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Ipoh Cycle Fest 2017, PERAK

Angeline Thursday, April 6, 2017 , , , , ,


The stage has been set to blow your mind with Malaysia’s biggest bicycle festival that’s back for its second edition come April 2017 in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017. Jointly organized by both X Camp Adventure Sdn Bhd and Destination Perak Sdn Bhd, the event promises an entire week of high energy, adrenaline pumping action for all ages.

Based in Ipoh, the Ipoh Cycle Fest promises more than just a spectacular show but an entire celebration of the art of cycling within a festival atmosphere for the whole family regardless if you’re a novice or a pro. Amidst great music, food and quality sports entertainment, it also allows you to soak up the beauty of the limestone city, Ipoh.

The Ipoh Cycle Fest highlights 17 main events which include ICF Bike Expo, Friday Night Fixie, Fat Bike Cross Cup, Tambun CRIT, Junior Cup, Ipoh Cycle Fest 2017 Night Ride, The Banjaran Quest, R+R Race, Folders Eco Ride, BMX Jam, Gatebridge 4X, King of SAIONG Downhill, Royal Belum Tour, Gopeng Tour, Lumut Tour, Taiping Tour. The whole festival is set to kick off with the inaugural premiere of the Gran Fondo New York Championship in Malaysia.
Other side events include Old School BMX and Vintage Bike display, Food truck zone, Bike Service Center, Time Attack Challenge, Trike Bike Demo, Bike Rental Zone, Trishaw/ Beca Ride, Celebrity Ride, Closing Concert (MAPS).

Ipoh Cycle Fest aims to be THE Cycle Tourism Event in not just Perak but Malaysia in the hope that by doing so Perak’s Destination Image will build not just within the region but at a world stage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gran Fondo New York (GFNY), a global cycling marathon series continue to expand its portfolio to Malaysia for the first time ever. With a total 14 races next year, GFNY Malaysia has been announced as the fifth GFNY race in 2017, after GFNY Mexico City on March 26.

The race will be opened for all levels from amateur to professional. With a tagline of ‘Be A Pro For A Day’, GFNY aims on giving everyone the experiences of cycling like a pro in a global bicycle marathon. Every participants will receive an iconic, official, neon green GFNY race jersey made from Italy which has become a sought-after badge of honour.
The next GFNY race for the 2016 – 2017 series will kick off in Colombia on February 26 and ending at the final championship in New York City on May 21. Following up to the next series will start off at Mon Ventoux on June 25. GFNY Malaysia will take place on April 23 where it will be held on the first day of Asia’s Biggest Bicycle Festival – the Ipoh Cycle Fest 2017. The start and finish of GFNY Malaysia is in Tambun, Perak where the course will wind through lush rainforest and along the limestone hills.

The champions of each GFNY race from each country will be qualified to race at the Official World Championship in New York City where 57 winners will be crown as the World Champion of Gran Fondo New York.

YBhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia mentioned; “The event will glaze the capability to increase the number of cycling-based recreational trips, hence promoting environmentally friendly activities. Cycle tourism brings significant environmental benefits, compared to many other types of tourism, for many good reasons.”

According to Mr. Abd Raheem, Managing Director and CEO of Destination Perak; “The programme would generate positive economic and social impacts through which tourists prefer to cycle and patronize locally owned establishments and can contribute to the economies of the communities. The inspiration for this is so that we would be able to give back to our community.”

Registration will be opened from December 18 through GFNY Malaysia’s Official Website (www.GFNYMY.com). Participants may enjoy great savings as the starting price is only at USD60 for the early bird registration starting date up until December 31. Hotel bookings and amazing tour packages are also available from the Ipoh Cycle Fest 2017 Official Website (www.IPOHCYCLEFEST.com).

GFNY MY Sdn Bhd, the license holder for GFNY Malaysia has appointed Destination Perak Sdn Bhd and X Camp Adventure Sdn Bhd in the role of overseeing the GFNY Malaysia, organizing and managing the race as well as the whole event.
About
Destination Perak Sdn Bhd is a Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) created to bring in new dynamics into the Perak tourism industry. As a subsidiary of the ever progressive PERAK State Economic Development Corporation, our company is determined to create the required framework and paradigm to be the best DMMO in Malaysia.

X Camp Adventure Sdn Bhd is an event management company providing conceptualizing and managing for all types of extreme sports and corporate events and promotions at all X Parks in Malaysia. X Camp also manages X Camp, a campsite flanked by mountains in Sunway City Ipoh, Perak. Other than managing events for associates, X Camp is also the official founder for Ipoh Cycle Fest (www.ipohcyclefest.com), Perak X Games (www.perakxgames.com) and Cycle Sendayan (www.cyclesendayan.com)

Organizers: Destination Perak Sdn Bhd and X Camp Adventure Sdn Bhd
Email: info@ipohcyclefest.com
Website: www.gfnymy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gfnymalaysia
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gfnymalaysia
Official Ipoh Cycle Fest 2017 : www.ipohcyclefest.com
Official GFNY Malaysia 2017 : www.gfnymy.com

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