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Tour of the Fireflies 2010


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ToF 2010 Volunteer Registration

When was the last time you saw fireflies?

The fireflies have fled the city because they could not stand its dirty air. All of us — cyclists, pedestrians, commuters, even those who ride cars — who live, work and raise families in the city may suffer the same fate. We continue to dirty our city’s air with polluting vehicles and factories. As a result, we also risk disappearing like the fireflies.

Why resign ourselves to this fate? We have a choice. We can fight for clean air and bring back the fireflies.

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 a costume parade of cyclists leisurely pedaling at an average of 15 kilometers per hour through 6 or 7 Metropolitan cities. The Tour promotes cycling as a sustainable means of transportation.

About the Ride

This year, it will happen on April 18, 2010 (Sunday), touring the cities of Quezon City, Marikina, Cainta (Rizal), Pasig, Taguig, Makati and Mandaluyong.

• Distance and Duration: The 35-kilometer ride will take about 4 to 5 hours to complete.
• Pace: The pace will be a relaxed 12-15kph. It will be controlled so that the group bikes en masse and even occasional riders, young children, and senior citizens can enjoy the ride.
• Requirements: All participants must sign the waiver and quit claim in this registration form, wear helmets, and bring water to drink. A registered adult participant must accompany children below 13 years of age.

Win Awards and Prizes

Wear nature- or clean air-inspired costumes and you may win the Best Costume award. Prizes will also be given away for the Biggest Contingent, Oldest and Youngest Rider.

Only registered participants are eligible to win. Those vying for the costume awards must check in early before the Ride to get a number. All registered participants must bring their registration forms on April 18 to claim their prizes during the short program and raffle after the Ride.

See you on April 18, 2010 (Sunday) Tour of the Fireflies: I VOTE TO BIKE!

Venue: Tiendesitas, Ortigas Ave., cor. E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave (C-5)
Check-in: 5:30a.m.
Ride Start: 7:00a.m.

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