Joyride donates motorcycles, vests, tents, etc. to MMDA Riding Academy

Back in September, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inaugurated the first and only government-run motorcycle riding school in the country. Dubbed as the MMDA Motorcycle Riding Academy (MRA), the center is located at the property of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) along Julia Vargas Avenue, corner Meralco Avenue in Pasig City.

The Motorcycle Riding Academy is open to all interested individuals aged 17 years and above FREE of charge. The academy will accommodate 100 participants per batch.

MMDA receives 20 pantra motorcycles, other items from Joyride image

Joyride Philippines – one of the country’s biggest providers of MC Taxi service – donated 20 units of Honda TMX motorcycles for MRA students’ use.

MMDA Acting Chairman, Atty. Don Artes, thanked Joyride for the generous donation, which, on top of the 20 motorcycle units, included 100 training vests, 25 cases of bottled water, and a heavy-duty tent.

“You can count on us that these motorcycles will used properly and with utmost care so that more students can utilize them,” said Artes during the turnover ceremony.

Joyride Philippines Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and former sports anchor, Noli Eala, said that the company is one with the government in promoting safe and disciplined motorcycle riders. Eala also added that they are currently in talks with the MMDA to discuss the possibility of training Joyride partner riders to become Motorcycle Emergency Responders (MERs).

MMDA receives 20 pantra motorcycles, other items from Joyride image

If you are interested in enrolling in MMDA’s MRA, participants must register online through this link. Documentary requirements for the participants include photocopies of a Driver's License or Student's Permit (if available, but not necessarily a requirement); Certificate of Employment (if employed); a medical certificate/health declaration, and; a waiver. Additionally (yes, we too find it weird and has no connection with the participant's desire to learn proper motorcycle riding), MMDA requires enrollees to secure a barangay clearance as part of the documentary requirements.