Thank you for the support and enthusiasm shown at our inaugural endurance mountain bike race, Singapore Bike Asia 100 Mountain Bike Race 2008, a first of many more to come and a new phenomenon in mountain biking in Singapore and South East Asia.
We would like to share with you an explanatory statement from the Commissaire in Charge of the race (Race Communique Nos 1 ) on the reasons for which the event was cancelled. We fully support his decision as your safety should always be a number one consideration on our list. Some of you may not know that Singapore has the highest incidence of lightning strikes in the world with fatality statistics to prove; you have a higher chance of being struck by lightning here than winning the lottery! Riding under heavy-rain conditions is part and parcel of mountain biking. Getting struck by lightning, especially in the widely open Tampines track, is a life-and-death issue. Continuing with a race isn’t.
For those of you anxiously waiting for our results, we will be uploading them onto our website by Wednesday 1700pm. ( RESULTS)
Please also note that all solo and team competitors who have finished 5 or more laps will have been deemed to be an official “Finisher” (survivor) and will be entitled to the following goodies in recognition of their efforts in completing that number of laps.
- Each Finisher Duo and Quad member : Finisher medal
- Each Finisher Solo : Finisher medal and “I Survived 100km of Wheel Torture” t-shirt
The above items can be picked up upon confirmation of the race results by the commissaire in charge at a location to be confirmed by Friday 1700pm. So do log on to our website for more updates.
Location for finisher kit collection :
Swiss Valley Bike Shop
486 River Valley Road
Tel : +65 68 366 566
available only after 18th Apr 2008, Friday 5:00 pm
On the brighter side of things, those of you who have finished at last 5 laps can brag that you’ve completed at least 100km i.e. 50km suffered by each wheel of your bike!
For those of you who would like to give your constructive feedback on the race, kindly send them through our Contact Us page.
We also welcome url links to those of you who would like to share your photos of the event on our website.
Although the lightning and thunderstorm has dampened the event, we hope it did not dampen your spirit in taking on yet another DirTraction event in future. We look forward to your continued support.
Last but not least, we would like to thank legendary Tinker Juarez for gracing our event and for being an inspiration to us all. In his own words, Tinker says with a big smile “see you all next year”! That means it’s time to start training for next year’s 100km mountain bike race and finishing off all 100km! Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us all.