Join our Bike to Work Wednesday and have fun biking to work with other cyclists who care for their health and the environment ! Happiness is riding a bicycle. Start the year right Join Firefly Brigade's January CMR on JANUARY 19, 2014. !

The Firefly Brigade actively promotes the bicycle as a sustainable form of transportation.

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The Firefly Brigade has resources to help your company or institution establish your own bike program.

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If you need someone to guide you or find the best route, call us and we will find a Firefly who can.

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Our Sponsors

The 15th Tour of the Fireflies was made possible by the support of our very generous sponsors.

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15th Tour of the Fireflies - Let's Just Ride Together

 

After the very successful 2012 Tour of the Fireflies, 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!

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



Souvenir Tour Shirt and Jersey:

Limited edition Tour Jersey and Shirt now available for reservation for online registrants!

PLEASE NOTE:
- THE SIZING CHART ABOVE APPLIES TO BOTH JERSEYS AND SHIRTS.

- DELIVERY/PICK-UP OF SOUVENIR ITEMS SHALL START BY SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 5,2013.

Donation of P350 - Inclusive of Tour Registration and Souvenir Tour Shirt

Donation of P550 - Inclusive of Tour Registration and Souvenir Tour Jersey

 

Online Registration

We're sorry but the online registration has already ended.

 

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: 583-1092
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:www.fireflybrigade.org

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

 

 

 

 

**** E V E N T S ****

  • 2014 Monthy CMR Schedule
  • CMR for January 2014
  • Urban Riding and Road Etiquette Training Schedule

 

Please click link to see details of ride:

  • Sunday 19 January - The Happy Ride
  • Sunday 16 February - Love Ride
  • Sunday 16 March - Women’s Day Ride
  • Sunday 20 April -  Earth Day Ride
  • Sunday 18 May -  Flores de Mayo Ride
  • Sunday 15 June -  Back to School Ride
  • Sunday 20 July - Wet T-shirt Ride
  • Sunday 17 August -  Bike to EAT
  • Sunday 21 September International Critical Mass Ride
  • Sunday 19 October – Halloween Ride
  • Sunday 16 November Tour of the Fireflies
  • Saturday 21 December 9th Annual Firefly Brigade Christmas Gift-giving Ride.
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january cmr

Happiness is riding a bicycle. Start the year right Join Firefly Brigade's January CMR on JANUARY 19, 2014.

Route:

Greenhills Shopping Center
Kanan sa Ortigas
Tawid sa Bonnny Serrano
Kanan sa N. Domingo
Kaliwa sa Hemady
Tawid Aurora Blvd.
Kaliwa E. Rodriguez Ave.
Kanan Araneta Ave.
Tawid Quezon Ave.
Tawid Del Monte Ave.
Tawid Bonifacio Ave.
Kanan sa Rizal Ave.
Kain sa Best Friends at silip sa MK Bikestation

Please visit our facebook page f or the details.

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The Firefly Brigade is proud to announce that we will be conducting URBAN RIDING and  ROAD ETIQUETTE TRAINING every second Sunday of the month.  This series of training sessions is designed to help those who are new to bicycling and want to learn how to bike safely.  The training sessions are also for those who are planning to bike to work and want to learn the proper skills and techniques to safely ride their bike to their places of work. The skills and techniques you will learn here can be applied when you join the monthy Critical Mass Ride

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Who are the Tour Marshals?

The Tour of the Fireflies will always be a success because of our valiant marshals. They are dedicated bikers who make sure that all Tour participants, regardless of their skill levels, age or gender, are safe from start to finish.

Where do your donations go?

Your registration fee (with the corresponding souvenir Tour Jersey/Tshirt/Leg band) to join the annual Tour of the Fireflies is your donation to the Firefly Brigade. To know where and how your donations are spent:

MRT Line 3 Live CCTV Streaming

For those who ride folding bikes (and hopefully even full sized ones) and want to use the MetroRail Yellow Line 3, you can view live CCTV streaming of their stations here. Of course, this is also useful to all who regularly use this line.

PAGASA Weather Update

If you are planning a long, out of town biking trip, it pays to know the weather, from where you are to where you are going. Get the latest weather conditions from PAGASA's 24-hour Public Weather Forecast.

Metro Manila Traffic Navigator

A smart way to bike around Metro Manila is to know what streets to avoid. The MMDA has set up the country's first digitized traffic information system which can help guide you to the road with less or no motorized traffic.

Cycling News Around the World

News, reports and events about Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) from around the country and the world.