Carpark Climb


19 Aug 2018

Register now and get a $50 of Downtown Gallery Vouchers*



Carpark Climb


19 Aug 2018

Register now and get a $50 of Downtown Gallery Vouchers*

Downtown Gallery

What better location for carpark racing to return to Singapore, than the new OUE Downtown building. Packed with fantastic retail covering lifestyle and sports, combined with F&B outlets, OUE Downtown makes the perfect location for a morning of exciting carpark racing and supporting cycling activities for the whole family.



DT Poster

Mark your calendars – Sunday 19 August will feature Singapore’s top cyclists from road, mountain and fixed gear competing in an exciting morning of qualifiers followed by finals for the women’s and men’s open category where the top 10 battle it out. The winners will be crowned King or Queen of the Downtown Race and receive medals and a special winner’s jersey designed specifically for the event.

The morning will also feature fun activities for the whole family including kid’s races and watt bike races. There will be talks on how to improve your cycling performance as well as time to chill and enjoy a coffee or lunch.

Entry for the Downtown Race event is $50 which includes $50 (5x $10) Downtown Gallery vouchers* that can be used in any of the many retail and F&B outlets in Downtown Gallery.

The event starts from 8:00am to 12:30pm

9 Race Categories     

The event will be held with the following categories to choose from:

  • Juniors M&F  (17-18yrs)*
  • Men’s Open Elite (19yrs+)
  • Men's Masters (35yrs-44yrs)
  • Men's Supermasters (45yrs+)
  • Men's Sport / Weekend Warrior (19yrs+)
  • Women's Open (19yrs +)
  • Women’s Sport / Weekend Warrior (16yrs +)
  • MTB Open (M/F - 15yrs+)
  • Fixed Gear Open (M/F - 15yrs+)


Are you Under 17?

 * For Women's Weekend Warrior and Juniors, we will accept riders below the minimum age providing we have parental consent. All riders below 17 years of age are required to complete a parental consent form that can be submitted on the day of the event. Parental Consent Form

Race Format

Race Format

The Downtown Race, is essentially a two-up time trial. You'll be racing against the clock, but have a fellow cyclists to also spur you on to a better time. Two up racing gives the spectators at the start and finish something additional to cheer for.

Once "launched" riders will race as hard as they can to the top of the car park, cheered on by spectators at each level. At the top of the carpark the finish gate will record their time and placing in real time.


“Race a Mate” Qualifier

During the qualifying round you can challenge a mate and you can really see who is the best hill climber. We can match you up even if you are in different categories.


Open Finals - Top 10

For those who entered the open category and come in the top 10 positions, we have a final round. Each finalist will be pitted against their next rival in a two up contest that promises to be fast and furious. The placings of the open category are based on the times of the final round only.


Morning Schedule

Sunday 19 August 2018

Please note the schedule is indicative only. Once initial numbers are in, we can refine the schedule and start times for each category.



Max Entries


Opens (Collection of Numbers & Chips)


Course Safety Check



Men's Juniors - Age 17-18*


Men's Sport - Age 19+



Men's Supermasters - Age 45+



Men's Masters - Age 35 - 45



Men's Open - Age 19+  (Round 1)



Women's Sport - Age 16+



Women's Open - Age 19+



Fixed Gear Open - Age 15+



MTB Open - Age 15+



Men's Open - Top 10 Finals


Course Closed To Racing


Prize Giving (The Autobus)

  * For Women's Sport and Juniors, we will accept riders below the minimum age providing we have parental consent. All riders below 17 years of age are required to complete a parental consent form that can be submitted on the day of the event. Parental Consent Form


The Route

The Route

The Car Park Course

Holding Area

The holding area is on road (outside The Autobus #01-01, Downtown Gallery). Cyclists are asked to be at the holding area at least 15 minutes before the start of their scheduled category.

Each cyclists that is registered will receive a timing chip at the holding area. The chip will be placed on the front fork by the Cycosports team. Cyclists will be called to the start in groups of 10.


The Start

The start is in B2, where the marshals will do a final bike check and prepare each rider for their start. Riders will be held (unless they request not to be) by a Marshall and given a 5 second countdown to their individual start.


The Route

Riders will set off (in opposite directions) racing up the levels, then emerging to the lane where they will sprint some 80m entering the next car park and climb 6 floors (both in the same direction) until they hit the top level whether the finish gate will be.


The Finish

The Finish is located on the top level of the park. A finish gate will record the time which will be posted to a live TV screen, ranking each rider according to their category. Bike stands will be available at the top level so that cyclists can leave their bikes and cheer on fellow riders.

Please Note: Final approval of the road closure is still pending. If Road Closure is not obtained, the 2nd Car Park will be used.

Prize Giving

Prize Giving

(Above is proposed jersey for winners – for him and for her with the difference in the graphic logo illustrating a ‘stick man’ ‘stick girl’)


Once the open category has finished, we will proceed to The Autobus (#01-01) for a short prize giving. The Autobus is located at the ground floor of Downtown Gallery (retail podium inside Downtown Gallery) and is a great supporter of Cycling in Singapore.


We do encourage all cyclists and spectators to join us at the prize giving. It's a time to say thank you to the sponsors, congrats to the winners and to catch up with old and new friends. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Please check through the frequently asked questions below. If you can't find the answer your most welcome to drop us a question here.


Q: How do I determine my age?

A: Age is determined by the present year minus the year of birth of the competitor. Example, 2018 minus 1992 is 26yrs.


Q: Can I come test ride the car park anytime?

A: No - The car park is private property. We can only open the car park for the specified race period. Rest assured all riders are on an even playing field and the safety of riders is never compromised with professionally managed events that have the rider's safety at the forefront.


Q: What time do I need to be at the event?

A: A few days before the event, we will publish a list of start times for all those who have pre-registered. We would recommend that you arrived 15-20 minutes before your group start time as you will still need to sign in and secure your timing chip.


Q: What type of bike can I use?

A: All Road Bikes. Marshalls will check individual bikes for safety compliance 15 minutes before the start and during the event and ensure that the following are adhered to:

  • Both handlebar plugs are in place
  • No time trial bike or any extensions (i.e. aerobars, saddle bottles)
  • Helmets must be worn
  • Sleeve Jersey/Skinsuit (i.e. Sleeveless jersey NOT allowed)
  • No gear ratio lockout required for Juniors
  • Disc Brakes are allowed

In addition, all participants are requested to take note of the following:

Please act in a sporting manner at all times and must not push or interfere with another cyclists by hand or by other means, displays indecent conduct or foul language or perform acts of violence.

Any protest must be made within 15 minutes of the decision given rise to the claim. The SCF marshal, in consultation with the Event Director, shall then investigate and give a decision and this decision shall be irrevocable. All claims and appeals must be made in writing with a $100 non-refundable cash deposit made to the Event Organiser.

Q: Is there a category for ladies?

A: Yes there are two categories for ladies - open and sport. We do encourage ladies to come and try the event and feel the excitement and fun of these types of events.


Q: Can I register on the day?

A: No as we will sell out.


Q: Why is there an age limit for some categories?

A: These races are considered pretty serious so you have to be a fairly experienced rider to join. If you are under 18 and have a good race history, we can consider you, providing you also have parental consent.


Q: Do I need a SCF or UCI licence for this race?

A: No but we do request that you have your own insurance in case of an accident.


Q: Can I cancel my booking once entered?

A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed and non-transferable.


Q: Can I change my race category later?

A: Only if places are available and greater than a week before the event.


Q: How can I warm up before my race?

A: The best idea is on the small streets nearby. Please take caution and also ensure you are back in time for your group's escort down to the start line.


Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?

A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and an ambulance on standby.


Q: Are their winners for each Category?

A: Yes each category will have medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. As well as the winner’s jersey for 1st, we are hoping to gather prizes from sponsors also.


Q: Where will be the Prize Giving?

A: Once we have the final Open category completed, prize giving will be held at The Autobus on the ground floor of Downtown Gallery (retail podium of OUE Downtown).


Q: What if I have a bad ride? - Can I try again?

A: Unfortunately no – as time is tight we need to ensure everyone gets to complete their individual ride.


Q: Once I finish my ride can I come straight back down?

A: No quite. We need to marshal those coming down in blocks and ensure no one is racing up. We will notify those at the top when they can ride down. We would ask that all cyclists ride down in a sensible "non-race" speed.


Q: Are you doing a team prize?

A: No - this first event is just for individuals, however your team will be listed next to your name.


Q: I'd like to help out (volunteer) on the day - is that possible?

A: Absolutely - we always need help running these events. Please drop us a message here.



Nearby carparks:

  • SGX Centre, Shenton Way
  • V on Shenton, Shenton Way
  • AXA Tower, Shenton Way
  • Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Straits Boulevard



What is a Carpark Race

Take a look at a race held in 2016 at the OCBC Carpark.

Outlets Open

Outlets Open

The following outlets will be open during the Downtown Race Event on Sunday 19 August:

  • The Dental Studio
  • The Providore
  • Royal Sporting House
  • 6Oz Espresso Bar
  • Artline
  • The Autobus
  • Absolute Cycle
  • Boulder Movement
  • Wings To Wings
  • Haus Athletics
  • Monster Curry
  • Dosirak
  • Upside Motion
  • Chen Mapo Tofu
  • Express By Chatterbox
  • Make Up For Ever
  • OUE Social Kitchen


Event Sponsors


* Required Fields

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Please read the questions carefully and answer honestly.



1.    Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?


2.    Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?


3.    In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?


4.    Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?


5.    Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example, back, knee or hip) that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?


6.    Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?


7.    Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?


If you answered YES to one or more questions:

Consult your doctor by phone or in person BEFORE you start becoming much more physically active or BEFORE you have a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which question you answered YES.

  • You may be able to do an activity you want – as long as you start slow and build up gradually. Or you may need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you. Consults your doctor about the kinds of activities you wish to participate in and follow his/her advice.
  • Find out which community programmes are safe and helpful for you.

If you answered NO honestly to all PAR-Q questions, you can be reasonably sure to:

  • Start becoming much more physically active. Starting slowly and building up gradually is the safest and easiest way to go.
  • Take part in a fitness appraisal. This is excellent for determining your basic fitness so as to plan the best way to live actively. Evaluating your blood pressure is also strongly recommended. For readings above 144/94, consult your doctor before you become more physically active.

Delay becoming much more active:

  • If you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness such as a cold or a fever – wait until you feel better, or
  • If you are or may be pregnant – consult your doctor before you start becoming more active.