Seri Iskandar MTB Exploration 2010 was held on 21st February 2010 at Dataran SIDEC, Seri Iskandar. This event was organized by Kelab Basikal Rekreasi Seri Iskandar in collaboration with Sekretariat Rakan Muda UTP. In this event, 20 committee members representing Sekretariat Rakan Muda UTP provided a hand in terms of goodies packing, “pacak”, participants registration on 20th and 21st February, in charge of giving stickers at Checkpoint 1 and Checkpoint 5 as well in the closing ceremony.
The objectives of this event are to cultivate a healthy lifestyle among Seri Iskandar Residents as well as to promote Bandar Seri Iskandar. This event was widely promoted via http://simtbexploration.blogspot.com. We received good response from bicycle clubs all over Malaysia as well as individual participants. There were 785 participants that took part in this event; not only Malaysians but also from Singapore, Japan, Republic of Zimbabwe as well as Republic of Chad. Participants ranged from 10 to 76 years old. All participants have to go through five checkpoints in order to complete their journey. Pintu 3, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is the last checkpoint. Participants have to go through a lot of obstacles in their journey such as timber, Palm Oil plantation area and many more.
The closing ceremony was officiated by Datuk Mukhriz bin Tun Mahathir at 12.30pm. The coveted Yellow jersey was reserved for the first three riders that managed to complete five checkpoints for both Male and Female categories. Datuk Mukhriz was surprised seeing one of the participants having an “iron-leg”. A special t-shirt was presented to him by Datuk Mukhriz himself. Event was adjourned at 2.30pm.