On Sunday, 23 June 2019 the members of the Rotaract Club of Bali Seminyak with the generous sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak, had a very pleasant cycling tour organized by SOBEK Tours – Bali Adventure Professionals – in order to raise funds for the Club’s Elementary School’s L.I.G.H.T. program (Literacy, Go-Green and Health).
Rotaract Advisor Rtn. Made Wardiyasa said the Rotaractors who participated had been encouraged to ask their family members, friends, colleagues and companies to sponsor them.
The bike route chosen this year was the ‘Batur Adventure Cycling Tour,’ a 25 km scenic ride starting south of Kintamani and finishing in the village of Keliki, Tegalalang, so – luckily most of it was down hill!
The day started at 08:00 in Sanur from where most of the participants traveled by bus to a restaurant at Kintamani. The breathtaking views over Lake Batur and the mountains served as a reminder of the natural beauty that Bali has to offer visitors from around the world. While enjoying the views, the riders consumed a light breakfast and readied themselves for the challenge that lie ahead of them.
After receiving some important safety instructions from a professional SOBEK guide, everyone received a bottle of water and a modern mountain bike before heading off in the direction of Tegalalang. Several ‘mini’ stops were made along the way to learn about Balinese Culture and inspect the local agriculture. All the participants now know a bit more about Hindu Temples, family compounds, bamboo and rice farming.
Sadly, just as the riders were getting the ‘swing’ of it – the ride was over. However, the SOBEK crew was waiting with ice-cold towels and transport for the short distance to SOBEK’s new restaurant in Kedewatan, Ubud, where everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch before being taken back to Seminyak – followed by a well-deserved afternoon snooze …. back in their homes.
Lastly, the Rotaract Club of Bali Seminyak would like to give a special thank you to the SOBEK management for offering their cycles and guides to the RAC Bali Seminyak at a very reduced fee, making it possible to raise over IDR 4 million. These funds with be used to continue the RAC Club’s elementary school L.I.G.H.T. (Literacy, Go-Green and Health) program in the Tabanan Regency area. Should a student or young professional between the ages of 20 – 30, like to know more about joining the RAC Bali Seminyak Club, please contact President Prima at < email@example.com>.
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