EVENT: OCBC CYCLE 2016
CAFE BIKE CRAWL
A PERFECT MOMENT TO REMEMBER
THE JOY OF CYCLING – LESS THE COMPETITIVE STREAKS
OCBC Cycle Singapore 2016 happens on 1st and 2nd October 2016. Instead of simply waiting and training on your own for the big weekend ahead, the folks at OCBC Cycle, as with previous years, wants everybody to get more out of this big cycling event that had since became quite a tradition for Singapore for years. The fun has already started! And Bikezilla spent a morning checking out one such event.
CAFE BIKE CRAWL
To lead up to the finale of cycling events in October, there are a series of events by OCBC Cycle that caters to just about everybody – from fitness bootcamp, to workshop that allows participants to experience how professionals train, to more relaxed sessions like health talk and cooking workshop, the series of events strive to encourage more people to adopt or maintain or value-add on their healthy lifestyle. We are especially delighted to be invited to experience the Cafe Bike Crawl – a chilled-out social ride along a planned route of less than 20km and dotted with stopovers at food & beverages establishments enroute.
WHAT IMPRESSED US
The Cafe Bike Crawl can be considered a mini showcase of just how good OCBC Cycle is at conducting cycling events and excursions. These guys have the route planning & itinerary, safety, time estimation, contingencies for unfavorable weather, logistics, group rapport and even marketing messages planned to a T! Although it was a short ride for a relatively small group riding in a relatively safe environment (local Park Connector Network), we have to say that the execution of the whole Cafe Bike Crawl was very good and professionally planned. And we would strongly recommend it to all levels of cyclists.
For the beginners, this is the perfect opportunity to make new friends, appreciate cycling as both a lifestyle and a sport. And this is said with the hope that after the Cafe Bike Crawl, those who do not ride often would have a heightened enthusiasm towards more regular rides. And more riding friends would help you achieve that!
For the more experienced riders, this is the event you should bring your beginner friends, family or parents to. They will love you for it! While we are sure many riders would bring their beginner partners on leisure park rides once it a while, ride events that are so well-planned and executed are rare to come by. And again, this could be the opportunity to let your beginner partners make some friends that is outside of your "expert" circle. More choices of different rides to come maybe?
(The Cafe Bike Crawl is suitable for all kind of bikes)
JOIN THE CRAWL!
Interested? Join OCBC Cycle on a Cafe Bike Crawl that is happening in July and August 2016.
WHEN: 9 July and 13 August 2016, 8:00am to 3:00pm
VENUE: 10 Tebing Lane, @Punggol (Meeting Point)
PLACES AVAILABLE: 60 (10 places reserved for The Straits Times readers)
SIGN-UP FEE: $6 per pax (Amount will be donated to the chosen charities)
To register, click here.
To help you convince you partners just how fun a Cafe Bike Crawl can be, check out these photos from a recent crawl!
* As some sections of this route may be on open roads, you have to be a competent cyclist comfortable with riding in such conditions. This activity also requires you to bring your own bicycle and helmet. This workshop is only open to participants 21 years old and above.
All photos by OCBC Cycle
For more information on OCBC Cycle 2016, please visit their website at ocbccycle.com