what we have done

Safe Road for Kids:
14th Nov 2009
What: Transport Dept. Govt of Karnataka is organizing a programme “Safe Road for Kids” to discuss the mobility issues faced by children in association with RideACycle Foundation on the occasion of Childrens Day.

Where: JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar, Bangalore

When: 14th Nov, 2009 Childrens Day.

For whom: Policy makers, students, school administrators and citizens

Entry: Open to all. No entry fee.

RSVP: contact@rideacycle.org

RAC-F helps organize a bike workshop at Symbiosis Campus

31st July 2009

RideACycle Foundation along with the bikers from Bangalore Bikers Club with support from Decathalon Stores, Wheelsports & Bums on the Saddle helped organize a biking workshop at Symbiosis Campus at Electronics City. This was done in collaboration with the Social Responsibility Committee – team ‘Dayitva’ at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM). Find the detailed report on Citizen Matters.


RAC-F Donates cycles to school children in Bangalore

02nd July 2009

RideACycle Foundation donated 12 bicycles, to students of Deeksha PU college, Bangalore who are under the education support programme by Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) and another cycle to a student under the India Literacy Project (ILP).

The cycles were handed over in a function organized at the Mahatma School in J P Nagar, Bangalore on Saturday 02nd July 2009. Ms. Garima Varma, Head of Fidelity Cares and corporate communication graced the occasion as the chief guest. In her address she encouraged the students to dream higher and aspire for doing greater things in life. Mr. Naresh Bala the co-ordinator from SVYM, Mr. Udayakumar, Prinicipal of Deeksha College, Mr. Nagaraj Rao, staff SVYM were also present. Ms. Garima Varma and Mr. Ravi Ranjan, managing Trustee of RideAcycle Foundation handed over the bicycles to the students. Ravi Ranjan, remarked “We hope to not only promote cycling through our activities but also ensure that deserving school students have access to their own transport — giving them a better chance to improve upon their academics as access to school becomes easier.”

BSA Hercules Duathlon 2009:

When: 14 June 2009

Where: Sarjapuir-Varthur Road, Bangalore

Website: http://www.bsaherculesduathlon.com/

The format of the BSA Hercules Duathlon is unique. It is a first-of-its-kind, run+cycle event in the country. Runners for Life has organizeed the event in partnership with RideACycle Foundation.

Bangalore Cycling Workshop:

When: 31 Jan 2009

Where: KSRTC, Central Office, KH Double Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore

Entry: Open to all. No entry fee.

RSVP: contact@rideacycle.org

See the workshop plan, agenda and related details

The objectives and goals of the workshop are to:

The objectives and goals of the workshop are to:

  1. Understand the current International and Indian discourses on cycling friendly cities in order to formulate a base awareness of the issues involved, among the various stakeholders
  2. To reach an informed consensus together with all stakeholders as to what approach would work best for the city of Bangalore
  3. To formulate a base structure for capacity building of the city of Bangalore and outline a plan for inputs needed to make the city self-sufficient to implement plans on cycle inclusive transport systems.
  4. To put together an action plan that will identify both short term and long term plans such as, demonstration projects with implementation timeline and get commitment from the stakeholders to their roles in its implementation. The action plan will also identify long term needs such as, Bangalore Cycle Master Plan, Institutional Arrangements, and Capacity Building.

RideACycle Foundation requests you to participate in the workshop and help in planning towards making Bangalore a Cycling friendly city.

Tour of Nilgiris 2008:

A 7-day, 919 km ride across the Nilgiris covering the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu between 25 December 2008 and 1 January 2009.

Route: Bangalore> Maddur> Mysore> Somwarpet> Mercara(Coorg)> Virajpet> Sultan Batheri> Gudlur> Ooty> Coonoor> Kotagiri> Ooty> Sigurghat> Masinagudi> Bandipur>Gundalpet> Mysore > Maddur> Bangalore

Purpose and goal: To encourage the young to opt for a bicycle as a means of transport through a challenging, inspiring but fun event

Visit the Tour of Nilgiris 2008 website