SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “HESARGHATTA” | INTERMEDIATE

Balakrishna Bhat Bike Routes, Events

Elevation Gain:646m Distance: 66.21km Ride time: 3-4 hours Route profile: Flats Road quality: Smooth tarmac Traffic Level: Moderate. Traffic free scenic route on the return too. Strava Route – Hesarghatta One of the flattest routes in our list with an elevation gain of less than 700m. This route will take you through the centre of the city in the early …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “TK FALLS” | INTERMEDIATE

Balakrishna Bhat Bike Routes, BOTS Guides, BOTS News, Events, Ride Leadership Program

Elevation Gain: 616m Distance: 51.41km Ride time: 3 hours Route profile: Primarily descents Road quality: Smooth tarmac; 1.2 kms of rough patch Traffic Level: Low Strava Route – TK Falls TK falls or Thottikallu falls are on the same route as Muninagara dam for the most part. The only difference is that you need to turn right just before Thattaguppe …

BREVET FUNDAMENTALS – A GUIDE TO RANDONNEURING IN INDIA

Chintan Dhandha BOTS Guides, Events, Meta, Tips & Tricks, Women

You’ve probably come across the terms “Brevet” and “Randonneuring” through your friends. Passionate endurance cyclists will know these terms for sure. The constant need to push limits and break boundaries has lead to the birth and popularity of the endurance sport of Randonneuring. WHAT IS RANDONNEURING? Randonneuring is a long-distance (greater than 200km) cycling event where riders aim to complete …

TOP 5 TRIATHLON EVENTS IN INDIA IN 2020

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Events, Triathlon

Triathlon events are aplenty in India this year – great for anyone looking to start off their Triathlon journey in 2020. So those of you clueless about triathlons, a triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous sequential races. These races are of the endurance type – pushing athletes far beyond their comfort zones. Triathlons include Swimming, Cycling, and Running …

TOP INDIAN TRIATHLON EVENTS IN 2020

Shaun George Events, Triathlon

The Triathlon fever has rapidly spread amongst Indian athletes and it’s great to see our riders enthusiastically taking their training to the next level to participate in local and international events. Triathlon events are gaining popularity in India with good levels of participation and we’re stoked to see over 15 tri events on the 2020 calendar as of now. We …

START LINE SUPPORT IN 2019

Rohan Kini Events, Mechanics, Racing, Startline Support

Not being able to ride or race at an event because of mechanical issues is always disappointing. We decided to solve this problem. Creating more riding opportunities has always been one of our pillars at BUMSONTHESADDLE and providing neutral support at events was right up the alley! BUMSONTHESADDLE Start Line Support is an initiative to provide kick-ass technical support to …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “THE PAINFULLY BLISSFUL BANNERGHATTA” | ADVANCED

Shaun George Bike Routes, Events

Elevation Gain: 885m Distance: 102.80km Ride time: 4-5 hours Route profile: Rolling Road quality: Smooth tarmac with the occasional broken patches Traffic Level: Moderate. Traffic levels increase in Bangalore on the way back. Est. Moving Time 4:15:22 A calm and scenic ride through the countryside – once you get out of the city limits; freshly laid tarmac and gradual curves, good …

201904 - TOP 5 triathlon events in India | BUMSONTHESADDLE

TOP 5 TRIATHLON EVENTS IN INDIA IN 2019

Rohan Kini Events, Triathlon

A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous sequential races. The event is mostly of the endurance kind with long distances that allows athletes to push their ability to the max. Check out our post – Introduction to the Sport of Triathlon – to understand the basics of this exciting endurance sport that’s growing steadily in India. There are …

20190118 - BOTS EXPERT SERIES | PARIS-BREST-PARIS WITH ANCIEN ASHOK THIRUVENGADAM

BOTS EXPERT SERIES | PARIS-BREST-PARIS WITH ANCIEN ASHOK THIRUVENGADAM

Rupert Fernandes Events

We have Ashok Thiruvengadam gracing the BOTS Expert Series at the bike shop this Sunday to share his journey of picking up a bike from us almost a decade back to how he rode one of the most celebrated long distance rides on the planet – The Paris-Brest-Paris. The BOTS Expert Series are sessions aimed to bring cyclists and experts …

EVENT REPORT | PROVIDING START LINE SUPPORT AT THE KRISHNAGIRI 200 KM BREVET

Rupert Fernandes Events

200 KM KRISHNAGIRI BREVET Time Allotted – 13 hours Distance – 200km A 200km ride marks the beginning of the journey of an endurance rider. Randonneuring is an extremely popular sport in India with Brevets in multiple cities across the country running well-organized events with 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km & even 1000km rides allowing riders to push their physical abilities …