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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Upcoming Pedal Ubin Ride @ 8 Oct Sunday

At Jelutong Cycling past SLA Fence

It's the time of the month again for Pedal Ubin. After a break in September for the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore which many of our guides are involved in, we're back and excited about the next upcoming ride in October.

Date: 8 October Sunday
Time: 8am - 12noon (approximately)
Meet at the Changi Point Ferry Terminal by 8am. You will go to Ubin together with your guide(s). Do note that we do leave on time, so please do not be late!
If you're interested to sign up, do send an email with the following details to

1. Name
2. Email address
3. Mobile phone number
4. Cycling ability (wobbly, steady or wow!)
5. Emergency contact [name, relationship (e.g. mother/father/wife) and phone number]

You will receive a reply to confirm your participation and instructions about payment. Registered partcipants will receive an FAQ closer to the event date.

Confirmation and Payment (from May 2006)
The charge is S$10.50 (inclusive GST) per participant. If you bring your own bicycle, the charge is S$7.35. Payment covers the bumboat ride from Changi to Pulau Ubin (one-way) and whole day bicycle rental.

Payment if strictly non-refundable. In the unlikely event that the trip is cancelled by Pedal Ubin! due to lightning threat or similar reasons (has not happened yet), a replacement ride will be arranged.

For more information on how to make payment, please refer to the Pedal Ubin website.

Want to know more of what we did? Read an account of the last ride in August 2006 by the Pedal Ubin Project Manager, Ivan Khong.

"August marks 1 year since the latest batch of guides graduated and thus, we celebrated the anniversary with a ride to the east of Ubin!

The ride started of to the east...at the sensory trail. [After which] we zipped to the coconut plantation trail via the mangrove. From there, it was a stopover at the Suria House before our exciting ride to the East.

Hitting Jalan Durian, the participants were thrilled with the donwhill leg, which coupled with the cold morning air was both pleasant and exciting. Rallying point was Kelichap hut, where a short briefing on off-road biking was delivered before we hit the dirt roads.

We hit the German Girl shrine [next], and made it back to the Y U So like that Stall when it started to drizzle.

We saw lots of mudskippers, and a sluice gate in action at the mangroves. [We also] heard a Jungle fowl crowing in the distance.

All in all, it was a fun ride!"

Sounds like an exciting way to spend a Sunday morning exploring our last wild frontier? Sign up for the ride now!

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