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DILG to require bike lanes, warns of charges if not followed

Jun 09, 2020 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) The DILG is set to require local government units to prioritize cyclists and pedestrians as the fight against the coronavirus impedes the availability of public transportation options

BIKE LANES. In time for the World Bicycle Day, San Juan Mayor City Mayor Francis Zamora along with biking enthusiast launched bike lanes along Pinaglabanan Road on June 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Frontliners struggle every day biking to work

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:50 PM

Frontliners not only risk their lives fighting the virus, but also when bike commuting to work

BIKE TO WORK. Madenn Segera stands outside Philippine General Hospital with numerous bikes behind her. These bikes are frontliners’ mode of transport during quarantine. Screenshot from online press conference of COVID-19 Action Network Philippines

Vico Sotto: Pasig to open bicycle corridor, offer loans so workers can buy bikes

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) On World Bicycle Day, the Pasig mayor says it is the right time to push for reforms in Metro Manila’s transport system

VICO SOTTO. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto during an interview with Rappler in October 2019. Rappler screenshot

Biking 101: Which bike is best for you?

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Here's a rundown on the different bikes available on the market

CHOOSE YOUR BIKE. Here are the basic options you can choose from. Shutterstock Image

In Pangasinan, youth volunteers bike to answer community's healthcare needs

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:45 AM

Using cargo bikes to be on the move, youth volunteers in Pangasinan make it their mission to help provide basic medical services to residents of Barangay Umanday

LOOK: MMDA's dry run of EDSA bike lane in light of quarantine

May 24, 2020 - 2:59 PM

The pilot segment of the bike lane is set up in EDSA northbound from White Plains to Boni Serrano

EDSA BIKE LANE. Bicycle riders traverse the newly-created MMDA Bike Lane at the northbound lane of EDSA on May 24, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOTr urges LGUs: Develop more facilities to make biking safer

May 14, 2020 - 7:49 PM

The Department of Transportation tells local government units to craft ordinances that will encourage biking among their constituents

BICYCLES ENCOURAGED. Some local government units are adopting policies to make their areas more bike-friendly. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

City cycling? Here's a guide to choosing your first commuter bike

May 14, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Ready to pick up a commute bike? Here's what you should know.

Detours from home: Taking the (bike) road less traveled

May 04, 2020 - 2:32 PM

Learning how to navigate the epicenter of COVID-19 on a bike

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