|Posted||15 Nov 2015|
|Category||Races & Events|
Bike on Friday
For the past three months we've been campaigning for a cause. Campaigning for everybody to give cycling to work a chance, to turn to the humble bicycle for commute. We call it Bike on Fridays, and it's starting right here in Penang.
Now we invite you to join us for a new phase of Bike on Friday!
After weeks of campaigning, the state government of Penang has finally decided to go ahead with a bike lane project to connect Karpal Singh Drive & E-Gate with the Queens Bay Mall & the Free Industrial Zone down in the southern region of the island.
What does this mean for cyclists? Now you can beat the peak hour traffic! And feel better for it too. Imagine being able to cruise down on your bike at your own pace, then park and shower at your company. Can't imagine it? Well, that's why we're doing this.
What's In It For You?
Why would you want to cycle to work? Here are some reasons:
It's healthier & more fun - Studies show cyclists are happier than car & train commuters
Save money - Petrol prices just went up again
Takes the same amount of time to get to work as sitting in a car stuck in traffic
Get to meet fellow cyclists
Your bike will be less sad
Check out our Facebook page for cool bike news! https://www.facebook.com/bikelah.malaysia/?ref=hl
The ride is absolutely free! Gather at 6:45am at Starbucks along Karpal Singh Drive for a free cup of coffee before we head out at 7:00am. There's lots of parking around and inside the Maritime building; the entrance to the covered parking area is down the side road past Starbucks.
We will utilise the new bike paths that our council has kindly laid down for us, but be warned that at the moment certain sections are either incomplete or have been damaged. Therefore you are encouraged to bring a bike built for some off-road use.
We aim to reach Queens Bay Mall within an hour, and then we will have breakfast at the coffee shops that open early before heading out to our respective companies to get ready for work. Food & drink will be sponsored.
We are here to make a change. A change for the better. So come join us this Friday morning for the Bike on Friday FIZ challenge! Check out our Facebook group for more FIZ riding updates.
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