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Information about Bambike

4.9
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Type
Bicycle Store
Location
Bambike Ecotours Intramuros, General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sunday: Closed
Distance From City Center
0.7 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.9
Number of reviews
270

Bambike

Bambike is one of the most well-known locally produced bicycle brands in the Philippines. Builders from Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based community development agency, make and craft these one-of-a-kind bicycles out of sturdy and all-natural bamboo and abaca materials by hand. 

Bryan Benitez Mcclelland is the founder of Bambike. Aside from crafting and selling sustainably-made bicycles, Bambike is known for providing Eco-Tours, which enable visitors to explore the country's tourist attractions while riding these cool bikes.

There is no better spot for first-time foreign visitors visiting Manila to try riding a bamboo bicycle than Intramuros, the Historic Walled City of Manila. Intramuros is the headquarters of the Philippines' oldest district and cultural center. Although the rest of the city is largely crowded and new, this district retains old Spanish-era buildings, well-preserved churches, and the opportunity to pedal down cobblestone streets alongside antique horse-drawn carriages.

 

How to get there

Bambike Headquarters is located at Plaza San Luis Complex, Real St. cor General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila. It is found in the same building as the Casa Manila Museum, but with a facade constructed to look like a traditional house. 

You can take a bus, a jeepney, or the LRT in order to get here. The most convenient choice is to take a taxi or book via a car-hailing app, which will take you straight to Intramuros and the headquarters. 

There are also jeepneys that go straight to Intramuros and can be taken from Roxas Blvd. or Taft Ave.

 

Best time to visit

Bambike Headquarters is open for travelers from 9 AM to 6PM from Monday to Saturday. Take note that it might differ in some days especially as they have a night tour.

Frequently asked questions

Is the frame of a Bambike solid enough?

The bamboo varieties Bambike use have tensile strengths at least as high as steel and higher strength-to-weight ratios. Their bamboo bike frames have been rigorously reviewed for stability, crashworthiness, durability and stiffness. They have been accredited under the most rigorous standards.

Is the whole bike made of bamboo?

The majority of the frame is made of bamboo. The Bambike's lugs (or joints) are made of resin and abaca fiber. The component interfaces, also known as connection points, are constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum.