Kenalkan Wisata, Habib Hadi Berharap Offroad JFT Jadi Ajang Tahunan Kota

Wali Kota Habib Hadi saat njajal track offroad menggunakan turbolator, Sabtu (20/4) dalam agenda Just Fighter Track 2019. (foto: deni/pemkot probolinggo)
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MAYANGAN –  Bukan Wali Kota Probolinggo Hadi Zainal Abidin namanya, jika tak bernyali. Adrenalinnya dipicu saat mulai membuka offroad Just Fighter Track 2019, Sabtu (20/4) pagi di Bee Jay Bakau Resort (BJBR). Ia nampak bersemangat untuk ikut ngalas bareng 150 peserta offroad yang berasal dari berbagai daerah di Jawa Timur hingga Bali.

Mendengar akan ada event offroad 4 X 4 Adventure dan diminta hadir mencoba track, Habib Hadi – sapaan wali kota – mengaku adrenalinnya ikut terpacu. “Saya sudah membayangkan bagaimana rasanya njoki mobil turbolar dengan mesin cherokee dan melintasi track yang pastinya sangat menantang. Dan, memang saya ingin mencoba. Lihat nanti ya,” tutur Habib Hadi –sapaan akrabnya- saat sambutan pembukaan.

Offroad 4 X 4 adventure ini dimulai sejak 19 April hingga besok (21/4). Dengan jarak tempuh 35 – 40 kilometer, start – finish BJBR Kota Probolinggo kegiatan ini bertujuan untuk mempromosikan wisata dengan memperkenalkan tempat – tempat wisata dan keindahan alam di Kota Probolinggo kepada masyarakat Jawa Timur.

Sekaligus mewadahi olahraga offroad kearah yang positif sesuai standar kemanan dan ketentuan yang berlaku. “Memberikan dan menyajikan hiburan untuk masyarakat Probolinggo, serta menjalin kerja sama yang erat dengan berbagai pihak guna mengembangkan olahraga offroad tingkat regional dan nasional,” ujar Ketua Panitia Offroad 2019, Mehdimsareza.

Sementara itu, Habib Hadi mengatakan, offroad sebagai salah satu ajang promosi wisata Kota Probolinggo, meski Kota Probolinggo tidak banyak memiliki wisata alam. Akan tetapi, Pemerintah Kota Probolinggo akan selalu berupaya menciptakan event wisata agar makin banyak wisatawan yang berkunjung di Kota Probolinggo.

“Kegiatan ini juga dapat meningkatkan rasa kecintaan dan nasionalisme, serta mempererat ikatan persatuan antar anak bangsa yang hobby offroad. Semoga kedepan, kegiatan offroad dapat dijadikan agenda tahunan Kota Probolinggo,” harap Habib Hadi.

“Keep Safety First, utamakan keselamatan, siapkan semua perlengkapan yang sesuai dengan standar, cermati track lintasan dan rambu – rambu yang berbahaya. Dan, Semoga event ini dapat berjalan dengan lancar dan sukses hingga selesai,” pesan Habib Hadi.

Dalam kesempatan itu, Habib Hadi tidak mau ketinggalan ikut memeriahkan event offroad. Ia juga ikut serta menaiki mobil Land Cruiser dari BJBR menuju salah satu medan di Desa Purut, Lumbang, Kabupaten Probolinggo. Di lokasi tersebut Habib Hadi njajal offroad menggunakan mobil turbolar. Ia menepati janjinya dan memicu adrenalin di tengah kesibukannya dengan urusan pemerintahan dan warga.

Sekitar 30 menit ber-offroad wali kota akhirnya kembali ke titik kumpul. Ada kesan sendiri yang dirasakan Habib Hadi setelah turun ke jalur ekstrem. Katanya, ada perasaan takut dan panik saat melihat medan ekstrim. “Tapi dengan keberanian dan tekad yang kuat, semua bisa saya lalui. Butuh keberanian dan ketepatan dalam mengambil keputusan dalam setiap tindakan (melintasi jalur),” kesannya.

Habib Hadi pun menyupport agar kegiatan positif ini terus dikembangkan. Dengan potensi dan skill yang dimiliki para peserta, mereka dapat dilibatkan untuk menjangkay daerah bencana.

Rute  lintasan offroad dari BJBR ke arah pilang – Triwung (Terminal) – Muneng (Kabupaten Probolinggo) – Sumberkare (Kabupaten Probolinggo) – Desa Purut (Lumbang, Kabupaten Probolinggo) – Lalu Kembali ke Boto – Patalan – Muneng – berakhir di BJBR. (mita/humas)

Pelepasan peserta JFT di BJBR oleh Wali Kota Habib Hadi didampingi Dandim 0820 Letkol Inf Imam Wiboro di BJBR. (foto:Rizal Al Karimi/Humas dan Protokol)

Probolinggo Mayor, Hadi Zainal Abidin, just shows who he really is. His adrenaline was triggered when starting to open the Off-road Just Fighter Track 2019, Saturday (4/20) morning at Bee Jay Bakau Resort (BJBR). He seemed eager to join in with 150 off-road participants from various regions in East Java to Bali.

Hearing that there will be a 4 X 4 Adventure off-road event and being asked to attend the track, Habib Hadi admitted that his adrenaline was encouraged. “I have imagined what it would be like to hit a turbolar car with a Cherokee engine and cross the track which is certainly very challenging. And, indeed I want to try,” said Habib Hadi – his familiar greeting – at the opening remarks.

This 4 X 4 adventure Off-road starts from April 19-21. With a distance of 35-40 kilometers, start – the finish is at the BJBR, the event aims to promote tourism by introducing tourist attractions and natural beauty in the city to the people of East Java as well as accommodating off-road sports towards the positive according to security standards and applicable regulations.

“Providing and presenting entertainment for the people of Probolinggo, as well as establishing close cooperation with various parties to develop regional and national off-road sports,” said Chair of the Off-road Committee, Mehdimsareza.

Meanwhile, Habib Hadi said, off-road is one of the tourism promotion sites in Probolinggo City, although it does not have much natural tourism. However, the Probolinggo Municipality will always strive to create a tourist event so that more tourists will visit the city.

“This event can also increase a sense of love and nationalism, and strengthen the bonds of unity among the nation’s off-road lovers. Hopefully, in the future, off-road events can become an annual agenda of the city,” hoped Habib Hadi.

“Keep Safety First, prioritize safety, prepare all equipment in accordance with the standards. Look at the track and danger signs. And, hopefully, this event can run smoothly and successfully until it is finished,” ordered Habib Hadi.

On that occasion, Habib Hadi did not want to miss participating in the off-road event. He also took part in riding a Land Cruiser from BJBR to one of the terrains in Purut Village, Lumbang, Probolinggo Regency. At that location, Habib Hadi ran off-road using a turbolar car. He kept his promise and triggered adrenaline in the midst of his busy life with government affairs and society.

About 30 minutes off-road ride, the mayor finally returned to the gathering point. There was a personal impression felt by Habib Hadi after going down to the extreme lane. He said, there was a feeling of fear and panic when he saw extreme terrain. “But with courage and determination, I can go through it. It takes courage and accuracy in making decisions in every action (across the path),” he said.

Habib Hadi also supports these positive activities to continue to be developed. With the potential and skills of the participants, they can be involved to reach the disaster area.

The off-road route from BJBR goes to Pilang – Triwung (Terminal) – Muneng (Probolinggo Regency) – Sumberkare (Probolinggo Regency) – Purut Village (Lumbang, Probolinggo Regency) – returns to Boto – Patalan – Muneng – ends at BJBR.