Trails: Putrajaya Challenge Park (PCP)

This is another bike park around Kuala Lumpur but it is father out from the city center. To get there from city center will take about 30-40 mins drive or 30km. PCP is open to public with no admission fee. Comparing with Mount Kiara trails, here are lesser people probably due to the travel distance or the course layout. We were there on Sunday morning and I would say 10-15 bikes only.

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PCP is another well planned tracks but the only problem is the length of the trails. It is only 3.7km and we have taken the largest loop :). So, we did 2.5 loops around that place and it can be quite boring afterwards.

This place is also very suitable for all ages, family activities, skateboarders, trail running or even hikers. I would bring my daughter here if she has a bike in Kuala Lumpur. From the picture below, you can see a big cemented path (or tar road at some areas) for cyclists who do not want to get into off road. So, foldies and kiddies bikes are very suitable here.

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The trails are all marked with the difficulty of the trail and I believe they use International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) color coding except the term. PCP graded Green being easy, Blue easy, red moderate and black is difficult. Is it because of English proficiency?

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I would say almost all the trails are clearly marked except for 1.   Both these signs show turns right but the routes tell differently.

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The trails are manageable and quite a number of tight switchbacks and drops. Not many tree roots comparing with Mount Kiara.

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There are sections of the trails have these rocks. Just be careful not to get caught by your wheels. My friend fell down and broke his spoke.

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Have a little fun from these table tops jump.

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The reward is having this magnificent view from the top of the hill.

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Well, if you are to ask me to choose in between Mount Kiara trails and this, I will still pick Mount Kiara over this anytime.

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Scenic Ride: Putrajaya, Malaysia

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Putrajaya is located not far away from Kuala Lumpur city center. It takes about 30-45mins drive in early Sunday morning. Putrajaya is just like another Washington, DC where all the Federal Agencies are located. The man behind this idea was former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. The estimated cost to build this place was USD8.1billion (source: wiki).

This place is best to ride during the night as there are hardly any cars and all the buildings are light up.  Also, it will be cooling too as there are not many trees for cover during the day. For your own safety, I would recommend riding in group especially the ladies and expensive bikes owner. Some roads can be very quiet and dark.

This place is also good to bring your family for riding or bring your Foldable Bikes (ride along Persiaran Perdana). How long is the trail? Well, it all depends how far do you want to go. If you start from Putra Mosque and riding along Persiaran Perdana (or Main Road) it takes about 4.5km each way. Of course there are many other areas you can just explore with your bike.

In the morning, you can see a few road bikes riding along the highway too.

Here are some of the night scenes of Putrajaya. These were taken along Persiaran Perdana.

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And these were taken elsewhere in Putrajaya.

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