NTU Bike Rally – 15 March 2009

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

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5 thoughts on “NTU Bike Rally – 15 March 2009

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  3. Did not see you at the briefing session on Sunday… They gave a good safety brief.

    In case you did not notice the change. The start point is at Big Splash this year. Please remind your friends, and hope they don’t end up at the last year’s start point very early on a Sunday morning.


  4. Thanks Kok Fah! Yeah I asked to be excused, had to be elsewhere. Glad to hear they did a good job at the safety brief.
    Thanks for the head’s up n the start location. They did update their webpage with an “event ground” page.

    I am wondering, will it sizzle this year or will it pour?
    Hoping for the latter!

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