Best cycling route in selangor

21 Best Cycling Routes in Selangor [Personal Experience!]

Finding the best cycling route in Selangor?   

Fret not, I got you covered! Selangor is the most populous state in Malaysia and it can be daunting when searching for places to cycle, especially when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

I started cycling in Selangor and was amazed by all the best cycling routes Selangor has. Despite living in Kl, I discovered there were plenty cycling routes filled with greenery, some along the coast, with plenty of food stops along the way, wahoo!

Hence I decided to create this list, just for you (because having to google and squint at some random route created by a ‘cycling abang‘ on Strava can tire the eyes out. amirite?)

 Each of these cycling trails has its own attraction and scenic view to look out for, so it is worth the effort to cycle around! 

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The best thing about cycling here is the variety of parks and terrains to explore.

Whether you are starting out, a visiting tourist, parents exposing their kids to outdoor cycling, or an avid cyclist, there is definitely something for everyone.

I have tried quite a few of them myself and will continue adding more to this list 🙂

Let’s ride on!

21 Best Cycling Routes in Selangor 

1. Taman Botani Putrajaya / Putrajaya Botanical Gardens
2. Taman Wetland Putrajaya / Wetland Park Putrajaya
3. Taman Wawasan Putrajaya
4. Perdana Lake, Sunrise Point / Cyberjaya Lakeside / Marina Putrajaya
5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
6. Kepong Metropolitan Park
7. Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam / National Botanical Gardens Shah Alam
8. Laluan Berbasikal Shah Alam / Shah Alam Cycling Lanes
9. Taman Tasik Elmina / Elmina Central Park
10. Kuala Selangor route
11. Sekinchan route
12. Bukit Jugra route
13. Pantai Morib route
14. Hulu Langat to Genting Peras route
15. Kuala Kubu Bharu route
16. Gombak to Genting Sempah
17. TREX Bike Park at Grandeur Labs / Eco Grandeur
18. Forest Park Hillpark, Puncak Alam
19.
River Track Cycle Park / Pulau Indah
20. Taman Jaya Park, Petaling Jaya
21. Bukit Tunku

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21 Best Cycling Routes In Selangor

1. Taman Botani Putrajaya / Putrajaya Botanical Gardens

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Did you know that Putrajaya’s main concept was to be a “city in the garden”

This is why Putrajaya is one of the main hubs for cyclists as 38% of the area consists of green spaces with 12 large parks ! Let’s explore the different Putrajaya cycling routes.

This 93-hectare (230-acre) land is known as the “mother of All Gardens” in Putrajaya. 

It is known to be one of the best botanical gardens in Malaysia, with 8 different botanical thematic gardens to visit and a great location for family outings, jogging or cycling. 

Some of their popular landmarks are the:

  • Hibiscus Walk
  • Bougainvillea Tunnel
  • Canna Walk
  • Orchid Path 
  • And many more!

With covered pathways and gazebos, riding here is indeed enjoyable as you connect with nature. Personally, there are just too many things for me to explore in one day on a bike! 

If there is one structure you must visit within this landscape: it is the Moroccan Pavilion. The archway is a popular photo spot and the entire pavilion is accessible for a small fee of RM 3 ($ 0.68).

If you are interested in kayaking, there are kayak rentals available by the lake.

The Putrajaya Botanical Gardens’ operating hours are from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Bike Rental: Weekdays: RM 8 – 10 / hour
Weekends: RM 10 – 12 / hour

Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Easy 

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 3.4 km (2.11 miles)

2. Taman Wetland Putrajaya / Wetlands Park Putrajaya 

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Only located a couple of kilometers away from Putrajaya Botanical Gardens, is where the first man-made wetland in Malaysia is located, Wetland Park Putrajaya. 

Many cyclists ride from the botanical gardens to the wetlands as there are dedicated cycling trails. 

Formerly an oil palm site, it is now a wetland ecosystem that not only acts as a water filtration system for Putrajaya but also a wildlife habitat (an ideal place for bird watchers!).

Some of their landmarks include the Flamingo Pond, the Look Out Tower, and the Swan Lake. 

Most of the cycling trails are well shaded. However, there were some reports of damaged wooden plank pathways so keep an eye out when you are riding!

The Wetlands Park’s operating hours are from 7 am to 7 pm.

Bike Rental: Tues – Thurs : RM 8 – 10 / hour
Fri – Sun & Holidays : RM 10 – 12 / hour

Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 14 km (8.7 miles)

3. Taman Wawasan Putrajaya

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Picture credit: @Apa Guna Berlari from Youtube

Taman Wawasan Putrajaya is a less popular park compared to its other Putrajaya counterparts which can make it a more enjoyable ride for cyclists who prefer a less crowded area.

This park overlooks some of Putrajaya’s important architecture such as the Putra Mosque, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Sultan of Selangor’s Palace, and the Ministry of Finance Office so you can definitely find great photo spots. 

There are some hills in the park which provide a moderate challenge to cyclists. Come cycle here to free your mind as you take a long peaceful ride in this well-shaded area!

Taman Wawasan Putrajaya’s operating hours are from 7 am to 7 pm.

Bike Rental: No

Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 3.17 km ( 1.97 miles)

4. Perdana Lake, Sunrise Point / Cyberjaya Lakeside / Marina Putrajaya

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You know a place is extremely popular for a certain activity when it is named after it.

At Perdana Lake, there is a point called Sunrise Point where you can take a panoramic view of the city of government matters, where many modern and religious infrastructures are in place. 

This Putrajaya cycling track connects you from Cyberjaya to Putrajaya.

 You can start your route from Perdana Lake at Sunrise Point, passing through Cyberjaya Lakeside point and arriving at Marina Putrajaya for a 4 km (2.48 miles) ride.

There are public toilets along the way. Parking can be slightly tricky as there is no dedicated parking space but you can park along the road. 

Bike Rental: Yes (from TRYKE – you will need to download their app)

Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Easy 

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 5.47 km (3.4 miles)

5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

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FRIM is an R & D institution that allows the public to visit various parts of their forest reserve, namely Kepong Botanic Gardens.

 However, this botanical garden is only open at certain hours. Take note if you plan to cycle during these times: 

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 
  • Closed on Friday

Fee:

  • Adult (citizen) : RM 1 ($ 0.23)
  • Adult (non-citizen) : RM 5 ($ 1.14)

There are also mountain bike trails for adventurous mountain bikes (MTB)  cyclists.

The institution has some cycling-restricted areas so look out for specific signboards that mention it.

 If you have time to spare, there is a waterfall nearby to cool down after working out a sweat! 

Bike Rental: 1st hour – RM 16 ($ 3.65), subsequent hours – RM 2 ($ 0.46)

Parking: RM 5 ($ 1.14) per car

Route Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 4.5 km (2.8 miles)

6. Kepong Metropolitan Park

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A whopping 95-hectare (234.75-acre) park, Kepong Metropolitan Park is popular for many recreational activities such as kite-flying, cycling, jogging, fishing by the lakes with a fishing permit, and even a remote-controlled racing car track.

I am surprised at how well-maintained this park is and it is free to enter! 

There is also a rainbow structure walkway that is similar to Elmina Central Park which makes it ideal for skating.

There are also dedicated cycling lanes that are well-shaded by the trees.


Bike rental : RM 20 ($ 4.56)/hour, RM 35 ($7.97)/unlimited hours
Parking: Free (parking building)

Route Difficulty: Easy

Location: Route
Cycling Distance: 3.4 km (2.11 miles)

7. Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam / National Botanical Gardens Shah Alam

Best cycling route in selangor
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Ask any Malaysian if they are familiar with Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam and they might be slightly confused. 

That is because most Malaysians will remember it as Bukit Cahaya or Bukit Cherakah.

This is Malaysia’s first agricultural park that was once part of the Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve. 

With a plot of 1,295 hectares (3,200 acres) of flora and fauna, it is one of the world’s biggest botanical gardens.

There are multiple lakes, gardens, and a 72-hectare (178-acre) animal park that you can visit when cycling around. If you need more time to explore, you can also opt to stay in one of their homestay facilities. 

The national botanical gardens’ operating hours are as below: 

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Closed on Monday

Fee:  RM 3 ($ 0.68) per adult

The roads are easy to ride on with some steep hills along the way. 

Bike Rental: 1st hour – RM 15 ($ 3.42), subsequent hours – RM 1 ($ 0.23)
Parking: RM 3 per car

Route Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 21 km (13.37 miles)

8. Laluan Berbasikal Shah Alam / Shah Alam Cycling Lanes

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The Shah Alam City Council has created bicycle lanes (that rival Kuala Lumpur’s cycling lanes) to improve accessibility around the area and many residents are delighted with this change. 

It is a fun way to explore the state capital of Selangor where you can visit some local landmarks such as the Shah Alam City Hall and the Selangor State Museum. 

You will definitely feel at ease riding along these lanes as there are many safety signs distributed along the cycling pathways. 

However, the cycling routes in Selangor have deteriorated and are in need of maintenance. Do be on the lookout for any holes along the tracks.

How long are the Shah Alam Cycling Lanes?

The Shah Alam Cycling Lanes covers a 24 km route

You can find some of these bicycle lanes either in dedicated blue lanes, brick pathways and gravel routes around Section 2, 4, 5, 14, and at Taman Tasik Shah Alam. You can also cycle up to Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam. 

Bike Rental: No

Parking: Free (Taman Tasik Shah Alam)

Route Difficulty: Easy

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 22.55 km (14.01 miles)

9. Taman Tasik Elmina / Elmina Central Park

Best cycling route in selangor
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Located in Shah Alam, Elmina Central Park is a public recreational park that not only attracts cyclists but also photographers. 

That is because they have a popular landmark known as the Elmina Iconic Bridge, a picturesque rainbow walkway that is part of a wide cycling and jogging track.

You do not want to miss the gorgeous sunset view and cycle along the serene lake. 

There are plenty of parking spaces along the park.

 Please note that there are minimal amenities here (no nearby restaurants or public toilets) so pack your own food and drinks before coming here!

Bike Rental: No
Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Easy 

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 4.50 km (2.8 miles) 

10. Kuala Selangor route

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Kuala Selangor is a fun location to explore, especially if you know a local who is familiar with the nooks and crannies of the area. 

You will be able to experience the road less travelled as you ride through plantations, villages and cycling on gravel paths.

Start riding from Kapar town for a relatively flat ride on the road up to Bukit Melawati where there will be a steep climb for a couple of miles before coming back down to flat roads again.

Head to the beach where the famous Sky Mirror is located. 

It is a sandbank that appears during low tides at certain times in a month where you will be able to capture a perfect reflection of yourself in a strategic photo angle.

Like many beach towns, there is plenty of food in the area. If you are looking for some Western-style food, come check out Thyme Taste & Grill Restaurant.

Bike Rental: No

Parking: Yes (around shop lot areas)

Route Difficulty: Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 72.42 km (45 miles)

11. Sekinchan route

Best cycling route in selangor
Picture credit: @gwcycle from Facebook

Ask anyone about Sekinchan and they will tell you about the seafood and where you can see food (I had to make this pun, hah!), namely the rice paddy fields. 

There is a nice long stretch of road in between paddy fields that goes on for miles with barely any cars, perfect for a cycling group.

 The tracks beside the beach are nicely paved but can get narrower at certain spots. 

There are a couple of factories around the area that are open for visitation such as the Prawn Crackers Factory

There are a few cycling tours available here. 

Note: Find the “I love Sekinchan” signboard and the wishing tree for some photo memories!

Bike Rental: RM 10/hour (Rent from AMG Bicycle Renting)

Parking: Yes (around shop lot areas or temples)

Route Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 38 km (23.61 miles)

12. Bukit Jugra route

Best cycling route in selangor
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Bukit Jugra is located closer to the southwest coast of Selangor. 

It is famously known for its lighthouse that overlooks Langat River and has many historical attractions around the area such as Istana Bandar Jugra.

If you plan to cycle here, you can start cycling from Tesco Jenjarom and make your way towards Bukit Jugra. 

The cycling trails are well-covered by foliage and do get trickier up the hill.

 However, once you reach the top which is 120 m above the sea, you will be mesmerised by the view of Straits of Malacca.

It is also quite breezy on the hill so if you are interested in paragliding, there is a booth located at the lighthouse! There are also hiking trails around the area.

Bike Rental: No
Parking: –

Route Difficulty: Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 23 km (14.29 miles) 

13. Pantai Morib route

Best cycling route in selangor
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Pantai Morib, also known as Morib Beach, is one of the best places to cycle by the beach. 

With a well-maintained promenade that stretches along the beach, low tides with fresh air from the sea and an unobstructed view of the sunset, you will definitely enjoy cruising by. 

There are also multiple seafood eateries and public toilets along the way.

 If you want to explore more of the beach, you can take an even longer ride down to Tanjung Sepat, another fishing village that is popular among tourists. 

Bike Rental: No

Parking: Yes (where eateries are located)

Route Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate 

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 51 km (31.69 miles)

14. Hulu Langat to Genting Peras route

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A well-loved route among many cyclists, this bike ride is a 19 km (11.80 miles) climb up to the Genting Peras signboard. 

Starting from Pekan Batu 18 Hulu Langat, this portion of the cycling route to Simpang Peras has a gradual elevation that gets steeper once passing Simpang Peras. 

Although the route has plenty of foliage, you will want to start your route early to avoid the heat.

Bike Rental: –
Parking: –

Route Difficulty: Intermediate
Location:
Route

Cycling Distance: 19 km (11.80 miles) 

15. Kuala Kubu Bharu route

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Kuala Kubu Bharu is now known for its hiking trails along with beautiful waterfalls but back in the days, it was once known as a mining town. 

This town has transformed into a location filled with heritage and great food.

Most seasoned cyclists will stop by Kuala Kubu Bharu first before cycling to another quaint town called Fraser’s Hill for a 40 km climb. 

However, if you intend to just ride around to explore the town and even experience some mixed terrain riding, Kuala Kubu Bharu is a perfect location.

There is a cafe nearby called Kedai Makanan Basikal Stopover (loosely translated as Bicycle Stopover Eatery) to have a nice meal. 

Bike Rental: No

Parking: Yes, by shoplots

Route Difficulty: Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 9.58 km (5.95 miles)

16. Gombak to Genting Sempah 

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Want to upgrade from cycling around the park? This is the best training ground for you. 

Genting Sempah is a popular route among seasoned cyclists, with a 15.6 km (9.7 miles) climb from the Gombak Orang Asli Museum.

The route is generally straightforward, but there are a few winding turns and narrow roads to look out for.

 You will still need to pay attention to the traffic as many drivers prefer to use this route to avoid the Karak Highway tolls. 

The best is to cycle on a Sunday, where there are less cars on the road.

Once you have reached the flyovers of Genting Sempah, make your way back and stop by for some fresh air and coffee at this drink stall called Kappi by the Pencawang bridge. 

They serve refreshing drinks as well to keep you cool in the heat!

Note: You can cycle to Genting Highlands from Genting Sempah but a word of warning, this is a cycling route that is always featured as the hardest section in the Tour de Langkawi race. 

Bike Rental: No
Parking: –

Route Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 15.6 km (9.7 miles)

17. TREX Bike Park at Grandeur Labs / Eco Grandeur 

Best cycling route in selangor
Picture credit: @trexbikepark from Facebook

If you are looking for a short fun bike course to cater to your kids, TREX Bike Park is where you want to go!

This family-friendly bike area consists of a 2 km (1.24 miles) bike course with braking bumps and multiple winding paths. 

You do not have to worry about food choices as there are some restaurants and occasionally, food bazaars to fuel your energy.  

The park’s operating hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am – 5:00 pm
  • Closed on Monday

You can rent their bikes at their bike shop DGB Bike City where they also sell a variety of bike brands such as Crossmac, XDS, Climax, and many more. There are bicycle repair services too!

Bike Rental: RM 25 – 35 ($ 5.70 – 7.97)/hour, RM 5 ($ 1.14) for own bicycle
Parking: Yes

Route Difficulty: Easy 

Location: Route

Cycling Distance:  2 km (1.24 miles)

18. Forest Park Hillpark, Puncak Alam

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A couple of miles south of TREX Bike Park is a forest park located near the Hillpark residence. 

The park’s aim is to replicate a landscape with lush greenery accommodating recreational activities such as cycling and jogging.

The trails are slightly narrow, with stairs and small hills along the route. 

The park has facilities such as public toilets, a playground, and seating areas. It is even more enjoyable when the weather is cooler in the evenings and in rainy seasons, the pine trees do remind me of my time in Hyde Park, London!

Bike Rental: No
Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Easy

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 2.90 km (1.80 miles) 

19. River Track Cycle Park / Pulau Indah 

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Did you know that there is a cycling park in Pulau Indah Industrial Park?

Pulau Indah Industrial Park is home to many logistic companies and international manufacturers due to its close proximity to the world’s leading seaport terminal, Port Klang.

Located along the river bank of Sungai Chandong Besar, the River Track Cycle Park consists of a 3 km (1.86 miles) cycling trail as well as a shorter 1.8 km (1.12 miles) jogging track.

It is a family-friendly park with many photography spots.

Pulau Indah is also known for its annual Pulau Indah 180 km bike race, organized by the same developer of River Track Cycle Park.

 If you plan to attempt this route, go with an experienced cycling group as the route includes main roads in poor conditions as well as staying alert to heavy trucks heading in and out of the port.

Bike Rental: No
Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Easy (for the cycle park)

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 3 km (1.86 miles) 

20. Taman Jaya Park

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One of the most popular parks among Petaling Jaya residents, Taman Jaya Park is a recreational park located opposite Amcorp Mall. They have well-maintained amenities such as clean public toilets and gazebos. 

The cycling pathway has some winding routes but is equally enjoyable for casual cyclists.

This park is also easily accessible via public transport at Taman Jaya LRT station.

 It is also near the oldest drive-thru outlet of A & W so you can stop by there for a root beer float!

Bike Rental: No

Parking: Free

Route Difficulty: Easy

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 1.1 km (0.68 miles)

21. Bukit Tunku

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Bukit Tunku, fondly known as “the Beverly Hills of Malaysia”, is a residential area that consists of hilly routes and luxurious homes. 

It is a common destination for  cycling in Kuala Lumpur as it is near high-density locations such as Dataran Merdeka and Mont Kiara.

If you are looking for a gorgeous view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline (without dining in an expensive hilltop restaurant), cycle your way to the front of the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur’s residence and you will see a panoramic view of the entire city.

Note: There have been claims that some cars speed on these narrow roads. Please pay attention to your blind spots and cycle cautiously!

Bike Rental: –
Parking: –
Route Difficulty: Intermediate 

Location: Route

Cycling Distance: 3.4 km (2.11 miles)

 

Where do I get a bicycle in Selangor? 

You can get your bicycle in Selangor either from bike shops such as USJ Cycles, PedalSpot Taipan USJ and Sen Aik Trading where you can do a test ride or through online platforms such as bicyclebuysell, carousell, or Amazon. Some recreational parks do provide bicycles for rent at an affordable price. 

What to do before the ride?

These are the 4 things you should do before each ride:

1. Check your wheels. Spin the wheel to test if it wobbles. If it does, tighten it.
2. Check your tires. Use a tire gauge to check the pressure.
3. Test the brakes. Engage the brakes to see if it grabs evenly at both ends and that it has enough braking power.
4. Lube your chains. Use a light oil like Tri-Flow to reduce wear and tear and prevent corrosion. 

What essentials to bring with you while cycling?

These are the 10 essential things to bring along when you are cycling:

  1. Mobile phone
  2. Bike helmet
  3. Water bottle
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Sunscreen
  6. Small first aid kit
  7. Energy bar
  8. Mini bike pump
  9. Patch kit
  10. Backpack

Which place is best for cycling?

These are the 10 best places to cycle in the world :

1. Peak District, UK
2. Girona, Spain
3. Pyrenees, France & Spain
4. Morzine, French Alps
5. Siena, Italy
6. Dolomites, Italy
7. Stavanger, Norway
8. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
9. Boulder, USA
10. Athens, USA

Brief Guide to Cycling in Malaysia

Cycling in Malaysia is exciting with its beautiful landscapes, lush greeneries and well-kept tropical rainforests. Here are a few things to note:

1. Weather

While there are no four seasons in Malaysia, there are however two types of weather that every person will experience: scorching heat and heavy rain with thunderstorms. 

That is because not only is Malaysia near the equator, it also gets two monsoon wind seasons from the sea.

Always check the weather forecast the day before and look out for dark clouds looming in distance.

Fun fact: Selangor has an average of 12 rainy days in a month!

2. Cycling Etiquette On Malaysian Roads

There is no law that bans cyclists on Malaysian highways so cycle along but make sure you abide by the traffic rules of the road. 

However, not all cycling trails are maintained well, which means that there will be potholes, bumps, and cracks to watch out for to avoid any potential accidents. 

If there are no designated bike paths, please ride with caution as close to the edge of the road as possible and avoid obstructing traffic. 

Malaysians tend to speed on the road (I like to think it is because of the hot weather that irritates everyone!) and you do not want to be in the way!

3. Bicycle Law Requirements and Road Offenses

Here are some of the Malaysian laws that you need to abide by as a cyclist:

Road Traffic Rules 1959

  • Rule 35 (2) and Rule 35 (3) state that all bicycles must have functional front and rear lights, especially during the night. 
  • Rule 42 (1) states that bicycles must have working brakes and also a functional bicycle bell.

Penalty: Up to RM 2,000 ($ 455.68) fine or up to six months imprisonment.

Road Transport Act 1987

These are the road offenses listed for cyclists:

  • Section 54 (1), reckless and dangerous cycling 

Penalty : RM 1,000 to RM 5,000 ($ 227.84 to $1,139.21) or not more than 12 months imprisonment.

  • Section 79, failing to obey road signs that prevent cycling on highways 

Penalty: RM 300 to RM 2,000 ($ 68.35 to $ 455.68).

4. Get a cycling buddy (or find a cycling community)

If you are just getting started with cycling and want to explore unfamiliar terrains, it is better to cycle with someone familiar with the route or a more experienced community in the area. 

Cycling in groups is also safer, not only to create more road visibility for other drivers but also to assist you in unforeseen circumstances like a flat tire. 

Here are some cycling groups in Klang Valley that you can join. 

Most of these groups have an administrator that manages weekly events but feel free to ask for a cycling buddy to explore any other routes around the area (Malaysians are known for their hospitality)! 

Do shopping malls in Klang Valley have bicycle parking? 

Yes, there are many shopping malls in Klang Valley that do have bicycle parking. Some of the most popular malls that have bicycle parking are 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Sunway Pyramid, and Mid Valley Megamall. You can check out this crowdsourced map for a list of other shopping malls with bicycle parking.

Cycling Events In Selangor

Selangor folks, count yourself lucky as there are many cycling Malaysia events near you!


This exciting Malaysian highway night ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will not want to miss out on. There are different distance categories, with the longest at 120 km (74.56 miles) on the Kajang-Seremban Highway. 

This route starts at the Kajang Selatan Toll and crosses into Negeri Sembilan where you will make a U-turn at the Ampangan toll and ride back to the starting point.

Many cyclists are looking forward to this flagship fun ride event, where the longest category is 25 km (15.53 miles). Enjoy the fresh air and the clear night sky as you cycle along this flat terrain. 

KL Car Free Morning is a popular initiative in Kuala Lumpur to promote a healthy lifestyle among the community. You will be amazed by the hundreds of people who are willing to show up before sunrise on a Sunday. 

It is also a very well-organized event that makes cycling in Kuala Lumpur fun for everyone and also the best cycling route in KL for beginners.

You can cycle along the River of Life, a world-renowned waterfront installation at the intersection of Klang river and Gombak River.

Make sure to pre-register on their website to participate in this event. The organizer also provides bike rentals for RM 20 ($ 4.55) a ride.  

Note: please check out their latest schedule on their Facebook page

Great news, the largest bike festival in Malaysia is back and it is happening in Klang Valley! There will be lots of events and booths so bring your family and friends! Do check out their website for more information. 


Where can I cycle in Malaysia?

Here are some locations you can cycle in Malaysia (other than those listed above):

  • Batu Ferringhi, Penang
  • Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang
  • Balik Pulau, Penang 
  • Taiping Lake Gardens, Penang
  • Teluk Intan, Penang
  • Langkawi, Kedah
  • Tanjung Piai, Johor
  • Federal Route 3, Terengganu
  • Kiulu, Sabah 

If you plan to cycle to one of these locations, check out our latest guide on the popular cycling routes in Malaysia.

Where Can I Cycle In Petaling Jaya?

Here are some places you can cycle in Petaling Jaya, Selangor : 

  • Taman Jaya Park
  • Central Park Bandar Utama
  • Taman Rimba Komuniti Kota Damansara/ Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve 
  • Bukit Gasing Loop

Best Cycling Route in Singapore 

The best cycling route in Singapore is the Singapore Round Island Loop which covers a distance of around 100 km (62.13 miles) and takes around 14 hours!

 It may be a long arduous ride but trust me, it is doable for beginners! The routes are never on the road, only on dedicated trails.

You might be wondering why am I bringing up Singapore? That is because many Malaysians enjoy riding in Singapore!

If you like to try other cycling routes, here are some easy-to-ride cycling routes in Singapore as well:

1. Round Island Route (Eastern Half)
2. St. John’s & Lazarus Island
3. Jurassic Mile
4. Rower’s Bay Park
5. East Coast Park
6. Marina Bay Loop
7. Coney Island
8. Sentosa Island
9. Punggol Waterway Park
10. Lorong Halus Park Connector

What makes a good cycling route?

A good cycling route consists of a pathway that has a smooth surface free from cracks, holes, and bumps for the rider’s comfort and safety. The cycling route should also be wide enough for cyclists to manoeuvre easily as well as signages to indicate that the cycling route is meant for cyclists only.

A good example of a good cycling route will be the Laluan Berbasikal Shah Alam / Shah Alam Cycling Lanes.

Conclusion

Now there you have it, the best cycling route in Selangor thus far. 

Go ahead and start planning that early morning breezy ride or perhaps you prefer afternoon rides to be just in time to catch sundown.

Be sure to have proper preparation before starting on your cycling trips. Make sure you know what to expect in terms of weather for the day, have all the essentials packed, have a nourishing meal prior to the ride, and always prioritize safety.

Have you tried out any of these best cycling route in Selangor? If your favorite cycling route did not make it to this list, let me know in the comments below! 

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