Denpasar, 29 February 2016… Head of Bali Police, Police Inspector General Pol Drs Sugeng Priyanto SH, MA together with other heads of directorate from traffic bureau, intel bureau and operations bureau officially received the team from Bali Discovery Events (BDE) whom presented plans for the upcoming 9th Bali International Triathlon (BIT) set for Sunday, August 14, 2016 in its new venue, Sanur. The new venue is expected to accommodate more participants, generate greater promotion and attract more visitors.
The BDE team was represented by Arie S. Sukirno and M. Fathur Rozi, and they were accompanied by representatives from Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur (YPS), I.B. Gede Sidharta Putra as chairman and Wisnu Diwangkara as the general coordinator for the Sanur Village Festival (SVF). The BIT event will be held in conjunction with the annual 11th Sanur Village Festival, from 24-28 August at Maisonette Area Inna Grand Bali Beach.
During the audience, BDT team provided a detailed mapping of the new 2016 BIT venue at Mertasari beach area in Sanur. BDT assured the Bali Police force that a feasibility study for the BIT has been done for Sanur area and the result shows that it support an international class event such as the triathlon.
One of the points raised was the cycling route on Bypass Ngurah Rai and Bypass IB. Mantra, where BDT requested the Bali Police force to provide extra security and provide permission to close one side of the Bypass road, on the East and South side, during the event date.
Bapak I.B. Gede Sidharta, better known as Gusde, from YPS explained briefly about the Sanur Village Festival (SVF) event and how pleased he was that for this year, the BIT 2016 will become the official opening for SVF event. This will add a new element in the festival, aside from culture, art and creativity, which is international sports. He also mentioned that major events such as SVF and BIT are important for Bali’s tourism to attract visitors local, national and international to Bali.
The Head of Bali Police welcomed SVF and BIT events and ensured his commitment to fully support it. Further coordination with other bureaus will be necessary for security matters as many foreigners will be joining this event in an open and public area. Based on later conditions, if deemed necessary, the police force will deploy a fully armed Brimob personnel to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators.
Starting in 2007, the ninth edition of Bali International Triathlon (BIT) returns on Sunday, August 14th 2016. Previously held in Jimbaran, the race unveils a new venue in Sanur. BIT is set up to suit the developing number of competitors anticipated that would partake race. Last year’s title sponsor, Herbalife Indonesia, is part of the worldwide sustenance organization now working in 90 nations around the world. The race reflects values championed by Herbalife through its nourishment, weight-administration, vitality and wellness products. Online enrolment will be open in the newly set up official race site at www.balitriathlon.com, where race upgrades, exceptional offers, and Bali exercises are accessible. More about the race www.balitriathlon.com
Triathlon for the soul