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Tour de McDo goes pro with local biking advocates

Biking advocates at McDonald’s Quirino Mabini for the Intramuros leg of McDonald’s Philippines 2nd Tour de McDo last June 4, 2023.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Top biking communities and cycling advocates came together for McDonald’s Philippines 2nd Tour de McDo in celebration of World Bicycle Day. The event gathered around 100 participants including San Ride Bukas?, First Bike Ride, Esteban Cycling Community, and Ride Together, who powered through three separate routes—Intramuros, Pampanga, and Tagaytay—as support for McDonald’s active commitment to sustainability.

The three scenic routes provide options for different levels of cycling: Intramuros being the beginner-friendly route; Clark, Pampanga for the intermediate level; and Tagaytay as the advanced route. Each leg of Tour de McDo has a McDonald’s store as its starting point, where participants gather to meet cycling friends. Participants also had the chance to meet and greet Ronald McDonald for fun TikTok covers. 

Catering to three different areas in Luzon, the sophomore Tour de McDo saw consistent energy and enthusiasm across all routes and among all participants. 

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Thysz Estrada (@thyszest), a cycling advocate, shared her experience in Tour de McDo’s Intramuros leg. She expressed how the ride was made even more fun by the energy of old and new friends who participated in the ride. While Everyday Cyclist PH (@everydaycyclistph) mentioned: “[it is] always fun to see familiar friendly faces, share stories, chismis, and energy in the morning.”


Cyclists also expressed their delightful experience in the routes, with First Bike Ride (@firstbikeride) saying they enjoyed morning cycling through the historic site of Intramuros and passing through the stunning Binondo bridge. 

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Just Another Bike Vlog (@justanotherbikevlog), one of the participating vloggers in Tour de McDo, shared via Instagram Story how the crew and security personnel of McDonald’s Quirino Ave. made the event more successful by looking after everyone’s safety throughout the ride. Stores were also equipped with bike repair stations to ensure cyclists enjoyed uninterrupted travel.

“McDonald’s Philippines’ 2nd Tour de McDo was a success through the help and participation of different biking communities and advocates. It was a morning full of fun, energy, and camaraderie among people with one goal in mind: to promote sustainable mobility for the environment and the community. We cannot wait to do more great things together with our customers and crew members who steadfastly help us enact our commitment to sustainability,” said Kenneth S. Yang, McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO.

Tour de McDo is a flagship project under McDonald’s Philippines’ Green and Good Campaign which aims to leverage environmental-friendly and sustainable alternative solutions for its operations. The multiple-stage bike challenge promotes sustainable mobility and the creation of more bike-friendly spaces. 

Ready to take on the challenge yourself? Try the Intramuros routeClark, Pampanga route, or Tagaytay route with friends and family. Make sure to check out the McDonald’s stores Bike & Dine areas and bike repair stations to make your journey more safe, fun, and worthwhile.

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