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20-year-old British tourist dies in Siargao moped crash

Feb 15, 2020 - 4:31 PM

The victim was allowed to rent a moped even if he had no license, says his father

SURF SPOT. Tourists flock to Cloud 9 in Siargao, Surigao del Norte for a surfing experience. Photo by Rappler

PH cyclists pedal to mountain bike sweep

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) James Derick Farr and Lea Denise Belgira complete a Philippine sweep of the 2019 SEA Games mountain bike downhill event

MUCH DESERVED. Cyclist James Derick Farr adds to the Philippines’ golden haul. Photo by Leigh Nald Cabildo/Rappler

Zubiri wants elevated walkways, bike lanes along EDSA

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'We really must consider the alternative transport channel, as it…will give citizens from all walks of life an avenue for safe and easy mobility,' says Senator Zubiri

BETTER WALKWAYS. Senator Miguel Zubiri pushes for elevated walkways along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Iloilo officials mull opening scenic River Esplanade to cyclists

Aug 17, 2019 - 2:17 PM

'We believe the longest linear park in the country, with the proper rules in place, can become an accessible venue for bike enthusiasts to enjoy the city,' says Iloilo City Councilor Jose Efraim 'Jay' Treñas III

ONE DAY. Envisioned as a place of leisure for Ilonggos and as a potential tourist spot, the Iloilo River Esplanade may soon be reopened to bikers. Photo courtesy of Paulo Alcazaren

Young metro mayors challenged to make every day World Bike to Work Day

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities urges the mayors to make a plan of cooperation linking Pasig, Quezon City, Makati, San Juan, and Manila via protected bicycle lanes

CHALLENGE. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities participates in a World Bicycle Day event organized by Manila Moves and other groups in Ortigas on June 3, 2019. The think tank calls for elected young mayors in Metro Manila to make their cities friendly for bike commuters. All photos by AC Dimatatac

Manila Moves: Cycling through the metro's traffic

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:44 AM

Tired of the sorry state of public transportation, a Filipino commuter makes the shift to bike commuting to 'improve his quality of life'

BIKE COMMUTING. Urban Planner Aldrin Pelicano is a daily bike commuter. Photo courtesy of Pelicano

[OPINION] Metro Manila can be bike-friendly

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists

Photo from Shutterstock

Expert says provincial bus ban to worsen Metro traffic congestion

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Transport economist Jedd Ugay says that if MMDA wants to reduce traffic congestion, the effect of the provincial bus ban is the 'total opposite'

CLOSURE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to close provincial bus terminals along EDSA in June. File photos by Ben Nabong and Joel Liporada/Rappler

LIST: World Bicycle Day 2019 activities in the Philippines

Jun 01, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Here is a running list of events and activities in the Philippines in celebration of World Bicycle Day

Iloilo cyclists ride vs ‘anti-biking’ ordinance

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Dubbed the 'Ride to Liberation,' nearly 600 local cyclists wear black and join a 24-kilometer circuit around the city to push for their right to pedal

Ilonggo bikers gather and register themselves infront of the Iloilo Dinagyang Grandstand along Muelle Loney Street in Iloilo City, before the start of the "Ride to Liberation" event on Monday.

Stephen King sold the rights of 'Stationary Bike' for just $1

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:15 PM

16-year-old and 14-year-old film students from the UK are adapting King’s short story into their own film

Belgian wins inaugural France to China solar bike race

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:52 PM

French organizers Sun Trip have started such races in 2013 to promote renewable energy

SOLAR BIKE RACE. Raf van Hulle of Belgium celebrates after arriving in Guangzhou, in China's southern Guangdong province, after riding 12,000 kilometers from Lyon, on August 3, 2018. Photo by AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 16-22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

[Right of Way] Bike commuting: The answer to beating traffic?

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Is cycling a viable form of transportation for daily commute?

New York's Central Park goes officially car-free

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:56 AM

'For more than a century, we had turned parts of the world's most iconic park into a highway – and starting tonight, we have officially taken it back for good,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

GREEN SPACE. People ride bicycles on West Drive in the southern portion of Central Park, April 20, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Beirut's dapper barber-on-a-bike offers curbside cuts

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:05 AM

'It's a beautiful idea because it's a really old one,' says the dapper 18-year-old Abo Tawila as he makes his way through the buzzing district of Burj al-Barajneh

Joseph Eid / AFP

One last bike trip for the fearless Father Picx

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao

FEARLESS PRIEST. Father Amado 'Picx' Picardal says he is embarking on the 1,500-kilometer bike trip in Northern Mindanao 'fully aware...that I can be a target of extrajudicial killing'. Photo by Eloisa Lopez /

Batangas hotel offers bike pilgrimage for Lent

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The annual 'Bisikleta Iglesia' will kick off on March 24, spanning a 52-kilometer religious and heritage tour

BISIKLETA TOUR. Participants of the Bisikleta Tour park their bikes outside a church in Batangas. Photo courtesy of Lima Hotel

LOOK: Protected bike lanes in Pasig

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Pasig City government installs physical separation facilities along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and F Ortigas Jr Road in Ortigas Center to protect bikers

PROTECTED. Pasig City government installed railings to segregate bikers from vehicles along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

What will happen to the dedicated bicycle lane in UP Diliman?

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro of the Community Affairs Office clarifies that the road-marking activities at the state university are not yet done

ROAD SAFETY.  To prevent 'road accidents,' UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro said they are planning to distinguish the bicycle lane from the jogging lane. Photo by Dennis Lopez

Transforming universities into sustainable campuses, one pedal at a time

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Here are some points to consider on how university campuses can achieve sustainable mobility culture

IN PHOTOS: Bikers spend Christmas with homeless Filipinos

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Every year, volunteer bikers from the Bike Scouts Philippines organize the 'Midnight Ride' to deliver gifts to homeless kids and their parents

Bayanihan in action: Stranded passengers help each other during Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

On the road, a volunteer of Bike Scouts Philippines witness stories of bayanihan among passengers stranded due to Urduja

Bus Conductor Julito Gaviola cooking for his passengers. Photo by Winston Regarde

El Nido eyes e-bikes as main transport mode

Nov 26, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The municipal council is deliberating a proposed ordinance and developing a phase-out plan to back up the proposed policy

SOON ON THE STREET. An e-bike in El Nido. Photo courtesy RJ de la Calzada

On road safety and courtesy

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Everybody needs to learn and practice respect for each other's rights on the road and extend courtesy to everyone so we can have order in our streets

Biker to ride 2,200 km for kids with cancer, other chronic illnesses

Oct 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Japo Parcero plans to bike from Pagudpud to Davao to raise awareness about the plight of kids suffering from cancer

RIDE FOR LIFE. Japo Parcero hopes to bike 2,200 kilometers from Pagudpud to Davao for the benefit of kids with cancer. All photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Biking to work? Here's what you should know

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Bikers share tips and things to expect when biking on the roads of Metro Manila

WATCH: Getting around the city on two wheels

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Mother and son Carol and Keolo believe that the advantages of biking in the city outweigh the challenges

CYCLING EXPERIENCE. Mother and son Carol and Keolo Pobre share their experiences on biking to work and school every day.

WATCH: Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes of Yolanda

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Bike Scouts Philippines is made up of volunteer bicycle messengers who respond to isolated areas in the aftermath of a disaster

Tour on two wheels: Seeing Iloilo City's historic sights by bike

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

A local biking community hopes to promote cycling by holding visi tours – a tour by bike to the famed tourist spots of the city

NIGHT RIDE. Members of the iFOLD biking group regularly hold night rides to explore the city. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Jake Cuenca is set to race again after training accident

Apr 28, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Jake is determined to achieve a podium finish at his next race after he broke his hand while training for the Ironman triathlon

Jake Cuenca to undergo surgery following bike accident

Mar 14, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Jake is taken to the hospital after hitting a truck while training for the Ironman competition

Banopolis, perancang ‘bike sharing’ modern Boseh di Bandung

Feb 01, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Boseh adalah sistem penyewaan sepeda dengan teknologi modern hasil kolaborasi Banopolis dan Pemerintah Kota Bandung Proses peminjaman dan pengembalian Boseh dilayani sebuah mesin bukan manusia sebagai operator

Meski baru akan diluncurkan secara resmi pada Maret 2017, stasiun Boseh di depan Taman Pramuka Jalan LLRE Martadinata Kota Bandung, sudah siap digunakan. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Customs to auction off P27M worth of used cars, other goods

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The auction will be held at the Manila International Container Port on December 14

8 promising green energy startups share in P1M funding

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The startups were singled out by a fellowship that aims to boost clean energy innovation and will compete against each other to win an additional P1 5 million

This country loves singing – even rickshaws get pimped with karaoke machines

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:58 PM

While the most popular venues for karaoke remain bars where groups of friends typically sing together in private rooms the new options are helping crooners belt out tunes in more unlikely settings

KARAOKE. Rudi Hantoro sits beside his pedal-powered rickshaw, equipped with a powerful karaoke sound system and a small screen that displays videos and lyrics. AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HIN

In Cebu City, citizens reclaim the streets in road-sharing experiments

Mar 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Road sharing experiments have been done in the queen city of the south as Cebuanos hope to create a more livable city that gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists

SHARE THE ROAD. Supporters of the campaign want Philippine roads to be divided equally: one half for pedestrians, cyclists and joggers, the other half for motorized vehicles. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Angry Jakarta taxi drivers violently protest ride-hailing apps

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Scenes of the protest show the demonstration turned violent as drivers stopped driver of ride hailing apps to attack them

Electric supercar wins young Croatian global fame

Mar 07, 2016 - 12:14 AM

28 year old Mate Rimac s company sells Concept One supercars for 850 000 euros 923 000 each

French family firm recycles handmade bike shop as luxury niche

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:30 PM

One Maison Tamboite bicycle takes 3 months to make and costs around 12 000

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY KATIA DOLMADJIAN Frederic Jastrzebski co-head of French custom-made bicycles Maison Tamboite poses in Maison Tamboite atelier-showroom in Paris on February 12, 2016. Once forced out of business by mass production, a family firm in Paris has found a new lease of life, once again hand-crafting bicycles as a luxury must-have. Maison Tamboite, founded in 1912, had an A-list clientele including the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker in its heyday.  / AFP / ERIC PIERMONT

Gameplan: Mountain trail biking in Negros

Feb 14, 2016 - 4:22 PM

Salvador Benedicto in Negros Occidental is a favorite spot for mountain bikers because of the variety of trails uphill downhill and hairpin turns plus a beautiful view of Mt Kanlaon

What happens when you build protected bike lanes in cities?

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Clearly bicycles and motor vehicles don’t mix When push comes to shove the person on a bicycle is only flesh and bone But the person in a car is protected by an exoskeleton of steel

COASTING ALONG CHICAGO. Two-wheeled travel is more fun in a protected bike lane. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Department of Transportation

'Lakbay2Love' Review: Missing something more

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Solenn Heussaff and Dennis Trillo star in Lakbay2Love

IN PHOTOS: Solenn Heussaff, Dennis Trillo hop on bikes to lead outdoor movie event

Jan 30, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Solenn and Dennis lead about 200 people on bikes at the outdoor premiere of their new movie Lakbay2Love at UP Diliman

Bikers ride together during the "Green Premier Night" of Lakbay2Love at the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Friday, January 29. Photo by Jansen Romero

Legarda: Practice road-sharing, don't be car-centric

Jan 11, 2016 - 1:11 PM

A provision in the 2016 national budget allows the use of certain MMDA funds for road sharing activities

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014 to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Community shows support as cyclist laid to rest

Jan 10, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Lorelie Melevo s sister Beverly Melevo has simple demands: respect bike lanes and its users and implement stricter rules

'We could have been Lorelie'

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:59 PM

We must act for those she left behind and for those we could be leaving behind if things don t get any better

LORELEI MELEVO. A biker, Lorelei is killed when a dump truck hits her along Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue in Marikina City on January 5, 2016. From Facebook wall of James Deakin

Cyclist's death spurs bike lanes movement

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The shock and grief over the death of Lorelie Melevo a single mother of 2 turns to a force for action as supporters of bike lanes call for changes in the country

Image from Lorelie Melevo's Facebook page.

Friends bike 1000km to share lessons with typhoon victims

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Myles Delfin and Kevin Soler ride along the Pan Philippine Highway to Ormoc Leyte to hear how people affected by past disasters are preparing for the next one

Bike Scouts: An eyewitness account of Mindoro after #NonaPH

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Providing an alternative means of communication for survivors is just one of the reasons they ride