Hundreds of cycling fireflies will light up the streets of Iloilo on the evening of November 23, 2019.
The Firefly Brigade is an organization dedicated to promoting clean air and sustainable communities. Since 1999, the Firefly Brigade has been organizing the Tour of the Fireflies in Metro Manila to encourage the use of bicycles as a sustainable mode of transportation and to deliver an important message to the authorities – to address the problem of pollution and traffic congestion.
This year, on the 20th anniversary of the Tour of the Fireflies, Iloilo will be joining the nationwide Bike ZEVolution – driving zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) to demonstrate and encourage much-needed climate action.
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Fireflies turn out to be indicators of good and clean air, that is why the Tour of the Fireflies is set on the month of November – in line with the celebration of the National Environmental Awareness and Clean Air Month.
The 1st Iloilo Tour of the Fireflies, spearheaded by the TOF Iloilo Organizing Committee composed of urban cycling advocates, will be staged at Park Square, Iloilo Business Park on November 23, 2019 and will commence with an Opening Program at 6:00 PM. This advocacy ride is supported by Iloilo Business Park, Festive Walk Iloilo and the Office of Councilor Jay Treñas.
On November 23, 2019, 200-300 cyclists from all ages (8- to 86-year-olds) and riding different kinds of bicycles will parade in colorful costumes and light up the streets of the City of Love.
To make the event more exciting, special prizes are also up for grabs for those with the Best Lights, Best Costumes, and last but not the least, the Largest Group.
Registration is FREE for riders who want to join and enjoy the ride! A minimal fee of P50.00 will be asked for those who wish to join the raffle and have post-ride snacks.
Pre-registration for the 1st Iloilo Tour of the Fireflies is now open at the following registration sites: Alex/Papoo Bike Shop, 2B Bike Store, Gea Marketing, and Planet Cycle.
For those interested to join and support this advocacy fun ride, you may contact: Jazz Tabangay (0920-604-6874) or Vida Sy (0917-575-8040). You may also check out the group’s Facebook page, Tour of the Fireflies – Iloilo.