15th Tour of the Fireflies: Let’s Just Ride Together

15th Tour of the Fireflies
November 24, 2013
Tiendesitas, Ortigas City

Tour of the Fireflies 2013

After the very successful Tour of the Fireflies last year (B.E.S.T – Bicycles as Environmentally Sustainable Transportation), we are now preparing for the much-awaited and highly-anticipated 15th TOUR OF THE FIREFLIES – Let’s Just Ride Together, happening on November 24, 2013 (Sunday)!

Let’s Just Ride Together

This year’s theme “Let’s Just Ride Together” is a CALL TO ACTION, encouraging cyclists from various groups and riding different types of bicycles, to ride together in support of the advocacy for a cleaner and healthier Metro Manila.  After 15 years of having the Tour of the Fireflies, the time to ACT and DO something is NOW. Let the Tour be an everyday occurrence. Let’s Ride Together!

On-line registration is now open!

Tour Route:

For this Tour, we will pass through 7 cities in Metro Manila – Pasig, Marikina, San Juan, Taguig, Makati, Mandaluyong and Quezon City. The route is still being finalized together with other agencies and local government units (LGU). Once finalized, it will be posted in the website.

Start/End Point:

Tiendesitas, Frontera Drive near C5, Pasig City

Ride Out Time:

Assembly time is 5:30AM. Ride-out time is 6:30AM.

Distance and Duration:

Estimated length of the route is approximately 20 kms which will take about 3-4 hours to complete.

Pace:

The pace will be a relaxed 12-15 kph controlled by the pacer marshals. It is not a racing event, rather, a FUN, no-frills, bicycle ride around Metro Manila.

Rest and Stops:

There will be hydration stations in key areas along the route to re-group and re-hydrate. Cyclists who want to stop while riding should move to the side of the road to avoid any congestion and accidents.

Support and Gear (SAG) Vehicle and Ambulance:

SAG vehicles will trail the peloton to assist the riders unable to continue the ride.

Requirements:

  •  All participants must be physically and mentally prepared, and agree to the waiver and quit claim in the registration form.
  •  Children below 18 years old must be accompanied by a registered adult participant.
  •  All riders are required to wear a helmet. No helmet, no ride.
  •  Bring your water and personal snack.

Registration and Firefly Brigade Projects:

The Tour of the Fireflies is a free event open to everyone who care about the environment and are willing to take action in making Metro Manila a healthier city. A minimal donation of P100 will support the operations and following projects of the Firefly Brigade:

  • Organizing monthly Critical Mass Rides (CMR)
  • Providing bicycle clinics on Safe Urban Cycling and Bicycle Commuting
  • RACK (Raising Awareness, Capacities and Knowledge-sharing) project for bicycle parking in Metro Manila
  • Lobbying the government to adopt sustainable transport policies

Registration Centers:

Online Registration: Online registration will only be available until Nov 15.

Walk-in Registration

For those who still prefer the traditional way, walk-in registration will still be made available. Details to follow.

Register early! Limited availability of souvenir Tour merchandise! On-line registration will close by November 15!

Costumed Riders:

Wear nature, clean air or climate change-inspired costumes and get the chance to win the Best Costume award!  Those vying for the costume awards must check-in and register between 5am – 6am during Tour day to get a number.

Other Awards:

Special fun awards will be given to the Biggest Contingent, Oldest and Youngest Riders, and other categories! Only registered participants will get a chance to win these special fun awards! Awarding will happen during the after-ride program.

For any questions, you may contact Firefly Brigade at:

Phone: 632.400.5564
Email: tofregistration@fireflybrigade.org

Website:www.fireflybrigade.org
Facebook: facebook.com/Firefly Brigade-Phils.
Twitter: @fireflybrigade
HQ: The Firefly Brigade Office, 64B Cubao Expo (formerly the Marikina Shoe Expo) Gen. Romulo Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao,  Quezon City

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