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Bangalore Brevets launch ride, Dec 5

The launch of the Bangalore Brevets ride will happen on Sunday, December 5. This is a launch ride for a series of brevet rides that will be held in the city next year as qualifiers to the prestigious Paris-Brest-Paris event. More details are here: http://www.bangalorebrevets.in

The event is expected to see nearly 200 cyclists gather to do distances between 50-200 kms! The participants are given 13.5 hours to complete the whole distance of 200kms. There will be time stations along the way, but the ride is going to be self supported. This means that participants will have to take care of their food, water and other needs on the way by themselves – making this event more challenging!

The route is on Airport road, starting from Cubbon Park. It’s going to be a collective mileage of 25,000 Kms that will be logged in, which is more than 60% of equator! (And 8 times Kashmir-Kanyakumari!). This is going to be a totally voluntary effort, run by the very enthusiastic cycling community of Bangalore, comprising of members of Bums on the Saddle, a vibrant initiative to bring about a cycling revolution in the city and Cleated Warriors, a team that is made up of like-minded folks who are passionate about cycling.

So if you’re interested in cycling and want to give this a go, be there on Sunday at Cubbon Park! Remember that you can do smaller distances too if you don’t feel upto the 200k!

More information: http://www.bangalorebrevets.in/LaunchRide.htm

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