KUALA LUMPUR, 8 July 2012 – The 10th Edition of KL Mountain Bike Carnival, organized by Quick Release Adventures with title sponsors Astro, Maxis and Tanjong was held in good weather on 7 & 8 July 2012 at Taman Lembah Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
The 10th year celebrations kicked off with the immensely popular KIDZ Ride, a fun ride that got children excited about cycling and also provided an avenue for children to make new cycling friends, RIDE Carnival for those who prefer riding Kiara trails without the pressure of racing and the RACE, on one of the technically most challenging mountain bike courses in the region.
“This year we saw 375 mountain bikers brave the challenge of racing on the faster and smoother Kiara race course from Australia, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Venuezuela. We welcomed 57 mountain bikers on our RIDE Carnival that explored Kiara trails and met 150 fantastic children enthusiastic about cycling.” said Event Director, Melody Tan of Quick Release Adventures.
“Thank you to the bike leaders and sweepers for taking us on a tour of Kiara hills. The ride was really good.” said Lloyd Laughlin, a happy Ride Carnival participant from Australia. Vimala Siva Wilkinson said “Julia is still wearing her Kidz Ride medal everywhere. I had to persuade her to keep the medal in her bag during a wedding dinner!”
Top honours for KL Mountain Bike Carnival 2012 goes to Bandi Sugito from Indonesia who took home the Men’s Elite trophy for the 6th time and his team mate from Polygon Factory Team, Kusmawati Yazid went home with the Women’s Elite trophy, both won the top prize money of RM3,000.00 each with a fast time of 51 minutes 37 seconds for 6 laps and 46 mins 12 seconds for 4 laps respectively. In Men’s Elite, Bandi’s team mate, Chandra Rafsanzani, came in 2nd at 53 minutes 10 seconds followed by top Malaysian male, Shahrin Amir from Giant Cycling Team at 3rd place. For Women’s Elite, Diana Intan Purnamasari also from Indonesia was just over 3 minutes behind the champion at 2nd place followed by top
Malaysian female, Laura Avila Adrian from Giant Cycling Team finishing 3rd.