BACOLOD City – The 4th Tour of the Fireflies, One Negros Cycle – as part of the 14th Wildlife Month – gathered about 3,500 bikers to promote road safety, road sharing and advocate for the environment.
The fun ride of some 48.3 kilometers, aside from being an environmental advocacy by using bikes to lessen carbon footprints and achieve cleaner air, also promoted road sharing among bikers and motorists.
The ride started at the Provincial Lagoon and Park going south to Barangay Sum-ag, turning left to Barangay Tabunan, Bago City then traversing Barangays Dulao and Abuanan, Atipuluan, Crossing Ma-ao, Crossing Ubay leading to the Manuel Y Torres Sports Complex in Bago City.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) led the activity while Bago City hosted the activity.
PEM Office lawyer Wilmon Peñalosa said he expects more bikers next year and an improvement in the discipline of bikers on road sharing.
Peñalosa also requested a minute of silence to give honor to Pastor Dan Ramirez who passed away recently and who organized the 1st Tour of the Fireflies in Bacolod City.
Meanwhile, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Edgardo Rostata thanked the bikers’ clubs and individual bikers for participating while urging them to do their share for the environment and road sharing. (PIA/PN)