Its not only running which is really taking off in India, Cycling is not far behind. There are now many established cycling events in India, including the Himachal MTB (Sep 26 – Oct 6, 2009), the Tour of Nilgiris (Dec 15 – Dec 23, 2009), and then the recently organized and very successful BSA Hercules Duathlon in Bangalore, so its not a surprise to see more new cycling events being added to the roster.
- Elite Ride – 50KM : For professional riders
- Amateur Ride – 50KM : For aspiring cyclists
- Teen Ride – 5KM : 13-17 years age group
- Fun Ride – 2KM : For kids, 8-12 years
- Green Ride – 25KM : for the environment
- Corporate Team Ride – 25KM :
- The 10K – another aspiring cyclist run
Here’s more from the organizers about the event.
Bengaluru is a foremost cycle friendly city with its pleasant climate, encourages experiencing outdoors. Inviting all Bangaloreans to enjoy the spirit of cycling, the BSA Hercules Cyclothon Bengaluru 09 promises to change the pulse of the city to promote cycling. The BSA Hercules Cyclothon offers a great opportunity to all cycling enthusiasts from Bangalore and around the country. The event is expected to attract over 7000 cycling enthusiasts from Bangalore and other cities.
The race will be flagged-off from Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) and will proceed through the length of the NICE Corridor and finally move on to Bannerghatta to conclude at BIEC. For those enthusiastic participants from outside Bangalore who would like to take part in the BSA Hercules Cyclothon, TI Cycles of India will be renting around 1500 bicycles on a first come – first serve basis.
The registration forms for the race are available at several outlets across the city. The forms are also available online at http://BSAherculescyclothon.in.com. The registration fee is Rs.120 for the elite and amateur race, for corporate team race Rs.170, Teens Ride at Rs. 120 and fun ride at Rs. 170 and Green Ride at Rs. 120