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EVENT:   Green Rider 2014 - Chi Ma Wan, Lantau

 

For the second year running, HKMBA and Hong Kong Conservancy Association are teaming up to bring you Green Rider 2014.

Two categories will be available to choose from, Green Adventure and Mountain Challenge. This year the "Challenge" will be held around the technical Chi Ma Wan course and catchment road, while the "Adventure" course will take the less testing catchment road towards Shek Pik Reservoir.

***SPECIAL OFFER***

All mountain bikers entering the "Challenge" race can receive a special entrance fee discount when you enter this code: GR20141968.

Original Price HK$860, Special Offer Price HK$500.

 

Event Date: 19th October 2014 (Sunday)

Enrollment Deadline: 29th September 2014 (Monday)

For full details go to HKCA website :

http://www.cahk.org.hk/fund/green_rider_2014/main.htm  Chinese version

http://www.cahk.org.hk/fund/green_rider_2014/mainE.htm  English version

 

As this event is co-organised by HKMBA, we will be providing volunteers as First Aiders, Marshalls and running the water stations. If you would like to be apart of this and volunteer, please contact us 

 

 

 

September’s Rock up ‘n’ Ride:

Chi Ma Wan, Lantau Island - Sunday 7th Sept.

 

Route Summary:

Leaving  Mui Wo behind us we follow the roller coaster mix of trail & concrete (although not that technical) that serves as a somewhat brutal cardio appetizer to what lies ahead, the Chi Ma Wan loop…  Few if any of the 12km could be described as a relaxing ride but for those with a thirst to be ‘Technically Challenged’ this is world class stuff. If you can ride here you can pretty much ride anywhere.  Depending on abilities we again may split into 2 groups with a slightly less technical route known as the ‘Buffalo Horns’ being an option for novices actually wanting to ride their bikes more than walk them… 

Route Distance:

18-20km approx. 4hours

Difficulty Level:

Moderate-Advanced. Heat fatigue will still be a big factor in early September so enter this ride fully hydrated! The trail is one of the most challenging in the region, mainly boulder riding and rock gardens, tree roots, steep downs and steep ups so as we always say know your limits rather than blindly following the guy in front… 

What to Bring:

Hydration pack  of at least 2-3 Litres of water, as with many trails in HK there are no shops on this route & only a couple of freshwater streams. –Snack food including something salty as you will likely be sweating a fair amount.

Helmet & Gloves, shin & elbow pads are well worth considering if you’ve never ridden here before. Clear lens glasses are worth bringing on muddy days.

Sunscreen.  You can also bring a change of clothes/towel that can be left in the truck that will be meeting us near the finish point.

Those bringing your own bike please ensure it has been recently serviced and used paying particular attention to essentials such as effective brakes, steering and tires that are in good condition and pumped up. Please also bring at least one spare tube, pump and allen key tool.

 Your MTB Permit, these are free and a legal requirement on designated trails within HK Country Parks. 

Visit AFCD site for details: https://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_mou/cou_vis_mou.html

 

Start Time & Meeting Point:

We will meet outside the China Bear pub in Mui Wo at 8:30am.

By Car: Unless you have a Lantau Permit you cannot drive beyond Tung Chung.

By Ferry: Ferry departs from Central. Only ‘Ordinary’  ferries take bikes, you will have to pay extra for your bike before you get on at the booth next to the ferry exit ramp. The 7:00am ferry will get you to Mui Wo for 8:00am in time for light breakfast & a trip to 7-11.

By Taxi from Tung Chung: Blue taxis can be extremely hard to find, there is a blue taxi rank outside Exit D at Tung Chung MTR but this will be busy on a Sunday so do get there early.

By Taxi Van from Tung Chung: On a first come first served basis I will have space for 4 people & bikes in my truck leaving from Tung Chung MTR, Exit D at 7:45am at $50 per person one way,  email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to reserve a place. 

A Lantau Taxi van is also available and can be booked in advance on 2984 2268 approx cost HK$300 per trip.

 

Finish Point:

Back to Mui Wo either via the coastal trail or by road from Pui O. Ferry times back to Central: 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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