May is an exciting month! As a company we have decided to stay a lot more connected, share more awesome cycling and work harder on inspiring our fans to ride their bikes. Also ride a lot more as a company.
Going forward, you can find ALL cycling events that we conduct on our events page – http://bumsonthesaddle.com/events
Our weekly rides are designed for individuals of all skill levels. Our ride leaders are knowledgeable, personable, and care about helping you achieve your riding goals.
SATURDAY TRAIL RIDES
All Saturdays (6AM) – kick off from the Specialized Concept Store
We will be hitting trails every Saturday. A suspension on your bicycle is recommended, mountain bikes preferred. Always Want to give mountain biking a shot? Here’s an opportunity to explore and learn from more experienced mountain bikers.
SUNDAY ROAD RIDES
All Sundays (6AM) – kick off from the Specialized Concept Store
We’re hitting Tarmac on ALL Sundays. A majority of interior rural roads, we aim to cover about 65kms up & down. Road (or Hybrid) bikes recommended. Mountain Bikers are welcome to suffer too :)
BREAKFAST RIDE – kick off from BOTS Jayanagar
Sunday, 7 May (7:30AM)
Sunday, 21 May (7:30AM)
A casual city ride to enjoy the joy of cycling! Suitable for beginners. All non-motorised wheels are welcome.
Remember, Helmets MUST for all riding!
ps: we’re constantly on the lookout for ride leaders, energetic happy folks who are keen to increase the cycling population in the city by helping grow quality ride opportunities in Bangalore city. Keen to join us? Let us know! We need you!
OTHER EXCITING EVENTS
BOTS EXPERT SERIES: RIDING THE PARIS ROUBAIX
Sunday, 7 May (5:30PM) – Specialized Concept Store, Infantry Road
A fantastic opportunity to meet Vivek Radhakrishnan and hear about everything that transpired leading up to him finishing the 2017 Paris Roubaix Challenge – his training, nutrition and strategy to tackle the roughest cobbles on the Pro racing circuit.
BERGAMANIA WEEKEND – RE-LAUNCHING THE BERGAMONT BRAND
Saturday, 13 May (6:30AM) – MTB demo rides inside Turahalli forest followed by breakfast and brand launch at BOTS Jayanagar
Sunday, 14 May (10:30AM) – Demo rides of all Bergamont bicycles
Yup, the awesome German brand is back and with a bang! Awesome bikes and some truly kick-ass pricing.
BASIC BIKE MECHANICS WORKSHOP
20 May, Saturday (11AM) – BOTS Jayanagar
21 May, Sunday (3-4:30PM) – Specialized Concept Store, Infantry Road
These sessions teach you the basics on bicycle ownership. We’ve been running them free of cost for years to ensure the cycling community in Bangalore comes across as the smartest cyclists in the country! Folks love it and we would love to share this with every single biker in the city. Share the word! Its free and its awesome.
ADVANCE BIKE MECHANICS WORKSHOP
14 May, Sunday (3-4:30PM) – Specialized Concept Store, Infantry Road
27 May, Saturday (11-12:30PM) – BOTS Jayanagar
28 May, Sunday (3-4:30PM) – Specialized Concept Store, Infantry Road
The Advanced Bike Mechanics workshops are technical sessions that teaches mechanical fundamentals of bicycle repair for home maintenance of your bicycle. Learn to think and operate like a bicycle mechanic! Must attend for anyone keen to do some DIY maintenance on their bikes
28 May, Sunday (8PM) – BOTS Jayanagar
Casual get together to watch a cycling movie! These are typically BYOB and generally quite not-so-boisterous. Always nice to share a slice of cycling happening elsewhere in the world.
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING
I love riding my bike. Whether it’s a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service.
I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling.
DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all
CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original
DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix
OTHER PASSIONS: Technology, Photography, Baking, Travel, and Reading