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I Vote to Bike: 12th Tour of the Fireflies 2010


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Ortigas & Co. and the Firefly Brigade rally for clean air in I Vote to Bike: 12th Tour of the Fireflies

Years of biking for clean air and with over8,000 participants annually, the 12th Tour of the Fireflies (ToF) continues this April 18with bikers covering approximately forty kilometers around Metro Manila starting from Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde at Pasig, to Quezon City, Marikina, Cainta, Taguig, Makati, and Mandaluyong. Synchronized bicycle rides are also being staged inBaguio, Bacolod, Palawan, Gensan and Laoag.

Tiendesitas developer and major benefactor Ortigas & Co. and The Firefly Brigade are pushing for the implementation of provisions within the Clean Air Law. Promoting the use of non-motorized transportation aids in the reduction of carbon emissions and will help make our cities firefly friendly again. Tour of the Fireflies (ToF) goes beyond the formula of the usual bicycle advocacy touring and gives a great twist for onlookers who experienced it for the first time this year.

ToF is also an avenue for artsy bikers to show their talent for costume design. Amid the bikers who wear plain jerseys are a select few who breezed around Manila with firefly wings, antennae attached to their helmets, or glaring red goggles that resemble bug eyes. The tour rewards those who show utmost creativity.
The theme for this year is "I Vote to Bike" and encourages participants to ride their bicycles as a form of being makabayan. Highlights of the ToF this year: awarding of 15 Dutch Bicycles to deserving NGOs and POs by the Firely Brigade and Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and a costumed rider contest. The Tour this year was graced by Dutch Ambassador Robert Brinks, Ms. Earth Reigning Beauties, Albert Martinez, Tessa Prieto-Valdez.

Ortigas & Co. has pledged to install bicycle racks in all of its developments as a response to the RACK Project of the Firefly Brigade, a boost to the long term partnership with the Brigade. It also supports the ever increasing interest into biking as an environmentally sensible means of transportation. Apart from the benefits of biking to the environment, bikers acknowledge that as a physical activity, it helps them become healthier and less stressed.

Bunny de la Cruz, long term Tour of the Fireflies participant says he travels daily via bicycle from Commonwealth to North Avenue, and from there takes the train to his Makati office. True enough, Bunny is the kind who can very well ignore some traffic jam reports and who can worry less about parking space and fees.

Firefly Brigade President Ricky Pineda also adds "Riding your bicycle ---- to work, to school or short errands --- is the simplest way anyone can immediatey help fight climate change. And it's alot of fun, too!"
"For nearly eighty years, we at Ortigas & Co. have been espousing and promoting quality living and leisure. Our developments manifest our concern for the environment and the well-being of everyone. In fact, when you see a development by Ortigas & Co., you wouldn't feel as if you're in a congested business district with nothing but cement" says Ortigas & Co. Deputy COO & Real Estate Division General Manager Joey Santos. He adds, "We ensure that greens and open spaces are present in our developments as we help advance the campaign for clean air. We are happy that Firefly Brigade is with us on this."

The Tour of the Fireflies is also staged in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Firefly Lighting, Spyder Optics, Pocari Sweat, 7Eleven, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Men's Health, the Radio Partners and the key local government units in and outside Metro Manila.

Columbia Trail Masters Offroad Duathlon


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Date, Day & Time of Event:

May 30, 2010 / 5am / Sunday
Event Venue:
Nuvali, Laguna
Race Distances:
5 km Run, 30 km Bike, 5 km Run
Race Categories:
Open/Elite (Male & Female)

Age categories:
Men: 16-23, 24-31, 32-39, 42-48, 49 and Above
Women: 16-23, 24-31, 32-39, 40 and Above
All male
Mixed (must have at least 1 female in the team)
Awards and Prizes:
Medals and Cash prizes will be awarded to Overall Top Five and top three in all age group categories.
All participants will get a muscle shirt, 1 car sticker and 1 Gatorade upon registration and after the race.
Submit filled-up entry form with your fee in all Columbia Sportswear stores, Res/Toe/Run stores and ROX, The Fort.

Registration Fees:
Elite / Age Group Categories
P650 (until May 14)
P800 (May 15-21)
Relay Male / Relay Mix
P1200 (until May 14)
P1350 (May 15-21)
Deadline of Registration:
May 21, 2010
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Thumbie Remigio:
Land line: +632-915-687-2380
Soleil Sanchez:
Land line: +632-916-783-4839
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The Men's Health All-Terrain RACE 2010


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2010 Race Info

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The Men’s Health All-Terrain Race (MH ATR) is the annual flagship event of Men’s Health Magazine. It is the most eagerly-anticipated races in the country by both mountain bikers and trail runners.  The MH ATR is also the perfect springboard for new riders and runners to try something new and to push their limit.


The 2010 Men’s Heath All-Terrain Race will be held in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa.  In this vast and naturally rich site in Laguna, participants will be running and/or riding on different types of terrain like pavement, dirt, compact dirt and grass.  They will also be admiring the view on top of a ravine, and getting wet while crossing a river on their way to the finish line.

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Camsur Watersports Complex


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Camsur Watersports Complex is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating and waterskiing. For beginner riders to the professional wakeboarders and skiiers from all over the world, CWC offers a 6-point cable ski system, coupled with restaurants, sand bars, spas, pro-shops and grand stands to hold guests. Riders can also enjoy their favorite water sports at night as the park will be equipped with spotlights that allow for it even to be open on evenings.

Tour of the Fireflies Bike


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What is this about?It is a fun-filled outdoor class for learning the basics of group riding.
Who should attend this activity?
Bikers who are participating in the Tour of the Fireflies for the first time. You may also bring along your family and friends who have never joined the Tour of the Fireflies.
When will this be held?
It will be this coming Saturday, March 27. The Bike Clinic will start at 8 AM and is expected to finish by noon.
Where is this Bike Clinic happening?In the Stage Area of Tiendesitas, Ortigas, Pasig City.
What do participants need to bring?
Participants should bring their bike, helmet, personal snacks and lots of water. Bring a notepad and pen too.
Do participants need to register?
Yes, there is a registration for this activity but it is free.  There will also be a Special Registration for the Tour of the Fireflies where you can get your souvenir Tour shirts or jerseys.
Note: Children who are riding during the Bike Clinic are expected to be guided by their adult companion.

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