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Topic: Organizing Batam 6 Bridges Ride

Posted on: 19th Jun 2013 12:00 PM    Quote and Reply

Organizing a 2D1N ride (2-way, 180km) at Batam crossing the 6 bridges.
Beautiful scenery.

Date: TBC:
Route: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Batam-6-Bridges-Ride

Anyone interested?


http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Batam-6-Bridges-Ride
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Posted on: 19th Jun 2013 12:52 PM    Quote and Reply


Day & date?
might be interested if dates are not too close to 8-10 Nov tour de Bintan.

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Posted on: 19th Jun 2013 1:21 PM    Quote and Reply


Date is open, but I am thinking the last weekend of June (29-30 June)

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Posted on: 22nd Jun 2013 4:55 AM    Quote and Reply


Out of curiousity, what accommodations are there at the southern end of the island?

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Posted on: 22nd Jun 2013 5:03 AM    Quote and Reply


Curios about the haze over there. Will the event be postponed till October/November after the haze? A video of the route would be educational. I mean do we have to do mountain climbing... (my BMI still on the high side). Many thanks.
I believe have to pity the organiser and participants for this weekend TTSH Charity Ride if there is haze over there when they arrive.

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Posted on: 22nd Jun 2013 11:34 AM    Quote and Reply


Happy to see some replies

To clear to questions:

Date:
It is open depending on the responses and weather condition.
Orignal plan was last weekend of June, but if the haze still persist by end of this month, then need to wait till first or second week of July;

Route:
As for some photos and videos along the route, can reference to these 2 blog:
http://lovethefold.blogspot.sg/2012/10/bridging-barelang-highway-of-batam-pt-1.html
http://tockkong.blogspot.sg/2013/03/tour-de-barelang-2013.html

Itinerary:
Option 1: Cycle one way (~80km to the southmost island, come back with van)
Option 2: Cycle two way (~80km to the southmost island, overnight there, then cycle next morning back)

If take option1, need to book supporting van;
If take option2, need accomdation.Along the east coast are a number of tourist resorts (incomplete list):
There are some choices according to this website:
http://www.kutu.com/indo/riau/6bridges.htm

- Bukit Berbunga Cottages Rp 50000, simple, relaxed
- Trikora Beach Resort - Sin$ 50/60 w/ aircon, luxurious
- Shady Shack - Rp 70000 for a wooden hut, nice beach location, newly renovated in 2003. Check out Mr Lobo's 2-storey huts, bedroom on the upper level, cool)

 
Difficulty Level (5/10):
-Able to cycle 80km in one day, we will rests in between like every 20km
-Mostly flat terrain with some rolling hills
-Pace: Causal, ~20-25km/hr

What to do/see:
-Enjoy the scenery along the route
-Photos taking
-Seafood
-Kampong visiting
-Bird watching (depends on luck)
-Swimming

Equipment:
-Road bike/ Mountain bike
-Foldable bike also ok
-Spare tubes, pump
-Torch light
-Extra clothes
-Passport
-Water/food

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Posted on: 22nd Jun 2013 11:52 AM    Quote and Reply


Looks like 2 X 20Km/H X 4HR = 160Km = 1 day trip. The rest of the time for meal/rest/sight-seeing...

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Posted on: 22nd Jun 2013 11:57 AM    Quote and Reply


That's what I am thinking but the plan is flexible depending on the situation

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Posted on: 24th Jun 2013 8:55 PM    Quote and Reply


I will be interested. just PM you.

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Posted on: 24th Jun 2013 10:56 PM    Quote and Reply


Ahem - It's been a while since I did the 6 bridges so could be wrong here but there was no accomodation down at the far end when we did it - we camped on a beach - camp fire cooking, wine and a gazillion mossies - but good fun
Trikora beach is on the east coast of Bintan not Batam - I've stayed at Bukit berbunga on Bintan, pretty nice place but basic; shady shack is better though a brilliant location right on the beach - I would stay there again rather than some concrete resort.

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Posted on: 25th Jun 2013 1:14 PM    Quote and Reply


Had a biking trip at bintan last weekend 22/23 jun. Shld b okay too. Not hazy at all. Some burning but ok. Weather is dry during these period. My advise is good to hv safety pickup follow throughout to n fro. Be safe n secure always. Ride in group, night falls fast atound 6.

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