It was also a day of quality family time. Parents accompanied their children during the challenge, guiding and encouraging them through tougher obstacles such as the “stair ride”, before getting on their own bicycles for their own timed runs.
Families were seen spurring on their members in the race, while cyclists at the holding area clapped and cheered on every passing rider on the two table tops. Cycling aside, a slew of bicycle-themed children’s activities awaited at the atrium, including a bicycle carnival. Free snacks such as Marigold milk, cotton candy and ice balls were handed out to participants and guests.
The top three cyclists of the Urban Bike Challenge were awarded $300, $200 and $150 in cash prizes respectively, while the winners of the Strider Bike Challenge walked away with prizes worth up to $300.
Other prizes given out included bicycles and gift vouchers. No one went home empty-handed. Every participant received a finisher’s medal for completing the Strider race!