Cycling has indeed come far from its initial purpose of leisure to slowly transitioning into a potential mode of transportation, especially for the city folks who prefer an eco-friendly solution to the usual traffic jam woes. There will be times when solitary cycling becomes a therapeutic pastime, otherwise perhaps consider taking on companionship in the form of joining a cycling group?
Hosting a tradition of “Bashes” or rather, Bike Hashes, typically on the last Sunday of every month, KLMBH is arguably one of the more active mountain bike clubs in Klang Valley. With a membership count that span well over 450 members (and counting), the communal spirit is indeed strong with this one with a regular stream of attendance at their activities.
Highly meticulous when it comes to safety, the club writes up a pre-riding guide online before each bash as to determine the level of difficulty and managing expectations in order to avoid nasty surprises for cyclists.
Membership fee: RM70/year
A cycling event typically held on the last Friday of the month, critical mass can best be described as a social activity where cyclists from all walks of life gather and travel in a group in order to increase roadside awareness for the cycling community. Besides that, the CMPJ group is also prone to organise fun rides within a stone’s throw away from Klang Valley, most recently to Pulau Ketam.
Founded just 3 years ago, this urban cycling group have fast amassed a loyal following of riders thanks to their no-frills rule. Interested to be a part of their night cycles around town? Simply converge at Ampang Park LRT (their usual flag-off spot) with your ride and pedal through the breezy KL roads with a group of like-minded individuals.
Although their club is primarily focused on fixed gear cycling, SuperFXD actively practice a no-discrimination rule on the road – hence, their signature saying, “All Bikes Are Good To Go”.
Passion for fixed gear cycling have brought together a bunch of advocates to kick-start Yellow Bike Company back in 2008. Since then, they have been organising regular fixed gear races and even own a functional clothing brand designed for cyclists, The Dead Cogs.
Hit up their Facebook page for the latest update on communal cycling activities!
BMX riders, unite! A one-stop local platform for all things related to the bicycle motocross scene, KAYUHBMX humbly claims to be “just a bunch of BMX riders that aspires to catapult the Malaysian BMX scene to be in the eyes of the world.”
Don’t be afraid to hit them up for a communal sharing session – learn to execute a proper 360 move or even a chance to show off your newly-polished handrail trick. Either way, the community welcomes newbies and experienced riders alike, so go for it!