The NTU Bike Rally 2009 falls on Sunday, 15th March 2009 this year and for the second year they will have two start points – East Coast Park (128km) and Nanyang Technological University (85km). The 128km route passes by Labrador Park, NTU, Kranji Reservoir, Seletar Reservoir, Pasir Ris Park and Changi Beach before ending back at East Coast Park.
This is the best long distance public ride in Singapore and I have ridden with them since 2003. I blogged about it a bit last year and in earlier years and will probably do so a few more times as we rouse ourselves up with preparatory, intermediate-distance rides and update the tips for long distance rides.
By riding there and back, I get to clock 160km and this year, my long suffering saddle gets replaced to something shamefully comfortable – well in theory at least!
A fun part of last year's ride was twittering the bike stats during the breaks and seeing the responses of Kevin in NY and John in Sydney appear on my mounted handphone! The news of the prata stop at Jalan Kayu was saddening for them of course, but it was a thankful break in the afternoon heat.
Coming in to end point during the NTU Bike Rally 2007
A bunch of my kakis have already confirmed their participation: Ladybug, Cat, Jo, Kaixin, Lekowala, Jas and Min Yee
Visit the website at http://bikerally.ntusportsclub.sg