Amid growing concern over the COVID-19 global pandemic and the Philippine government's declaration of a State of Public Health Emergency, organizers of the Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show (IRBF) have decided to postpone this year's event. Originally scheduled for March 27-29 at the World Trade Center in Pasay, organizers have set the new provisional schedule to July 17-19, 2020.
“After all the deliberation and thought of the situation the country is facing since this past weekend, it is with the heaviest heart that Inside Racing is announcing that our 14th Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show will be postponed. Despite our best efforts to implement health and safety measures in our upcoming event this March 27-29, 2020 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Due to the increasing number of people infected with COVID-19 and the DOH Declaring Code Red and the government declaring a State of Public Health Emergency, we will reschedule the 14th IRBFTSXIV to a later date on July 17-19, 2020,” said Inside Racing through their official web page.
Now on its 14th edition, the IRBF is considered by many as the country's premier motorcycle event that attracts thousands of attendees yearly. Motorcycle brands launch their new products and offer special deals to Filipino riders who flock to the event for new accessories, parts, and motorcycles.