SOCIAL enterprise Projek57 is promoting awareness for the need for greater unity among Malaysians with a nationwide cycling event, the Projek57 Unity Ride.
Projek57’s cycling venture will be led by co-founders Collin Swee and Syed Sadiq Albar, who together with a team of cyclists, will travel through Malaysia from Aug 6 to Sept 16.
The ride consists of nine legs and through these travels, the cyclists hope to bring out beautiful stories from Malaysians across the nation.
The legs of the ride will also end in pit-stop locations where Projek57 will either engage youths from universities and schools in activities to promote unity, or participate in community events.
Their journey will commence on Aug 6 at 7am at Dataran DBKL, Kuala Lumpur, where the public are welcome to join the 7km ride around Kuala Lumpur city, in conjunction with KL Car Free Morning.
The public are also invited to join Projek57 at the raising of the Jalur Gemilang and singing of Negaraku at 9am at Dataran Merdeka, after which the Projek57 Unity Ride cyclists will start the 57km ride to the first pit-stop at IOI City Mall Putrajaya, where a unity-themed community event with fun games and activities will be organised by Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd at The Symphony Walk, Ground Floor.
The public will also be able to visit the Projek57 booth at Dataran DBKL where a fun carnival is planned from 7am to 9am.
A special unity T-shirt will be available and part of the proceeds from the sale will go towards underprivileged youths.
“We want people to join us in rising above the negative vibes, and focusing on what is great, wonderful and beautiful about Malaysia,” said Syed Sadiq and Swee.
“We share the vision of our beloved first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, that our future depends on how well many different kinds of people can live and work together. With the unity ride, we hope Malaysians will come together and share our hope that we can make a difference in our nation.”
The unity ride will cover urban and rural areas across peninsular Malaysia as well as Sabah and Sarawak.
All other cycling pit-stops at universities and schools with a view to engage youths will be closed-door events, except for a carnival on Aug 12 at Utar Sungai Long.
The public are also welcome to join a dialogue on unity at the EcoWorld Gallery at MacAlister, Penang on Aug 13.
“We are always keen to partner up with those who are as passionate as us about building unity and hope in Malaysia.
“We are encouraged by the overwhelming support we have received from our many like-minded partners,” added the co-founders.
For details, visit www.projek57.com, www.unityride.com.my, unityride.my or the Projek57 Facebook and Instagram.