cathedral. From Candelaria town to Sariaya it was a flat and easy road mtbike ride but the shoulder off road were unpaved with big rocks and dusty.

The Sariaya Municipal Hall, Town Plaza, and the Cathedral.

Now at Lucena City, the Lucena City Hall and Town Cathedral. “Lucena City history began with the years 1571 and 1572, when Capitan Juan de Salcedo first explored the province of Tayabas. The Franciscan priests Juan de Plasencia and Diego de Oropesa between 1580 and 1583 founded its town, also named Tayabas. Lucena was just one of its barrios. Lucena was born Nov. 5, 1879. The name was a tribute to Father Mariano Granja of Andalucia, Spain, an honor vested by the Orden Superior Civil to the Spanish friar who had been responsible for the development of the barrio that became a Parish in 1881. If Lucena was born 1879, it came of age on June 1, 1882 by becoming an independent municipality. Lucena became Chartered City by virtue of Republic Act No. 3271 on June 17, 1961 through the efforts of the late Congressman Manuel S. Enverga. And on July 1, 1991, Lucena became Highly Urbanized City.”

Still at Lucena City, the Perez Park and Provincial Capitol complex.

Before going back home I’ve make a quick glance at the SM City Lucena.

It was a windy and cloudy day ride, which records a 79.39 kilometer distance from my starting point using my bicycle speedometer. (Maps by google)

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