Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine Day's ride on East Coast Park PCN

Green is the New Pink

"Green is the new Pink Bike-a-Thon" - a scenic 28km through the East Coast Park Connector.

An final year project event by the Flying Cows, four final year NTU students frm the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information! You gotta love the URL:

Registration ends tomorrow so hop over quick.

  • Start point: Sun Plaza Park
  • End point/picnic ground: East Coast Park Area C4
  • Date/day: 14 Feb 2009/Saturday
  • Reporting time: 0645hours
  • Flag-off: 0800 hours
  • Registration fee: $15 (+ bike rental + helmet rental fee + attractive goodie bag)

The exhibition is over, but there is also a blogging contest open until 7th March 2009 with a 7-speed Dahon bike as 1st prize!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama out and about on his bicycle

When will we see more of our leaders do the same :-)

Picture source:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Multi-level automated bicycle parking in Tokyo

Asia is Green recently highlighted this Youtube clip which shows an automated system grabbing a parked 'gentleman bicycle,' sending it underground to be racked up in a space saving, multi-level bicycle garage, and quickly too!

The clip is on Japanese but from other blogs I gleaned that the garage is apparently located at Tokyo Metro's Kasai Station and can hold 9,400 bicycles. The reporter test recorded the system taking a mere 23 seconds to store a bicycle and this single session use cost 100 yen (S$1.65 / US$1.11) and about US$18 for a season pass.

Danny Cho took a closer look.

The garage apparently costs US$67 million. It is nearly full everyday and ther ehas been a 20% in neighbourhood biking according to the Washington Post report (see below).

See this informative report by Blaine Harden, The Washington Post:

See comments and this link about secure, free bicycle cages in Australia.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

NTU Bike Rally 2009

The NTU Bike Rally is the best long distance public ride in Singapore and I have ridden with them since 2003.

This year the bike rally falls on Sunday, 15th March 2009 and for the second year, there are two start points - East Coast Park (128km) and Nanyang Technological University (85km).

The 128km route passes by Labrador Park, NTU, Kranji Reservoir, Seletar Reservoir, Pasir Ris Park and Changi Beach before ending back at East Coast Park.

See their webpage for details:

NTU Bike Rally 2009 small