McDonald’s Philippines organized the 2nd Tour de McDo to celebrate the World Bicycle Day, brings together prominent cycling communities and cycling advocates. The event attracted approximately 100 participants, incl Where Ride Tomorrow?, First Bike Ride, Esteban Cycling Community, and Ride Together. Together, they embarked on three separate routes—Intramuros, Pampanga, and Tagaytay—showing their support for McDonald’s active commitment to sustainability.
The three routes offer different options catering to cyclists of different skill levels. Intramuros provides a beginner-friendly route, Clark, Pampanga offers an intermediate level challenge, and Tagaytay presents an advanced route. Each leg of the Tour de McDo starts at a McDonald’s store, serving as a meeting place for participants to gather and connect with fellow cyclists. In addition, participants will have an exciting opportunity to meet and greet Ronald McDonald and even make fun TikTok covers with him.
Covering three different areas in Luzon, the second edition of the Tour de McDo witnessed the unwavering energy and enthusiasm of all the routes, engaging all participants in a memorable cycling experience.
Thys Estrada, a passionate cycling advocate known as @thyszest, passionately recounts his experience during the Intramuros leg of the Tour de McDo. He expressed his enjoyment of the fun trip, fueled by the high energy and camaraderie of familiar and new friends who participated in the event.
Meanwhile, Daily Cyclist PH (@everydaycyclistph) chimed in as well, saying, “[it is] It’s always a pleasure to see familiar and friendly faces, exchange stories, gossip, and positive vibes in the morning.
Both narratives highlight the sense of community and shared excitement that pervades the Tour de McDo, making it a memorable and engaging experience for all participants.
Cyclists are eager to share their great experiences on the routes, especially First Bike Ride (@firstbikeride), who expressed their joy of riding in the morning through the historic area of Intramuros. They also talked about the terrifying journey across the beautiful Binondo Bridge.
Their words show appreciation for the unique blend of history and natural beauty encountered during the Tour de McDo, which further enhances the overall experience of the participants.
Just a Bike Vlog (@justanotherbikevlog), one of the participating vloggers of the Tour de McDo, took to Instagram Story to express their gratitude. They emphasized how the crew and security personnel of McDonald’s Quirino Ave. played a major role in ensuring the success of the event by prioritizing everyone’s safety throughout the trip. McDonald’s stores are also equipped with bicycle repair stations, which ensure that cyclists have an uninterrupted and enjoyable ride.
Kenneth S. Yang, President and CEO of McDonald’s Philippines, expressed his appreciation for the success of the 2nd Tour de McDo of McDonald’s Philippines. He emphasized the importance of collaboration in the event with different cycling communities and promoters, creating a morning full of fun, energy, and friendship. The collective goal is to promote sustainable action for the environment and the community. Yang also expressed his eagerness to continue working with customers and crew to maintain their commitment to sustainability.
The Tour de McDo serves as the flagship project under McDonald’s Philippines’ Green and Good Campaign, which aims to implement environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions throughout its operations. This multi-stage bike challenge not only promotes sustainable mobility but also encourages the creation of more bike-friendly spaces.
If you’re up for the challenge, you can check out the Intramuros route, the Clark route, Pampanga, or the Tagaytay route with your friends and family. Don’t forget to visit the designated Bike & Dine areas of McDonald’s stores and use the bike repair stations to ensure a safe, fun, and profitable trip.