PETALING JAYA: Netizens have hailed the Ride for Malaysia 2017 event as a good initiative to promote unity and patriotism.
Sheng Peng Gee applauded the initiative for fostering better relations amongs Malaysians.
"A good social event where all Malaysians could participate to promote harmony and unity," he wrote on Facebook.
Jacky Chin added that initiatives such as this should be done more often.
"We can't have enough," he said.
Jeff Lau On concurred with Chin calling for more similar events to be organised.
"Please have more events like this, it's fun and healthy and encourages Malaysians from all walks of life to get together!" he said.
Additionally, Hafiz Idris said participating in the event was "good for health and the mind".
Twitter user Peter Davis said he managed to connect with friends through the event.
"This morning at the #RideForMalaysia 2017 unity cycle, met up with some new and old friends and had a great time," he said.
The event held at Sunsuria City Celebration Centre on Sunday morning was organised by Star Media Group (Star) and property developer Sunsuria Berhad.
The 30km ride was flagged off by Star chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow, Sunsuria executive chairman Datuk Ter Leong Yap, Star group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, and Sunsuria executive director and chief executive officer Koong Wai Seng.
Meanwhile, the 5.5km Family Ride was flagged off by Star group chief editor Datuk Leanne Goh and Sunsuria general manager of marketing Mandy Phang.
Local celebrities including models Amber Chia and Kavita Kaur, singer DJ Dave, former Miss Malaysia Yvonne Lee and Chloe Chen, deejays Lin and Tyzo (from Suria FM) and deejay Jason and Anson (from 988 FM) also took part in the event.