Rotary Club Seminyak is organizing a relaxing 25 kilometer downhill cycling tour from the Mount Batur volcano in Bali and ending in Ubud on Sunday, October 18, 2009.

Operated in cooperation with Sobek Bali Utama – one of Bali’s most experience adventure sports operations, the trip will cover the “Batur Trail” – the downhill trail from Mount Batur that leads through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks. Frequent stops along the way are included to give participants the opportunity to visit temples, plantations and villages along the way. Experience trained guides, employed from surrounding communities, will lead the group.

The tour is suitable for all levels, including those who think they have forgotten how to ride a bike! With the exception of four 300-meter sections, the “Batur Trail” is all down hill.

Support vehicles follow the group to provide support and motorized transpiration for anyone feeling overly fatigued.

The Rotary Seminyak Bike-a-Fund is being held on October 18, 2009, in connection with World Polio Day, 24 October, a day set aside to bring awareness to the general public about the ravages of polio and garner support for eradication efforts. The Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak will be donating the funds raised to The Rotary Foundation’s US$200 Million “End Polio Now” Challenge.

Open to the general public, Rotarians and their families – participants should gather at the Sobek Bali Utama Office at Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, near Simpang Siur (the Dewa Ruci monument) at 8:30 a.m.. Transportation to and from the bike course and the Sobek office is included in the program.

Bike rental for this event is Rp. 225,000 (US$22.50) as compared to the regular price of US$79 for this program. Participants are asked to donate an additional Rp. 275,000 (US$27.50) to this fundraising activity.In other words, cost of a fun day out to help fight polio is only US$50.

The price includes:

• Transportation: Kuta – Kedewatan – Kintamani & Ubud – Kuta.

• Morning Tea in Kintamani.

• Complimentary Riding Gloves.

• Drinking Water & Cold Towels.

• Customized Mountain Bikes with Shimano Equipment & fittings.

• A late lunch (2:00 p.m.) in Nyuh Kuning.

Participants can expect to be back at the Sobek office in Kuta at 4:00 p.m.

NOTE: Registration and feels must be paid by October 7, 2009.

For more information or to book contact Rtn. T. Patrick van Kampen club_admin@rotaryseminyak.org or Rtn. Anita Lococo anita@bali-tropical-villas.com .