Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Cyclists come together for the first Tour de McDo in Nuvali

“McDonald’s Philippines—together with our partners from Ayala Land - Nuvali— strengthen our commitment to the environment through our Green & Good initiative. Providing opportunities for our customers to take part in activities like Tour de McDo supports our advocacy of championing sustainable active mobility that results in lessening of emissions, creating a positive impact to communities we serve.” ~Adi Hernandez, Corporate Relations Director for McDonald’s Philippines
Adi Hernandez, Corporate Relations Director of McDonald's Philippines is accompanied by (from left to right) Vince Velasco of San Ride Bukas, Ronald McDonald, and Mark Manundo, Estate development Head for Nuvali

Following the grand opening of the 700th McDonald's Philippines location in Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna—cyclists and tourists once more flocked to one of the best biking destinations in the country for the first-ever Tour de McDo on February 12.  

Tour de McDo is a bike race with multiple stages that shows McDonald's new Green and Good flagship stores in Nuvali, Sta. Delos Reyes, Tagaytay City, Rosa, Laguna

Nearly 100 cyclists signed up for the free bike tour, which offered two options: the Nuvali Loop, also known as the "Beginner Route," which stretches 17 kilometers within the region to and from the 700th Store, and the "Intermediate Ride," which stretches 50 kilometers from McDonald's Nuvali to McDonald's Delos Reyes in Tagaytay.

McDonald’s Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald poses with one of the ride leaders for Tour De McDo

Tour De McDo Participants

Participants cycling around Nuvali

Participants cycling around Nuvali

A ceremonial ride out with Ronald McDonald, Chief Happiness Officer of McDonald's, marked the beginning of the Tour de McDo. Participants in the inaugural ride were given special kits that included an exclusive Tour de McDo Dri Fit shirt, limited-edition Tour de McDo stickers, and a free breakfast at McDonald's.

Participants enjoying their breakfast at a McDonald’s Bike and Dine

Participants enjoying their breakfast at a McDonald’s Bike and Dine

Bike-friendly features at McDonald's Nuvali and McDonald's Delos Reyes Tagaytay include a Bike & Dine facility and a Bike Repair Station to meet the needs of cyclists who frequent the scenic bike routes in both locations.

The McDonald's Green & Good initiative is the company's commitment to finding environmentally friendly alternatives for their restaurants and operations. McDonald's Green & Good and store are built with green building materials like light-gauge steel frames and run on utility-efficient solutions like solar rooftops and lampposts, grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, a rainwater harvesting tank, and a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning system, among other things. McDonald's is committed to doing better in assisting in the preservation of the earth.

McDonald’s Philippines master franchise holder Dr. George T. Yang一who oversees and sits as chairman for 40 years一founded and brought the first McDonald’s store to the country in 1981. Since then, McDonald’s in the Philippines has been a formidable player in the country’s quick service restaurant industry, having grown a store network of over 700 nationwide. McDonald’s Philippines continues to aspire to make a difference in communities where it operates through its charity of Choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines. 

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