If youÛªre a cyclist in Bengaluru, unless youÛªve been living under a rock, you already know that the first ever Cycle Day in Bangalore has made quite the noise in the city (No Diwali puns here).
Last Sunday, October 27th 2013, saw over 1200 cyclists show up at Cubbon Park to show their support to promote cycling as a culture, a clean mode of transport or even a way of life. This included riders of all age groups right from 6 years up to 80 year olds. Just by taking into account the participation and involvement, the event was a massive success. All thanks to some fantastic work by the cycling communities and NGOs involved. In fact, the organisers had only expected a few hundreds of cyclists.
It gets better. There are already plans for future events to promote cycling in different circles and communities. A School Cycle Day and Office Cycle Day that will focus primarily on school children and office goers are in the books as well.
The Chief Guest for the Feel Bengaluru event was the Mayor of Bangalore, BS Satyanarayana. The Mayor, who flagged off the event, also inaugurated a new cycle stand at Cubbon Park following which he went on to complete a 1 Km ceremonial ride around the park.åÊ The Mayor believes that cycling is a very healthy practice and has promised to be a more vital part of the next Cycle Day by getting the corporation more involved.
The next Cycle Day event is on the 24th of November and the venue/start point will be decided soon.
Update: The next Cycle Day will happen at Cubbon Park again on the 24th of November. Click here to check out the Facebook event for more details.åÊ
The ChooseMyBicycle team will be at the event as well and we'll be ready to take any cycling related questions you might have.åÊ