Merdeka Ride – Go For Green 2009


The Lions Club of Penang Gold Cost; with the endorsement from Penang State Government under Jawatankuasa MMK Belia dan Sukan will be organizing the bicycle ride theme  MERDEKA RIDE 2009 : Go for Green on 16th August this year at Padang Polo in conjunction with Malaysia 52nd Independence Anniversary. Hence, the Merdeka Ride name was chosen.

The objective of this ride is to encourage the participation of cycling in Penang and creating awareness of cycling for health among all communities.  It is inline with the pace of promoting Penang as an eco environmental friendly destination for local Malaysian and foreign visitors.

There will be 2 category of ride open for registration. For family members, the organizers have arranged a 15km smooth route ride. And for those who are looking for more adrenalin challenge, they could sign up for the 52km professional ride incorporating hill road challenge. No matter which ride they take part, both will be fun for all cycling enthusiasts and supporters to join.  Both category are not competition based. So, there is no winner or loser for those who is fast and those who is slow.

For the 15km ride, cyclist will start their journey at Padang Polo and will make a checkpoint stop at Light Street (in front of Padang Kota Lama) before proceeding the balance of the journey. While for those on the 52km ride, their checkpoint stop will be at Queensbay Mall.

Merdeka Ride : Go for Green 2009 will be a fantastic opportunity for everyone to gear up their bikes, put their feet on the pedals, feel the breeze, and journey through the heart Penang. Cyclist or those from outstation will have a chance to enjoy and grasp the sense of Penang through pedal power on two wheels.

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