To keep cycling for health and joy in busy Singapore, it helps to join events and infect your kakis in the process. This year there are several rides peppering the calendar until August.
After a relatively inactive monsoon, it is the NTU Sports Club’s Round Island which sees me climb back into the saddle to recover my cycling fitness by February. This year will be my 11th ride with them and I signed up for their 168km route along with only a single kaki from Zendog 2.0, Kenneth Pinto. Ladybug has promised to deliver lunch once again and Alvin Wong will probably cheer from his window when we pass Punggol! Flu has interrupted training but there are two more weeks.
In March, a Word Water Day ride, Re(Cycle) 360 beckons. It’s a fun event and we are encouraging NUS Toddycats to join us on the ride. We head to Pandan mangrove that afternoon for a mangrove cleanup so it will be an active day indeed.
In April I signed up for the 60km ride at Cycle Asia Singapore – the racers will tear away and I will be left far behind to enjoy an uninterrupted early morning sprint on my hybrid bike.
In June, Heart of Courage is a charity ride which friends of friends of mine pointed me to. This is the first time Teen Challenge is fund-raising with a cycling event so I signed up promptly (the funds go to the charity effort). I might be at a conference instead though.
And finally just as my life falls apart in August with the bulk of my heavy teaching load in Semester 1, there is one last respite with OCBC Cycle. The emphasis on safety has seen the 59km ride dropped so I will sign up for the 39km ride, when registration opens in early March. A bunch of my kakis will usually sign up for the Community Ride.
Next to plan for the offroad rides.
 NTU Bike Rally by NTU Sport Club, 08 Mar 2015 [registration closed; bikerally.ntusportsclub.sg]
 (Re)Cycle 350, World Water Day 21 Mar 2015 [register before 28 Feb 2015 for a Cycle 350 dri-fit sports tee-shirt; cycle350.peatix.com]
 Cycle Asia Singapore, by Spectrum Worldwide, 10-12 Apr 2015 [registration open; http://www.cycleasia.com/singapore]
 Heart of Courage, 20 Jun 2015; Teen Challenge (Singapore)’s first charity cycling event and fundraiser for DARE Centre [registration open; tc-heart-of-courage.org, facebook]
 OCBC Cycle, by OCBC, 29-30 Aug 2015 [registration opens on 09 March 2015; OCBC Cardmembers can register on 03 Mar 2015 with a 10% discount. ocbccycle.com]