The Tour of the Fireflies “I VOTE TO BIKE!” happening on April 18, 2010 (Sunday) is fast approaching! Signify your intent to be a ride marshal by signing our online form at http://fireflybrigade.blogspot.com
WHAT IS THE TOUR OF THE FIREFLIES?
The Tour of the Fireflies is a 35-kilometer bicycle ride around Metro Manila at an easy, controlled pace that allows everyone, even the occasional bike rider, older children, and senior people to participate and have fun. It is also a costume parade of cyclists leisurely pedaling at an average of 15 kilometers per hour (kph) through different Metropolitan cities. The Tour promotes cycling as a sustainable means of transportation.
The Tour started in 1999 with less than 500 participants growing steadily each year. Volunteers organize the event, a time-consuming and challenging effort that begins at least 5 months before the actual April date of the Tour. More volunteers, approximately numbering 150, operate on the day of the Tour.