Alor Gajah, 26 October 2019 – Cycle X MTB Club, in collaboration with Alor Gajah Municipal Council (MPAG), organised the 9th Fire X Ride Epic Journey 3.0, which was held at Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam Recreational Park, in Alor Gajah.
The “Epic Journey” series was the 3rd edition and has attraction more than 600 local and foreign participants, including international participants from Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sweden, and Germany.
The event was flagged off by YB. Datuk Ginie Lim Siew Lin, Exco for Women, Family Development and Welfare, Wanita, and the State Assemblyman for Machap Jaya, and the closing ceremy was officiated by YB. Datuk Tey Kok Kiew, Exco for Housing, Local Government, Environment and Green Technology.
Fire X Ride Epic Journey 3.0 aimed at cultivating sports among the community and fostering sports spirit among Malaysians. Additionally, it was intended to promote Alor Gajah District as a tourist destination through sports activities. The event also helped boost economic growth and increased business opportunities to food traders, hotels, and homestay operators.
Participants of this year’s epic journey enjoyed a variety of terrain features including tarmac roads, gravel roads, oil palm and rubber estates in the Alor Gajah District. The event covered 60 kilometres, starting from Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam Recreational Park, Park, Bukit Bulat, Lesong Batu Quarry, Tambun Hill, Lake Machap, Machap Old Mosque and ended at Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam Recreational Park.
Event director, Mohd Fadil Bin Saidin said the event was hoped to continue promoting the sport of cycling in the Alor Gajah District and to provide recreational and health activities to all groups and to educate the public on the importance of health.
Mr Zamzuri Bin Arifin, President of the Municipal Council of Alor Gajah said it was one of the activities to make Alor Gajah District a tourist attraction in the state of Malacca and hoped that this jamboree would continue to be organised in the coming years.
The event would not have been so successful without the support from Pejabat Daerah Tanah Alor Gajah, Cycling Malaysia, Media Rasmi, Indocafe, BCW Lubricant, Qplus, Edurace, Mamee, Utama Bike Tech & Services, Natura, McDonalds Melaka Sentral, XT Cool, TS Bicycle Chain Lube, Unikl, Moma Water, and Red Bull.
Fire X Ride Epic Journey will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020. Save you date to experience the only a decade event in Malaysia. See you there!
- Date: 10 October 2020
- Venue: Dataran Keris Alor Gajah