Finally – TGIF! Looking to unwind yourself after a long week? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend quality time with your family or enjoy the company of your friends at these lovely cycling spots.

Do not own a bike? Worry not, most of these places provide bicycle rental service.

1. Forest Reserve Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

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For nature lovers, you must not miss FRIM. This place offers a large variety of plants and animals. Being so close to nature, the air here is cooling and your tracks are well shaded from the sun. Once in a while, you will hear the birds chirping and twigs snapping which is very normal in a forest. It is a great place to let your kids enjoy the outdoor and relish the taste of fresh air or to teach them how to ride a bike.

Bicycle rental service is available.

Joggers Opening Hours : 5.00 am – 7.30 pm (except 7.30am – 8.30 am)

Address :

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM),
52109 Kepong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia

2. National Botanical Garden, Shah Alam

 

If you love a challenge, the hilly terrain here may just be for you. For beginner riders, you might find it slightly challenging. Nevertheless, the greens are still very welcoming. Besides trees, there are different parks that you can explore or visit the four seasons house, lake and observation tower.

In the case where you are looking for more adventure, try out the Skytrex. You will be tested on your balancing skills, strength and mental confidence to overcome each obstacles.

Bicycle rental service is available.

3. Botanical Garden, Putrajaya


Another great location for cyclists is the Botanical Garden in Putrajaya. This place is considered to be one of the must-see attractions in the area. The 230 acres of land offers various plants and trees along with some well-planned hard-landscaping. This has created a lovely place for cyclists, a perfect spot to refresh and rejuvenate yourself.

Bicycle rental service is available.

4. Kepong Metropolitan Park


Although this location is more famous for kite flying, it is also equipped with cycle tracks. The park is massive with well manicured lawns and some steep hills, giving some challenge to leisure cyclists and to pump up your heartbeat. It also has a beautiful view over the lake over with the twin tower on the other side.

Bicycle rental service is available.

Although we mentioned that we are getting away from the metropolitan, these two city bike rides are popular among Malaysians.

5. KL Car Free Day


KL Car Free Day happens twice a month on the first and third Sunday from 7am to 9am. In these two hours, you are given the chance to glide through the 7km route and explore KL on your two wheelies. The route offer you a scenic view of the old and new architecture and brings you to different landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Tower. For locals, it is a great opportunity for you to know your city better and learn the area better. For parents, this time provides them with a peace of mind knowing that their children will be safe from motor vehicles.

Bicycle rental service is not available. OCBC banks provides 100 bikes on loan and it is on first come first serve basis.

6. Putrajaya

Image Source: AhPek Biker

For those of you who don’t mind to travel some distance to one of the best urban bike rides location, cycling in Putrajaya is a joyride. There are dedicated cycle tracks to avoid riding on busy roads. Even though you are in a city, the air here is fresh and clean. The beautiful architecture and landscape will take your breath away. The stillness around the area will energise you. it is also advised to try out cycling here on both morning and night to have a different picturesque view of Putrajaya.

Bicycle rental is not available in the city. It is only available in some parks.

Now, go out get some fresh air this weekend and you might breathe some new life into yourself! If you find any nice place to cycle, do share with us.

 
 
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