Cycling for a better planet
This Sunday, cyclists will be in for a pleasant surprise at Lalbagh, South Gate – in the form of secure bicycle parking stations. This is the first of many such bicycle parking stations that we shall soon see in Jayanagar, Bangalore. The project would not have been possible without the support of Bharathi Cement who have sponsored the racks, and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for providing the space for the racks. We have organized a small event and a ride to celebrate this event. Where: Lalbagh South Gate, Siddapura Road When: 8:30 am to 9:00 am, 10-July, Sunday Here’s the invitation. Come all and spread the word.Read More
Ride a Cycle Foundation is glad to announce the following events which will take cycling to new heights in Indian Cities.
It actually started with a simple mail to Joint Secretary and Director Urban Transport, saying that he spends his time only with BMTC and Metro People on all his visits to Bangalore, whereas it is the cyclists of Bangalore who are faster than Metro and BMTC.
Sri SK Lohia, Director Urban Transport, GOI was kind enough to consider our request and is going to bicycle with us and also inaugurate the Photo Exhibition @ Newly Opened BumsOnTheSaddle Store.
He will also share his vision of making Indian Cities Bicycle Friendly.
Read here about SK Lohia’s adventures with cycling to work.
Bicycle Photons – A Photo Exhibition of High Speed Bicyclists of Bangalore.
RACF with Support from BOTS is organizing this Photo Exhibition featured around Cyclists of Bangalore. Action from various events such as Bangalore Bicycling Championships (BBCh), Bangalore Brevets, Tour of Nilgiris (TFN), etc. will be on display.
Photographers: Brijesh, Neeta Shankar and more
Program Schedule for the events on 25-June-2011 (Saturday morning)
|8:15 AM||Bicycle Photons – A Photo Exhibition of High Speed Bicyclists of Bangalore.
Venue : BumsOnTheSaddle Store, Opp. MES High School Grounds
#301/C, Ground Floor
35 Cross, 9 Main, 4 Block
Jayanagar. Bangalore – 560011
|Inauguration by Sri SK Lohia, Director, Urban Transport, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India.|
|8:30 AM -
|Cycling around Jayanagar||Participants: Sri SK Lohia, Commissioner, BBMP, Commissioner, Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Chief Engineer BBMP,|
|9:15AM||Press Conference @ Meeting Room
BBMP Jayanagar Zonal Office,
Jayanagar 2nd Block. 9th Main Road – Opposite Municipal Park.
|BBMP officials will brief about the cycle initiatives for Bangalore. DULT Commissioner will brief about the bicycle initiatives for Karnataka.
Sri SK Lohia will brief about the Bicycle Initiatives for Govt of India. Plan for Bicycle Sharing in Indian cities.
The RideACycle Foundation wants to encourage cycling – as a form of recreation, sport and as a means to commute to work. One day it hopes to design fundraisers through cycling for a variety of charities.
The RideACycle Foundation will lobby for the rights of cyclists and for laws that offer protection to cyclists through dedicated cycling lanes as well as through support for safety regulations. We hope to work with the government administration to bring about change aimed at encouraging cycling in our cities.
Amongst the activities the foundation plans to undertake are several fun events like a cycle treasure hunt, off road rides for children, dirt track races, and bicycle maintenance workshops.
However, one of the first campaigns that the RideACycle Foundation will undertake is promoting responsible and safe behaviour within the cycling community.