Tuesday, September 24, 2013

KL First World Car Free Day

A group of cyclists comprising mostly folding bicycles gathered at Cap Square for a reinforcement before heading for the flag off at Dang Wangi LRT Station. It was so called the maiden celebration of World Car Free Day in Kuala Lumpur.
Everyone was excited over this long awaited event. The Authority decided to close 4km of the city road for the celebration. Be it cycling, jogging, walking, dancing or skate boarding everyone is encouraged to come out of their houses, do some exercise and mix around for a fitter and healthier life style. Yes !!! for the people of Kuala Lumpur.

 It was a last minute decision by the Authority to hold this event and immediately we went by way of facebook to pass the words around. The response was good and many were coming from various parts of the city. We had to break the group into 2 with 2 meeting places. The first group was at Lake Titiwangsa and the other at Cap Square. Breakfast in the morning was mandatory.
A total of 37 of us met up at Lake Titiwangsa. The weather was excellent so was the group. We were looking forward to meet the other group to see the magnitude of the grouping.
 Immediately after the photo session we rolled out using Fletcher Road to the city center.

via Jalan Tun Razak
Kg. Baru
and we could see from far our fellow riders together with many other cyclists. What a regroup ....
After a quick mingle and we continued to Cap Square for the mother of all group photo session.
It was only a short ride to the front of Cap Square.
Even my neighbours came out in full support for this event. Cheers!
An extract from the group photo. Photo courtesy of Mr. Kwan.
Let's go ... let's go....
Cyclists and skaters coming out from corners and nooks to be part of the historical moment.

young or old it's doesn't matter .... it's free for all
A good chance to meet friends whenever there is such event in town.
Nice to see you again!!!
The Mayor officiated the fun ride and off we went roaming the 4km closed roads on a beautiful Sunday with absolutely no car on the road.
These skaters are good and fast.
A dad helping the kids on wheels.....
Not for long they have to take on by themselves. .......
One of the many attraction by the riders...
It was short but fun & interesting with the mixture of activities on the road.
Though it was an excellent initiative of DBKL to hold such event but it was only for a distance of 4km obviously many of us wanted more. Hence we proceeded to other parts of the city to have justice for waking up early in the morning and from a distance.
We had a chance to visit this in conjunction with the Army Forces Day (Hari Tentera Darat)
The display at Dataran Merdeka surely attracted us for lots of posing....
Showing support for the one million signatures anti-Lynas campaign.
Some of us have not visited this site before it should be fun for them.
Another car free route ....hehehe
Another one for the album.
colourful people at colourful place....
The road ain't too good but it's fun.
A short thrill going through bushes, uneven path and seeing the homeless people at home.
One peculiar trade of our cycling friends is that they tend to get hungry very fast....always in search for food.
Power Rangers in action.
So lunch was good and satisfying.
From Brickfields we make ourselves to the Police Museum, Lake Gardens.
It was a good stop especially for those have not been to this place.
Jalan Semarak to Jalan Raja Laut for Titiwangsa and that was the last lap of the day.
We finished our adventure back to Lake Titiwangsa.
Nothing like a super cold cendol on a super hot day. Unfortunately I still need to pedal back home after the cendol as I was barred from driving a car on this particular day, 22 September.

1 comment:

Taiwoon said...

woohoo! Congrats! Love the cannel shot best!