Make a day trip to Batam and enjoy the beautiful 82km Grand Fondo Challenge or 52km Grand Fondo Discovery rides on quiet roads and soak up the festive atmosphere.
Who can make a day trip:
What to do:
82km GF Challenge participants – Saturday 23 September :
52km GF Discovery participants – Sunday 24 September:
Please arrive 2 hours before departure at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore to allow plenty of time to complete your check-in.
Remember to book your bike slot online together with your ferry ticket (yes all bikes require a bike slot whether they are wheeled on to the ferry or packed in a bike box!).
Bike slot payment process: all athletes who have booked a return bike slot must pay SGD13 at the Batam Fast ticket counter at TMFT when collecting their ferry tickets.
You are NOT required to pack your bike in a box for the ferry. Your bike will be handled with care, however, we do advise you to protect your bike against scratches by wrapping your frame in bubble wrap or foam, and removing the following items from your bike to prevent loss or damage:
You will be issued one purple bike tag (indicating you are making a day-trip) and one white bike tag (to be attached to your bike upon returning from Batam to Singapore) upon collecting your boarding pass at Batam Fast ticket counter. Remember to keep the white tag!
Upon arrival in Batam:
After clearing immigration, collect your bike and ride directly to the race venue (approx 4km). Please approach one of our staff if you require any assistance.
Race Kit Collection:
You will be able to collect your race kit from the Information tent at Start Venue, located at Palm Springs Beach.