Ketam Mountain Bike Park
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They are also good spots where one can capture a good view of the surrounding landscape around Ketam Quarry. It Ketam Mountain Bike Park was recently opened to public in May 2008.
These trails have a variety of extra steep climbs and drop-offs, sharp corners and tricky obstacles. Cyclists get to experiment with the obstacles in these parks and take their skills to the next level. To guide cyclists around the island, signs Ketam Mountain Bike Park are positioned at the key locations such as the intersection points. .
The most challenging trails of all is those coded as Double Black Diamond. These trails are most suitable for beginners.
Apart from international standard competitions, Ketam Mountain Bike Park also allows visitors to enjoy recreational cycling. The bike park is located around the fringe of a quarry in Pulau Ubin that was previously not occupied for any usage purpose. The Dirt Skills Park is designed as a circuit with compact tracks and appeal to a wider genre of cyclists.
Ketam Mountain Bike Park is the latest addition to Singapore s mountain bike trails. Ketam Quarry underwent a major rehabilitation project by National Parks Board (NParks), which transformed it into a green space fit for biking activities. The design of the mountain bike tracks had been carefully chosen and constructed with regards to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) standards.
Entry to the bike park is free of charge. The 45-hectare park consists of 10 kilometres long of mountain bike trails. These shelters double as resting points for tired cyclists.
In Freeride Skills Park, one can find the course strewn with natural and man-made obstacles which are technically challenging. Shelters are strategically located along the tracks. Trails with the Blue Square code consist of steep slopes as well as narrow tracks with poor traction.