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Top Regional Riders to Take On Local Talent

Top Regional Riders to Take On Local Talent at Phat Tyre Sunday Singapore, 14 August 2007
Mountain bike racing returns to Singapore’s Tampines trail on 19 August 2007, with a promise of a bigger and better mud-free race this year for both riders and supporters. The race will see participation from a host of accomplished elite riders from the region, who have committed to flying in especially to take on local elite riders in a head-to-head offroad Clash of the Titans.Star riders who have confirmed attendance include South East Asian (SEA) Games gold medalists: male XC-Elite riders Dadi Nurcahyadi (Indonesia) and Eusebio Quinones and Surban Q Nino (Philippines); as well as female XC-Elite rider Baby Marties Bitbit. KL International Mountain Bike Carnival gold medalist Bandi Sugito (Indonesia) will also join the fight at the knoll.

The race is DirTraction’s 3rd offroad, cross-country race offering for all mountain bike enthusiasts in Singapore. Race participants will get to ride on an extended jungle track and have a roll over the Tampines mountain bike trail, which was built just last year. The extended cross-country trail is approximately 7km and includes more jungle sections, single track and hill climbs. This race will also feature a singlespeed-cyclo cross category, for the very first time ever.

“The mountain bike scene has really blossomed here in Singapore and it is going to be exciting to see our local boys battle it out with elite riders from our neighbouring countries. There is no doubt they will put up a good fight,” said Max Mager, Race Director, DirTraction. “The talent that is set to hit the trail this weekend is fierce and this will be an exciting race for spectators to watch as this particular race route is one of the most accessible ones in Singapore and they will have a great view of the action.”

To make the race a more enjoyable one, organizers have also arranged for bazaar booths to create a festival vibe. The Phat Tyre Pasar Malam will include apparel and bike gear booths, as well as food and drink stations.


For media enquiries, please contact:
Janice Lee Fang
Mobile: 9183 1406
janice@dirtraction.comAngela Leow Gray
Mobile: 8163 3800


About DirTraction
Dirtraction is a privately-owned organization which seeks to promote mountain biking to adventure junkie Singaporeans and provide professional World Class racing in Singapore. The organization’s core business is in the planning of regular mountain biking activities, including races and bike festivals, the development of cross discipline races, conducting bike clinics for entry-level bikers, as well as trail-building and maintenance of offroad trails in Singapore. DirTraction’s vision is to cultivate Singapore’s community of outdoor sports lovers and to grow their sense of adventure for the future. For more information on DirTraction, please log on to: www.dirtraction.com