The downhill tracks of Patiis is now CLOSED until further notice.
*Photo not ours, credits to owner*
Riders and locals report that the crossroad connecting the upper Old Line
(Dak Dak) and Rehab Line to the lower Virgo Line and Highway Rockies Line is
now fenced. This section of land is private property.
A local said it may have been due to some riders not paying the 50 Pesos fee,
which may have disappointed the owner. As far as we know, some riders are
paying the fee. But, some may not have been able to pay when they did not
enter the Virgo Line, which is where the fees are collected, and instead took
the Highway Rockies Line. Last year, an alternate trail to the Highway Rockies
Line was just built due to the first one being fenced as well. This is the
confusing part as it is not clear which part of the trails the fee applies.
Sadly, not only the riders are affected by this, but as well as the porters, the food
vendors, and many others. Rumors say even the local porters who earn a living
porting the riders up to the top of the tracks are scrambling to find and build
alternate routes already. We know that this is not an easy task.
We hope for the best.
Wika ng MTB
Aug 26, 2020, 915 views