This is a late post but it’s never too late to tell a story right? Remember I talked about Bau Bike Week before? Well, this is the write up on the actual event. Officially, the event kicked off at 8am, but as usual, crowd started to come in by 10 am. We were worried that the response would not be so good but we were wrong. Bikers turned up at the event by batches (according to their respective groups) and the staff at the registration counter were busy welcoming and distributing goodies to them, but some bikers were unhappy with the goodies because the person in charge used plastic bag to keep the goodies and the name tags were not properly printed. Furthermore, they disliked the design of the BBW Tshirts (I reserve my comment on this lah).
@Registration counter. Serious looking people.
On 27 August, the activities were mostly for bikers; arm wrestling, bike show, the best lady biker attire, momento presentation, and live band. The crowd was not as many as major bike weeks such as Sibu Bike Week (SBW) or Kuching International Bike Week (KiBW) but I think it was satisfactory. However, there were rooms for improvements.
Datuk Henry Jinep inspecting the modified bikes
Datuk Henry officiating the event
Datuk Henry Jinep @ Prize Giving Ceremony
On 28 August, we invited auto and RC boat clubs to come over to Bau Bike Week so that they can attract more visitors to the event. While these people were on site, the bikers had their golden ride to Adis Buan. Over there, bikers were entertained by the Kutow martial art performance and treated with mouth-watering food. Too bad, we didn’t have the chance to swim.
@RC Boat Competition
Datuk Henry Jinep leading the convoy to Adis Buan
Arriving @ Adis Buan
Performance by KUTOW
Overall, the event was a good event but it can be better. We are still unsure who will organize the 2nd Bau Bike Week.
I remembered last year, in 2015, the club talked about organising Bau Bike Week (BBW) but, it was only a topic over a cup of coffee. To my surprised, we walked the talk, where a proposal was submitted to Dato Henry Harry Jinep, Tasik Biru assemblyman, by one of our club members, lobbying for his patronage. I guessed due to his tight schedule, the proposal went silent.
As Dato Henry is enthusiastic about big bikes, he bought himself two 650cc Honda bikes from Huat Bing, Batu Kawah and ever since he got his hands on these bikes, he invited us for a few rides around Bau, Lundu and Tebedu since January 2016. He called it as a “Stress Reliever” activity. And guess what? I didn’t have a single clue that he was also running for the state election last April under the flagship of Barisan Nasional. Anyway, putting politics aside, our proposal finally caught his attention in May and we had series of serious discussions after that; Meeting after meeting, riding after riding…hehehe
[Our combined meeting with TBC and BDB at 1Tondong, Bau]
Dato Henry thinks BBW is really a good event for the Bau community as it could attract tourists to Bau and make Bau a happening town. He wishes it to be a yearly event for Bau and with that in mind, he asked three motorcycle clubs to jointly organise the event, namely the Royale Riders (TRR), Tikuan Bikers Club (TBC) and Bikers Dayak Borneo (BDB). These clubs have members mostly residing in Bau.
[Our meeting with Dato Henry Harry Jinep at Pangkalan Terbang, Bau]
Therefore, after the details were scrutinised, the first BBW in 2016 will be from 27 to 28 August at Tasik Biru. So, register early to get BBW package for only RM90.00.
After our motorcycle club was registered with the Ministry of Sports, we received many invitations to participate in different kind of activities, including the birthday of Datin Seri Elly Zalilah’s. Frankly speaking, I do not know much about her, but she’s the patron of Iron Tigers’ Motorcycle Club Kuching. For her birthday, she invited all members of motorcycle clubs around Kuching to have dinner with her in Riverside Majestic hotel. The attendance was good and the food was superb!
Some of us, taking photos at Datin’s hall of fame.
I was seated next to our club Vice President, Mr Dicky.
And my fellow friends.
Datin’s menu presentation was amazing. She’s also a rider.
Datin invited Zamani, a singer for the SLAM group to sing for her.
And my best friend, Pian (right) sang a song that night.
Thanks Datin for inviting us to your birthday dinner.