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Business, Government, and Cycling Advocates Come Together to Celebrate World Bicycle Day

MBC celebrates World Bicycle Day 2022 with the Embassy of Netherlands, SM, and other organizations

Photo credit: World Bicycle Day 2022 Photo from SM by the Bay Facebook Page IN PHOTO: (L-R) Roy Maceda of Beseekleta for Everyjuan, Coco Alcuaz of MBC, Pieter Terpstra of the Embassy of the Netherlands, Ann Angala of Bikers United Movement, Ching Salinas of MMDA, Asec, Mark Pastor of DOTr, Karen Crisostomo of Bicycle Friendly Philippines, Steven Tan of SM Supermalls

June 3, 2022 – Cycling advocates from both public and private sectors and civil society organizations convened to promote safety and sustainability for Filipinos who bike to work and for whom biking is work at SM by the Bay.

Co-organized by Makati Business Club, SM by the Bay, SM Cares, Bikers United Movement, Bicycle Friendly Philippines, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands, JCI Manila, Beseekleta for EveryJuan, CycleHouse Philippines, Grab, and foodpanda, the event gathered more than 50 participants composed of delivery riders and local cyclists. 

MBC Business for Biking Team at World Bicycle Day 2022 celebration at SM by the Bay

Public and private sector personalities such as Mr. Steven Tan (President, SM Supermalls), Usec. Mark Pastor (Department of Transportation), Ms. Ching Salinas (Bike Lane Program Head, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority), and Mr. Pieter Terpstra (Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Netherlands) joined the event to express their support for safe and sustainable cycling conditions in the Philippines.

Cycling group leaders Mrs. Karen Crisostomo (Bicycle Friendly Philippines) and Ms. Ann Angala (Bikers United Movement) also conducted a Road Safety Seminar where delivery riders learned about the basics of bike commuting and their rights on the road as cyclists. The event also featured free bike rentals and mechanic services for cyclists in need of basic bike repairs. 

For those who are interested in supporting this advocacy, we invite you to take the pledge to be a Biking-Friendly Business by clicking here: Bike-Friendly Business Pledge or get in touch with MBC’s Business for Biking Team at: