RE-POST FROM THE FIREFLY BRIGADE WEBSITE:
Finally, the long wait is over.
The Bicycle Revolution continues with the B.E.S.T. – Bicycles as Environmentally Sustainable Transportation. The much-awaited and highly-anticipated 14th Tour of the Fireflies, riding on November 18, 2012 (Sunday), is now accepting online registrations!
This year’s Tour will traverse the Green and Bicycle-friendly cities of Pasig, Marikina and Quezon City. We will likewise pass through the adjoining cities of San Juan and Mandaluyong. We hope that the Tour will encourage more cities in Metro Manila to promote the use of bicycles as environmentally sustainable transportation.
Tiendesitas, Frontera Drive near C5, Pasig City
Ride Out Time:
Assembly time is 5:30am. Ride-out time is 7:00am.
Distance and Duration:
Estimated length of the route is approximately 35 kms which will take about 3-4 hours to complete.
The pace will be a relaxed 12-15 kph controlled by the pacer marshals. It is not a racing event but 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.
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 project of the Firefly Brigade:
Organizing monthly Critical Mass Rides (CMR)
Organizing the Clean Air Ride every November
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
Souvenir Tour Shirt and Jersey:
Limited edition Tour Jersey and Shirt now available for reservation for online registrants!
Donation of P300 – Inclusive of Tour Registration and Souvenir Tour Shirt
Donation of P450 – Inclusive of Tour Registration and Souvenir Tour Jersey
This year’s Tour will launch the on-line registration together with our Registration partner – Multiply. Registering online will make the process faster and easier for participants. Online registration will only be available from Oct 20 – Nov 17.
To view the step-by-step process for online registration, you may download the attachment “Tour Online Registration Process.pdf”.
Click the button below to proceed with online registration.
For our old-school friends who still prefer the traditional way, walk-in registration will still be made available. From November 3 – 16 (11am – 8pm) drop by our Firefly Brigade Headquarters at Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Quezon City to register for the Tour. We will also be at the following venues for walk-in registrations:
Tiendesitas, Frontera Drive near C5, Pasig City, Nov 3 and 10 only, 12nn – 5pm
Carless Emerald Ave., Pasig City, Nov 4 and 11 only, 8am – 12nn
Register early! There is no registration on Tour Day! Limited availability of souvenir Tour merchandise!
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 the Tour day to get a number.
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.
Check out the FAQ page at http://fireflybrigade.org/index.php/tour/faq/item/43-tourfaq.
For questions, you may contact Firefly Brigade at:
Facebook: facebook.com/Firefly Brigade-Phils.
HQ: The Firefly Brigade Office, 64B Cubao Expo (formerly the Marikina Shoe Expo) Gen. Romulo Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City