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Bike Hike 2012 is back!
Bike hike is an annual overnight cycling event organized by Hwa Chong’s very own Outdoor Activities Club. Bike Hike 2012 promises to be an exciting event filled with unforgettable memories. The 60km route around Singapore is guaranteed to challenge your physical and mental resilience leaving participants with a sense of accomplishment.
Be prepared to be mesmerized by the sights and sounds of Singapore at night. You can look forward to cycling down an eerily empty East Coast Park, gaze at the stars along Punggol Waterway (Don’t forget that you will still be cycling), race along the F1 pit stop and zoom past famous attractions such as Marina Bay Sands, Fullerton Hotel and Clarke Quay.
Participants will get a limited edition Bike Hike 2012 dry-fit T-shirt as well as a finisher’s badge. So what are you waiting for? Form groups of up to 11 people and grab forms from the OAC bench (beside the staircase leading to hall from right wing) or print them out from this link. More details can be found on the registration form.
Do note that Bike Hike 2012 is only available to current students of Hwa Chong (JC).
Registration will be on 27 April 4pm – 5.30pm & 30 April 3.30pm – 5.30pm at A317 and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Feel free to contact Shen Yee from 11S63 at 92259366 or Sylvester from 11S73 at 91995773 should you have any queries. Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!!
Bike Hike 2012 is proudly brought to you by 37th Outdoor Activities Club
Bike Hike is BACK! The theme for this year is Accelebration, as we celebrate the joys of cycling along with Singapore’s hosting of the YOG. Held on the 28th of May, this year’s bike hike promises to be BIGGER and BETTER, with more participants from all JCs around Singapore coming together to break once again the Singapore record (that we ourselves set in 2009) for the largest number of people in an overnight cycling event.
Bike Hike is an annual cycling event organised by Tiong Bahru YEC and supported by Hwa Chong OAC, in which you will get to cycle, along with your friends, through a route of 80km around Singapore. There will be sufficient rest stops along the way for you to hydrate and refresh yourselves as well.
Look forward to a night of fun, accompanied by views of the beautiful night landscape as we wind our way past notable landmarks such as the Singapore River, the Singapore flyer, Haw Par Villa and more. We’ve also kept some of the familiar thrills from last year such as the adrenaline-rush inducing down slope from the old race track, fondly referred to as Initial D.
Also, expect collaterals and freebies from our sponsors Zouk, PreciousThots and many more, as well as the LIMITED EDITION Accelebration T-shirt that comes with your goodie bag! So hesitate no more, form your groups, and submit your registration forms(as attached) to any friendly OAC member today! You may team up with students from other JCs or Polytechnics as well, or simply join as an individual and get to know more people!
Feel free to contact Daniel from 09S63 at 96699580 or Jerrold from 09A13 at 97475833 should there by any further enquiries, or simply send us an email at email@example.com. Visit our event blog at http://bikehike2010.blogspot.com for more details and updates!
Registration closes on 7th May so hurry before it’s too late!
See you there!
Are you interested in outdoor activities? Do you yearn for a fulfilling and fun-filled March holidays? Here’s a golden opportunity for you guys! The 35th Outdoor Activities Club proudly presents to you our annual Youth Leadership Training Camp!
WHAT’S YLTC AND WHY JOIN?
YLTC is a five day four night camp from the 15th of March to the 19th of March. Participants will be split into 6 groups – Apaches, Cherokees, Comanches, Navajos, Pawnees and Shawnees. Through YTLC, you will be able to get to know and bond closely with your group and batch of participants, often forging lasting friendships. =)
In YLTC, you can look forward to a whole new experience – making new friends, learning all about discipline, teamwork and how these values are crucial to a good leadership. In YLTC, everyone can be and will be a leader at times.
The fun and action-packed camp comprises of a whole range of exciting outdoor activities such as rock-climbing, kayaking, hiking, structure-building, camping, campfire and also outdoor cooking. Skills such as orienteering, survival, first aid and pioneering will also be taught to participants through the pre-camps held before the camp itself. After the camp, participants who have successfully completed the course will also be accorded Level One Sport Climbing qualifications, and the fees for this courses is heavily subsidised and already included during registration.
Please take note that YLTC is a pre-requisite for joining OAC. Feel free to contact Cai Yi from 09S77 at 91025819 or Guen Yik from 09S79 at 96699721 should there be any further enquiries. (:
So what are you waiting for? Grab a registration form from any OAC instructor at the OAC bench (located near the canteen at the right wing. Alternatively, you can also download the registration form from SMB, fill it up, and pass it to any one of us. Sign up now for an unforgettable and enjoyable time during the March holidays
Registration ends on the 26th of February, Friday, so please hand in your forms to your friendly OAC seniors either at the OAC bench (simply look out for those with the black OAC collar pin) or to either of the 2 seniors mentioned above. (:
See you there!
Project Speedway. 30th May 2009, 2100hrs. East Coast Park Big Splash. Here 314 cyclists gathered, all geared up with their bikes, safety vests, blinkers and helmets, ready to conquer Singapore over the next 10 hours. The crowd was undeniably overwhelming, with people from diverse backgrounds. But, all with the common goal of breaking the Singapore Record for the Largest Overnight Cycling Expedition and of course, to have fun throughout the night with their buddies.
Proof of crowd at holding area
Participants getting ready their gears for bike hike!
Participants from River Valley High School.
The stage program lasted for 1 hour, where emcees Renice and Raphael got the participants hyped up for the start of Project Speedway. Meanwhile, officials from Singapore Book of Records did their headcount of all the participants and photographs of all the participants were taken. Finally, after much waiting at the holding area, the first two teams, team Alpha and Beta, were flagged off at 10pm with a grand countdown by the program emcees.
Presentation of token of appreciation to Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.
Mass photo shot of all the participants before flag-off!
Presentation of token of appreciation to Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.
Cyclists waiting anxiously at the flag-off area.
17 more teams were consequently flagged off from the starting point, at intervals of 10 minutes for every 2 teams, until 11.40pm where team Uniform left the holding area. Big Splash was immediately transformed from a warm, crowded state to little more than a cold, quiet and lonely piece of concrete.
As so the island-wide journey began, with our cyclists traveling from East Coast Park to the Singapore Flyer, where they caught sight of the magnificent landmark. It was not long before the participants reached their first rest point of the night, Lau Pat Sat. However, most of the participants were still fresh and raring to go, hence wanted to continue almost immediately, opting to skip this first checkpoint.
Cyclists stopping to snap a few shots with the night city view behind.
Our cyclists taking a rest at Lau Pat Sat.
The participants then pedaled pass Vivo City and turned into Alexandra Road where they met with the first killer slope of the night. Despite the daunting upslope, the participants persevered, and managed to conquer it. Before everyone knew it, it was already about 2am and all of us reached Ridout Tea Garden MacDonalds, the second rest point. By then, the cyclists were mostly exhausted and thus took a long break there.
Participants at Ridout Tea Garden MacDonalds.
After 30 minutes of resting, the participants felt rejuvenated and were even more determined than before about completing the route. As they cycled into North Buona Vista Road, they met with the most physically and mentally strenuous part of Bike Hike – a continuous 500m upslope. However, the cyclists displayed the exemplary Hwa Chong quality of 自強不息 and pushed on till the end until they reached the peak of Buona Vista. Of course, the cyclists were rewarded with the best part of Bike Hike – a continuous 5 minutes down slope, fondly referred to as ‘Initial D’ or ‘99 turns’.
Seizing a chance at a red light to take a shot.
After the exhilarating ride past NUS, the route took a turn west, heading down Pasir Panjang Road and West Coast Road towards the Jurong region. Proceeding along Jurong Hall Road, we passed by the Singapore Science Centre and Snow City, before arriving at the long awaited third rest point. Here, the participants had the luxury of feasting at the prata shop. The shop had earlier, upon hearing the expected turnout of the event, agreed to extend its opening hours. Indeed, in the end the ever accommodating shop owners stayed open for 24 hours to cater to every single participant.
Participants at the prata shop!
After resting at the prata shop, the participants cycled passed Little Gui Lin, and headed to Dunearn Road, where they traveled the whole stretch of road from King Albert Park to Serene Centre, passing by our own school, Hwa Chong Institution on the way! Everyone continued to pedal down to Orchard Road, catching a seemingly deserted Orchard, in stark contrast to the usual crowded and lively shopping hot spot. Soon, we reached the break-off point at the Cathay.
The fast teams kept going straight to head back to East Coast Park directly via Bras Basah Road and Nicoll Highway. The faster teams made a left turn instead to cycle all the way from Dhoby Ghaut to Kovan following the North East Line and rested there before pedaling back to East Coast Park, even as the sun rose.
Cyclists returning their bikes after reaching the end point.
It was almost 7am when the first teams started streaming into the bike collection area at Marina Cove and the holding area at Big Splash became alive again like the night before.
Participants exhausted from all the cycling.
There were people who were knocked out totally and simply lay flat on the ground to catch some sleep, while others were too excited over completing their quest of conquering Singapore on two wheels. Of course, there were also participants who were sad that soon, Bike Hike 2009 would be but memories deep in their hearts.
Some snooze-ing, some high-ing, some emo-ing.
It was at about 9am when the last team arrived at Big Splash, and Project Speedway was brought to a grand closure with the officials from the Singapore Book of Records announcing that we had set a new Singapore record with 314 cyclists pedaling through the night around Singapore.
Record broken! For the Largest Overnight Cycling Expedition!
Project Speedway Instructors.
Quotes from participants about Project Speedway:
“Bike Hike was superb. Superb planning on OAC’s part…”
“I miss Bike Hike! Feel sore almost everywhere. I miss the slopes and the cycling-along-Orchard-Road and the tiredness, fun…”
“Well organised as far as organisations could go…”
“I must be really appreciative that I was going for Bike Hike…”
“It was madness but after completing the journey I feel a sense of accomplishment…”
From the Organising Committee of Bike Hike 2009:
Thank you to all participants for being part of Bike Hike 2009, for being so determined to complete the route, for being so understanding towards our flaws in our organisation of the event and of course, for enjoying the whole experience of Bike Hike!
Thank you to Tiong Bahru Community Youth Executive Committee for co-hosting this event with us. Thank you to our sponsors, Playground @ Big Splash, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Create Action Now, Fraser and Neave, Red Bull, Zouk, Central Singapore Community Development Council for their support.
Thank you to Mr Alex Quek for being our mentor and training instructor for the past few months. Thank you to Mr Daniel Ling, our teacher-in-charge, for his help in our logistical and publicity efforts. Thank you to the 35th Hwa Chong Outdoor Activities Club for their help as Assistant Instructors in Bike Hike.
East Coast Park Big Splash. 30th May 2009 2100hrs. 31st May 2000 1000hrs.
314 cyclists, 1 Singapore Record.
6 months of preparation, 1 night of event, a memory to last a lifetime.
Bike Hike 2009, Project Speedway – Velocity Redesigned!
Time: 8pm (TBC)
Venue: East Coast Park
Registration deadline: 8th May 2009, Friday
Registration fee: $20 (incl. event shirt, bike rental, insurance and goodie bag)
Approach any OAC members for registration now! For any enquires, please contact us as follows: