Tour de Borobudur to Combine Sports and Tourism
At least 2,000 cyclists are set to participate in Tour de Borobudur 2018 on Nov. 3 and 4.
The participants are said to hail from countries such as Germany, France, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, and Indonesia. They will compete in three categories, namely A (200 km), B (100 km) and VVIP, all with the Borobudur Temple as the endpoint.
Themed “Many Paths to Borobudur”, Tour de Borobudur is an annual sport-cum-tourist event in which cyclists ride along a route that passes by tourist spots in Central Java such as Sam Poo Kong Temple, Kreo Cave and Lake Rawa Pening.
According to kompas.com, the committee has prepared Samba Bikers, an Android-based application to help the cyclists. The app will guide the cyclists in finding the route, medical centers, mechanics and pickup points.
“Tour de Borobudur will be the first cycling event in Indonesia to provide an application,” added Susanto, the head of BTN Tour de Borobudur 2018 committee.
He also announced that Tour de Borobudur 2018 would be accompanied with Bike for Charity Palu, Sigi & Donggala event. Every kilometer traveled by the bikers will be converted to rupiah for the Central Sulawesi earthquake victims.