5 Favourite Cycling Spots For a Birdy Foldable Bike in Singapore

Singaporeans are beginning to cycle more often as a form of leisure and a safer mode of transport during this COVID-19 pandemic. Singapore may be small but you will be surprised to find plenty of cycling spots from prehistoric dinosaur displays to relaxing countryside rides. If you are looking to head on an adventure with your performance foldable Birdy Bike, we’ve included 5 cycling spots perfect for you. Read on to find out the favourite spots of many cyclists. 

  1. Changi Airport’s Jurassic Mile

The Jurassic Mile is a 3.5 kilometres route connecting Changi Airport and East Coast Park. This newly opened attraction is Singapore’s largest outdoor display showcasing 20 life-sized dinosaur models. 

Perfect for cycling outings with your family, you can take nice family photos while enjoying the view of these prehistoric dinosaur models. After your bike adventure, you can freshen up at the pay-per-use shower stations and enjoy local delights at the Hub & Spoke Café. 

If you are wondering which Birdy bike is suitable for this route, the Birdy New Classic will be the pick. With 8 speeds available, the Birdy New Classic is perfect for leisure riding at the Jurassic Mile. The bike comes with a Shimano Acera derailleur that has shifter indicators, allowing riders to shift gears with ease. 

How to get there: 

There are many ways to get to Jurassic Mile either by foot or cycling, going from HUB & SPOKE or via the Changi Coastal Park Connector.

  1. East Coast Park

East Coast Park is the perfect location to cycle if you want to enjoy the scenery of the sea. The park stretches across 15 kilometres, with an unobstructed route that is suitable for fast and long-distance riding. 

Located at Area D, the 5.4 hectares Cyclist Park offers various obstacle courses for beginners and confident cyclists. Enjoy the light sea breeze as you cruise along the coast. In the evening, have a sumptuous meal with your cycling ‘Kakis’ at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. 

Designed for racing, the Birdy R20 is most suitable for riding at East Coast Park. With the 11 speeds Shimano 105 derailleur, you can cruise with minimum effort and shift gears quickly when riding at high speeds. The slick 20” Panaracer tyres provide maximum contact patch to the road, maximising traction on the obstacle courses. 

How to get there: 

Alight at Bedok MRT Station (Exit A) and take Bus 31 from Bedok Interchange. After 4 stops, alight at Opp Eastern Lagoon II.

  1. Coney Island

Coney Island’s 2.5 kilometres trail stretches across a diverse ecosystem of mangroves, grasslands, and woodlands. Venture along the gravel path while enjoying the serenity of being surrounded by 100 feet tall Casuarina trees. Coney Island is home to over 80 bird species and many other animals including the horseshoe crab. Spot these wildlife creatures as you journey along this green, rustic space! 

Remember to bring along a water bottle to stay hydrated and insect repellent to prevent sandflies. It is recommended to plan your trip in the morning to avoid the hot afternoon sun. Bear in mind that the park is closed from 7 pm to 7 am. 

The all-rounder Birdy GT is made for light off-road cycling at places such as Coney Island. The 18” Schwalbe Black Jack tyres are thick and heavily threaded, designed to grip onto unpaved roads and uneven surfaces. Equipped with a Sram X5-A1, 10-speed derailleur, the Birdy GT is capable of going up difficult terrains without hassle. The hydraulic JuinTech disc brakes provide extra stopping power in rustic outdoor spaces. Sand, gravel, and even mud will not stop the GT from moving forward. 

How to get there: 

Alight at Punggol MRT Station and head to the bus interchange. Take bus 84 to Punggol Point Park and follow the signs along Punggol Promenade Nature Walk towards Coney Island’s west entrance.

  1. Marina Bay Loop 

The Marina Loop is an 11 kilometres route that never fails to intrigue riders with Singapore’s iconic landmarks.  Starting at Marina Bay Sands, make your way across the Helix Bridge and towards the Esplanade. 

When cycling across Marina Barrage, you get to see spectacular views of the Merlion, Esplanade Theatre, and Singapore Flyer. To witness the skyline in golden hues, start your cycling journey at sunrise or sunset and get your cameras ready for the ‘gram’! 

Located in the heart of the city, Lau Pa Sat Food Hawker Centre offers an abundance of local delicacies. Delicious Satay and charcoal-grilled chicken are sold by street vendors at an affordable price! Enjoy a glass of refreshing sugar cane drink after a fulfilling cycling session! 

Cycle in style at the Marina Loop with the "King of Birdy Bikes", the Birdy Rohloff. This bike is fitted with the most premium parts including its 14-speeds internal Speedhub. The twist shifter on the Birdy Rohloff makes changing gears a breeze and riders can shift through gears even when the bike is stationary. The Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres make it perfect for touring across long distances comfortably. 

How to get there: 

Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (Exit E) and start off at Marina Bay Sands. 

  1. The Central Urban Loop

The 36 kilometres Central Urban Loop connects Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh and Whampoa. The route begins at Toa Payoh Town Park, and continues through Whampoa and Kallang Park connectors.

At Bishan, enjoy the lush greenery and keep a lookout for cheeky rafts of Marina otters! Along the way, take pit stops at places such as the Block 79 Circuit Road Hawker Centres. Savour a meal of Laksa or Fried Oyster accompanied by a cold bowl of Iced-Kacang! 

For long-distance riding, the Birdy TouringPLUS is the perfect bike. With 24 speeds to shift through, the Shimano Sora derailleur provides riders with an advantage over hilly terrains and sloped surfaces. The thick 18" Big Apple tyres absorb more impact from rougher roads, allowing riders to enjoy a smooth and cushioned ride. 

How to get there: 

Alight at Toa Payoh MRT Station and cycle 600 metres to Toa Payoh Town Park. 

Might Velo - The Folding Bike Specialist

Looking for a foldable bike to head on your next adventure? Mighty Velo is the official distributor of Pacific Cycles’ performance foldable bikes such as Birdy Bikes in South-East Asia. Assembled in Singapore by our trained  bike technicians, all bikes undergo stringent processes before they are delivered to customers. 

All Birdy Bikes have a 2-year frame warranty and 1-year warranty for components. Bikes purchased from us are offered free checks and services. Head down to our experience store located at 30 Tai Seng Street, Breadtalk IHQ, #02-14, S534013! For more enquiries, email us at hello@mightyvelo.com