The AUDAX 200km ride on February 20 ( Sign Up ) will take us over a bit of new terrain and gain a few extra kilometers in Malaysia to avoid doing big loops when we are back in Singapore! The new route includes some familiar terrain but you will miss (or maybe not) the j94 rollers. Kulai hills are still included. Malaysia portion Google Maps here There will also be a few other changes. First, the brevet cards will be kept by the riders at the completion of the ride. Time will be registered upon arrival at the finish and will be submitted for Paris. There will be one stamp to start at Starbucks, one in Malaysia at a place to be determined, and then the final stamp at the end. The starting of the ride will be the same (Starbucks, United Square) and the NEW FINISH will be at Brewerkz at Riverside Point. This will help accomodate people who need food or beer upon finishing the ride and Starbucks who was complaining about beer drinking…so it makes everybody happier. In addition, the traffic is much lighter near Brewerkz than in the busy area of Novena when the riders typically finish in the early afternoon. Special thanks to Patrick Williams for creating this new route!
You will have a total time of 13 hours to complete the ride. Ride registration starts at 0500 and we roll at 5:30 sharp. Bring your passport, EP, PR, or anything else you need to cross the border into Malaysia.
Jan 23 – AUDAX 200km
AUDAX 200km in January had 48 finishers! Given it was the first one of the year many people found it tough. The weather was actually very cooperative however the Kulai hills and rollers were a bit of a shock after taking a few months off for the holidays. Despite being the first ride of the 2016 calendar year, there were many great workers and signs of the AUDAX spirit evident. Given it is a new year we will start the awards again to encourage good behavior on the road. If you are new to AUDAX you can learn about the awards here- awards overview . The Lundy Worker Award, which goes to the hard worker of the bunch no doubt goes to Michael Naert, who did loads of front time on the first group. The JFT AUDAX Spirit award is for people that do things to help the group survive and arrive home safely…this one goes to Patrick Williams. Patrick guided probably the biggest single group in Singapore AUDAX history, including the souls who blew up in the first group (a’hem). Finally the Silk Smile Award which identifies people who can smile no matter how tough things are going goes to Laura Gordon, who despite looking a bit tired managed a big smile at KM 200….congrats all. You all win a pair of Singapore AUDAX socks.
Stay tuned for one additional update with the new 200km route where you can get a .gpx file to ensure nobody gets lost. Additional details on the February 20th ride will also be provided.
New Finish spot