Go For Gold continental rider, Joshua Mari Bonifacio, was born on 1 February 1999, in San Marcelino, Province of Zambales.
The five-ft-eleven Zambaleño rider is the eldest among the two children of Mr. Bernard Bonifacio, an auto mechanic abroad, and
Maricel Bonifacio, a domestic engineer.
His propensity for cycling started as early as fourteen years old. The teenage rider then tried cycling using Ridley road bike, with the compliments of Zambales Coach Biboy Asturias and PNP Police Director Col Pojie Penones, in 2015.
His first amateur race for which he went in was Giro de Pilipinas, now a defunct cycling race that then substituted Tour of Matabungkay in 2015 temporarily.
After a year, in 2016, Ronald Lomotos introduced Joshua Mari Bonifacio to Go For Gold Vice President for Marketing, Jeremy Go, whom Joshua Bonifacio, a former triathlon marshall, met in 2015 during the Iron Man Subic 70.3.
So when Go For Gold was formulated and established in the same year, Go For Gold honcho Jeremy Go certainly handpicked Bonifacio as one of the cycling team members. The rest is history.
In 2018, Joshua Bonifacio became the National Championships Individual Time Trial Second Placer in the U23 Category held in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
In March 2018, Joshua Bonifacio became the creme de la creme of the U23 Category during his stage 2 victory in LBC Ronda Pilipinas.
Also, during the 2018 Asian Cycling Championships in the Southeast Asian neighbor, Myanmar, the hopeful secondary rider became the first runner-up in two stage races.
In succession, the buoyant cyclist joined several cycling competitions in Southeast Asia, such as:
- 2018 Rice Cup in Vietnam
- 2018 Tour de Siak in Indonesia
- 2019 Asian Cycling Championships in Uzbekistan
- 2019 Yangyang International Track Competition in South Korea, and
- 2020 LBC Ronda Pilipinas anniversary race