29 July 2011, SUBANG JAYA: The first ever Folding Bike Fun Ride 2011 takes place at the PLUS Speedway Go-Kart Circuit in USJ, Subang Jaya tomorrow night with encouraging response already from folding bike enthusiasts throughout the Klang Valley.
The event, slated as a prelude to a regular folding bike jamboree series planned later this year, will be the first of its kind in the country, bringing together this new wave of cycling enthusiasts.
"We're trying to encourage the growth of cycling not just as a high performance, serious sport, but also as a means of environmentally friendly transportation and this has seen growth in numbers of folding bicycles on Malaysian roads," said event co-organiser Sayed Alfeizal Sayed Ahmad.
Folding Bike Trading Sdn Bhd, the first specialised folding bicycles retailer in the country, is a co-organiser and sponsor of the event, along with Comma Motorsports. The Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) will provide technical assistance for the event.
The event is also supported by the country's top isotonic drinks brand 100 Plus.
"Mainly the folding bikes enthusiasts have gathered for group rides and tours around the country. Some also use their folding bikes to commute. Some have also tried entering races for road bikes with their folding bikes," said Folding Bike Trading managing director Well Tan.
"Since there are already quite a number of folding bike enthusiasts in the country, we decided it is the right time to have events catering to them. Yes, there will be races, but mainly we are aiming to get these enthusiasts together for a fun event."
MNCF deputy president Datuk Naim Mohamad expressed his pleasure at seeing the growth in this segment of cycling and pledged cooperation from the governing body towards such efforts.
"As the parent body, we do not officially have a unit that looks into folding bikes. But seeing that there is such an interest in this segment of cycling, we are quite pleased and will look into providing assistance where need be to ensure that it continues to grow," said Datuk Naim.
The event will begin at 6pm tomorrow (Saturday, 30 July) with events in four categories - men and women Open and masters. The organisers have also pre-set safety requirements of each rider needing to wear a helmet and with minimum rear blinkers, since the event will be held at night.
This is the very First folding bike fun ride that will be held at the Speedway Plus Circuit Subang Jaya.
MASTERS(M) -- Age above 35
MASTERS(W) -- Age above 35
8 laps for each categories.
Fee: RM 50 each.
Pass to Folding Bike Trading Damansara Perdana.
Or Bank in to Public Bank Account: 3155598630. (Folding Bike Trading)
Please fill up the entry form, you can either fax (03-7713 3222) or email to email@example.com or pass to us by hand at the registration counter.
Event includes prizes for top 3 winners, lucky draw, food and drinks.
Last weekend before puasa, will have great fun and party here.
Entries will be accepted at the venue until 6.45pm tomorrow.
Foldies! Let's make it our own event, shall start from here.
For further information, contact Well Tan +6016 393 2229 or Sayed Alfeizal at +6012 400 0165. www.fbfoldingbike.com