Malaysia · July 4 - 7 2024

Escape Penang: FAR Ride & Gravel Challenge

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Overview

Join us for an unforgettable 4-day-3-night cycling adventure in Penang, organized by Rapha Singapore. The highlight of the trip is the FAR Ride on Friday – a one-day, semi-supported ride designed to test your determination and create lasting memories. Experience the lesser-known roads of Penang, supported by professional photographers and support vehicles ensuring you stay hydrated and fueled. Spanning four cities in Southeast Asia from July through November, the FAR series offers unexpected adventures on the roads less traveled. Our Penang escape will prove to be a challenge, but one that’s within your reach. Participants will experience the truest meaning of resilience and forge new friendships along the way. In addition to the FAR Ride, the weekend includes opportunities for leisure rides, social events, and support for those competing in the gravel race on Sunday. Whether you’re pushing your limits in the race or exploring Penang’s scenic routes, this escape offers something for every cyclist. Secure your spot now and be part of this incredible journey with Rapha and the RCC.

Highlights

FAR MALAYSIA

FAR MALAYSIA

Join the FAR Malaysia ride with RCC for a one-day, semi-supported adventure. Explore lesser-known Southeast Asian roads, experiencing challenge, camaraderie, and light support to enhance your journey.

ON ROAD SUPPORT

ON ROAD SUPPORT

Experienced support convoy on call for hydration and nutrition. They'll be there every step of the way during the rides.

Y&D GRAVEL RACE

Y&D GRAVEL RACE

The option to experience the thrill of the Young & Dangerous Gravel Race on a 120km adventure course through the natural beauty of Sungai Muda. Don't worry if you haven't registered yet; we have reserved slots just for you.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Our professional photographers will ensure every special moment and stunning landscape is captured.

Hosts

Courtyard by Marriott Penang

Courtyard by Marriott Penang

Located in the heart of George Town, Courtyard by Marriott Penang offers a blend of comfort and luxury. The hotel's prime location makes it an ideal base for exploring Penang's cultural attractions and famous street food.

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Y&D Gravel

Y&D Gravel

Founded in 2021, Y&D Gravel promotes gravel cycling by organizing challenging and scenic races. Their flagship event, the Young & Dangerous Gravel Race, tests endurance and celebrates adventure.

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Schedule

Escape to Penang: FAR Ride & Gravel Challenge Itinerary

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George Town, Penang

Day 1: Thursday, 4 July 2024

Arrival and Welcome

Afternoon: Arrive in Penang and check into your hotel. Settle in and prepare for the exciting days ahead.

Evening: Welcome dinner and briefing session. Meet your fellow riders and get an overview of the weekend's events and rides.

Included

Dinner

Not Included

Accomodation

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George Town, Penang

Day 2: Friday, 5 July 2024 (FAR Ride)

The FAR Ride Experience

Morning: Early start for the FAR Ride. Gather at the meeting point for a briefing and route overview.

Ride Start: Embark on the FAR Ride, exploring the scenic and lesser-known roads of Penang. Enjoy the challenge with light support from our team.

Midday: Lunch break at a picturesque location. Refuel and rest before continuing the ride.

Afternoon: Continue the adventure, with professional photographers capturing key moments. Enjoy hydration and nutrition support from our support vehicles.

Evening: Return to the hotel. Group dinner and photo review session, sharing experiences from the day.


Included

Participation

Support Vehicle

Professional Photography

Hydration & Nutrition

Not Included

Accomodation

Dinner

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Penang

Day 3: Saturday, 6 July 2024

Leisure and Exploration

Morning: Group ride to explore more of Penang’s beautiful routes. Choose between a challenging route or a more relaxed ride.

Midday: Lunch on your own or with fellow riders at a local eatery.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Penang at your own pace. Visit local attractions, relax at the beach, or rest at the hotel.

Evening: Pre-race dinner for those participating in the gravel race. Social dinner for others, sharing stories and experiences from the day.

Included

Dinner

Support Vehicle

Hydration & Nutrition

Not Included

Lunch

Accomodation

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Kebun Padi Camp Site and Penang

Day 4: Sunday, 7 July 2024 (Y&D)

Alternative 1: Gravel Race Day (Add-On)

Morning: Gravel race participants head to the race location with support from our team. 

Midday: Lunch at the race venue for participants and supporters.

Afternoon: Celebrate the completion of the gravel race. Enjoy the remaining time in Penang with optional activities or relaxation.

Alternative 2: Leisure Day

Morning: Leisure ride exploring more of Penang’s scenic routes, or choose a relaxed start to the day.

Midday: Lunch at a local restaurant or cafe with fellow riders.

Afternoon: Optional activities such as visiting local attractions, shopping, or enjoying the beach.

Included

Transport

Support Car Storage

Not Included

Lunch

What's Included

What's Included

ON ROAD SUPPORT

ON ROAD SNACKS & DRINKS

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

RACE TRANSFER

FLIGHTS

HOTEL

FOOD BEYOND THE SCHEDULED ONES

EVENT FEE

FAQ

No, accommodation is not included in the package. Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation in Penang. However, we strongly suggest booking at Courtyard Penang.

Support vehicles will be available during all organized rides, providing hydration, nutrition, and mechanical assistance. Professional photographers will also capture key moments during the rides.

If you missed the initial booking for the Y&D Gravel Race, we can help. We are collating names and submitting them to the race organizers. Please contact us (you can email darren.lim@rapha.cc) with your details to be added to the list. Note that the gravel race add-on fee does not include the event admission fee, which must be paid separately.

In Penang, you can expect diverse terrains, including coastal roads, urban streets, challenging hill climbs, rural countryside roads, and gravel trails.

For the Young & Dangerous Gravel Race, you can expect a variety of terrains, including hard-pack gravel roads, scenic paddy fields, and coastal paths. The course is designed to challenge riders with its mix of surfaces and the natural beauty of Sungai Muda, featuring a total elevation gain of 300 meters over the 120km distance. 

The deadline for purchasing tickets to this event is set for 30th June 2024.

FAR Ride Only Package:

- Participation in the FAR Ride on Friday

- Support vehicle with hydration and nutrition during the FAR Ride

- Professional photography during the FAR Ride


Full Event Package:

- Participation in all group rides (FAR Ride on Friday, semi-challenging ride on Saturday, and optional leisure ride on Sunday)

- Support vehicles with hydration and nutrition during all rides

- Professional photography during all rides

- Access to group meals and social events (dinners on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)

- Basic ride support (hydration, nutrition, mechanical support)


Gravel Race Add-On:

- Available to participants of the Full Event Package

- Additional support specifically for the gravel race (hydration, nutrition, mechanical support)

- Transportation to and from the race location

Yes, an itinerary will be shared within one week of the event.

The escape includes rides of varying difficulty, from semi-challenging routes to leisure rides. Participants should have a moderate level of fitness and be comfortable with the distances and terrains described.

Basic mechanical support will be available during the rides. For more extensive maintenance needs, we recommend having your bike checked and serviced before the trip.

This event is non-refundable, but we are committed to assisting in ticket swaps should a member secure a replacement rider. If you have any concerns or need assistance, please contact the local host in advance.

Escape Penang: FAR Ride & Gravel Challenge

Malaysia

FROM$39.39/pp

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