CLARK FREEPORT -- A cycling enthusiast has stress the importance of bicycles in order to have a clean air and livable cities.
Pio Fortuno Jr., head of the Tour of the Fireflies Clark organizing committee, reiterated this few days after the successful bike night ride event on November 18.
Fortuno expressed gratitude to Clark Development Corporation, Angeles City local government, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) and other sponsors which sponsored the cycling event for the environment.
“The very first Tour of the Fireflies in Clark and Angeles City on the night of November 18, 2017 was hugely successful. Thanks to all the volunteers, marshalls, LGU units, CDC units, participants, the people of Clark and Angeles City and a very effective organizing core,” Fortuno said.
“The Firefly Brigade is spreading its wings and had landed in many cities now, and in the Clark-Angeles City area, we are here to stay. Let us make our air cleaner and our cities more livable through the use of bicycles,” he added
Almost 1,000 bikers joined the first Tour of the Fireflies bicycle ride in Clark and Angeles City, according to Fortuno.
“It was a true firefly ride as held it at night and as we meandered down Friendship Highway, the sky exploded with fireworks etching light trails.
A glorious, amazing evening for a thousand bicycle advocates in this nascent ride for the city of Angeles and Clark. Let’s do this again,” Fortuno said.
Fortuno earlier urged the people, particularly in Angeles City and Clark, to “bring back the fireflies” which are signs of clean air.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on November 24, 2017.
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