Posted on behalf of the Hares.
Date: Sunday May 6th, 2012
Hares: Bertrand Peuchot, Anders Tideman, Pierre-Jean Daniel, Frederic Clos, Jean-Philippe Race, with the support of the Sungai Buaya Cycling Club (SBCC)
Time: Briefing 09:15am, ride off 09:30am
Venue: Sungai Buaya, +3° 22’ 19.02”, +101° 31’ 40.32”
Good trails, various scenic views, good diversity of environments, this is also the place of an active mtb club, SBCC. You will ride in palm trees plantation, rubber trees, grass, river (the sungai “buaya“, ha, ha,ha!…), rocks, mud, road, double track, single track, no track.
This bash objective is to offer a trail to every level (… expert riders, rocket climbers, professional descenders, … you will probably recognize yourself in one of the categories we are aiming at !).
The Short Loop is 13km long, flatish through palm trees plantation, forests and open spaces. It is quite scenic and can be suitable for any kind of riders: confirmed, first timers or even trained kids (10+ yrs old) with their parents.
The Long Loop is about 32km long. The ride will alternate with fast flowing sections and, let’s say, slower ones. Actually, you may meet some slopes on the way (one is 115m high…), obviously some downhills too. It is quite long with some significant elevation so may be very challenging if you are not well prepared.
Long or short ride, absolutely mind to bring a lot of water as you need to be self sufficient, sun block as there will be several exposed parts, a first aid medical kit, spare tube, tools, your favorite snack, your bike.
Mind to slow down in the downhill sections and keep a safe clearance with the rider in front of you.
Sungai Buaya is located North of Kuala Lumpur.
There are two ways to get there: the highway or the road. We advise you to take the highway on the way back as it can be busy when you drive across Rawang on Sundays by mid-day.
By the road, follow Jalan Ipoh in direction of Ipoh. Go across Rawang, stay on Road 1 still in direction of Ipoh and after a few kilometers after Rawang, take left on B56 in direction of Sungai Buaya. On the next crossroads, keep left to stay on B56. Follow the B56. Go under the bridge of the Highway E1. You will enter a small forest. Once you leave the forest, you will be in Sungai Buaya. You are still on the B56. Don’t take the first street on your left but rather turn left at the second crossroad (four main streets N-S and E-W). Drive 700m and park on the left hand side.
By the highway, you will follow the E1 in direction of Ipoh. 37km after the toll of Mont Kiara, take the exit to Bukit Beruntung. After the exit toll, take right on B112. After 7km, turn right on B56. Follow the B56. Go under the bridge of the Highway E1. You will enter a small forest. Once you leave the forest, you will be in Sungai Buaya. You are still on the B56. Don’t take the first street on your left but rather turn left at the second crossroad (four main streets N-S and E-W). Drive 700m and park on the left hand side.
Please park on the side of the road, in the grass. Coordinates: +3° 22’ 19.02”, +101° 31’ 40.32”
To register, you will have to cross the road and find the tent in the small street that goes around the stores (Jalan Kesumbarsari 1), 100m North of the parking location.
The briefing will be given in the area South of the parking lot. at 09:15.
On on !