TIMESMALAYSIA, BANYUWANGI – Pulau Merah Cycling is a sport tourism event which took the participants to cycling around Banyuwangi. As its name, the route was started in the beautiful Pulau Merah Beach.
The event which was held on Sunday (3/11/2019) really attached the bikers' heart with it's beautiful scenery along the track. They across the beach, dragon fruit farm, local neighborhoods, local conventional mine, into the teak forest.
90 percent of the track are offroad, it is sometines steep, rocky, and even blocked by teak roots. But the wonderful scenery and the cool fresh air has erased all the fatigue they felt.
"We hope that this event could give you an unforgetable experience. Enjoy the track," a staff at Community Affairs, Dwi Yono said.
Meanwhile the Mayor of Banyuwangi Abdullah Azwar Anas explained that this event was made to introduce local potential tourist destination to be known more by people such as the beach, the agrotourism and else.
Banyuwangi has formerly held another sport tourism as a chain tourism event of the city such as Banyuwangi Ijen Green Run, Gombengsari Plantation Run, and Banyuwangi Savana Duathlyanwhich held scattered around tourist destination in Banyuwangi.
The Pulau Merah Cycling itself got a positive welcome from the bikers. There are thousands of bikers following the event. They are also coming from several town outside of Banyuwangi such as , Gresik, Lumajang, Bondowoso, Jember, and Situbondo.(*)