Our Mission and Vision

mission vision1A world where bicycling and sustainable transportation are a way of life... To promote cycling as an environmentally sustainable form of transportation...

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Our Advocacies: What We Do

advocacy1The Firefly Brigade is an NGO that promotes the use of the bicycle for clean air and sustainable communities. Our activities that support these goals:

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Bicycling Resources

bikeresources1This is a partial list of bike shops in and around Metro Manila. Please contact us If you are a bike shop owner and you want your shop to be listed here.

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Problems All Cyclists Understand

The MMDA seems to think that constructing (read: carving) bike lanes out of existing streets will encourage more people to bike and leave their cars at their garages. They have done this in several Metro Manila streets and they seem to be sure that cyclists are using them. The true state of these bike lanes however are quite the opposite of what they had in mind. Here are photographic proofs of our claim: 

Some Thoughts on the EDSA Bike Lanes

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The following post is from a copy of an email sent by one of our friends, Neil Christopher Alaiza to Dannee Dee Bobadilla of the MMDA regarding the EDSA bike lanes. We are posting it in full with his permission of course, so that all our readers can appraise it for themselves and make their own opinion. As with all disclaimers, the views and opinions expressed on this post are solely those of the original author.

Three Things You Should Never Say to a Driver while on Your Bike

bikevsjeepneyRegular or frequent bikers to work or any cyclist who have logged thousands of kilometers on board their bikes on Metro Manila’s streets would have one common experience: an unforgettable encounter with a driver who thought he/she was a better person on his/her car. That driver would have thought that the cyclist shouldn’t have been where the driver’s car would pass or cross on the street. He/she would have preferred that the cyclist should have stopped and given way to the bigger creature on the street. And the driver would have been right – except that between what is right and what is proper at that moment, there is a chasm that could never be bridged. Vehicle drivers are pre-programmed in this country to think that they own the roads while cyclists’ minds are being conditioned to think that they are children of a lesser god when it comes to using the same road. Cyclists around the world are secretly coordinating with representatives from other countries in order to device a way on how they can assert themselves and prove once and for all that it makes sense to share the road. Here are five things that cyclists everywhere should never say to a driver while cycling:

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