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 …

HELLO FROM SHAUN GEORGE

Shaun George BOTS News

Hi, I’m Shaun! A student, keen photographer and a passionate cyclist. My love for cycling picked up at a very young age. When I was about 3-4 years old I got my first bicycle. It had a flashy paint job and those trainer wheels to keep me balanced. I had fond memories with that bike. I went everywhere with it …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – THE BORDER – 100 MILER

Balakrishna Bhat Bike Routes, BOTS News, Reviews, Ride Leadership Program, Tips & Tricks

Elevation Gain: 1,558m Distance: 166.81km Ride time: 5-6 hours Route profile: Rolling Road quality: Smooth tarmac; ocassional bad patches Traffic Level: Low Strava Route – 100 miler Our very first 100 miler had to be exciting, challenging and scenic at the same time to encourage people to get into brevets. Thally lake on the other side of the state border …

HOW TO CHOOSE HANDLEBAR TAPE – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

Comfort is key, and as cyclists, we know that all too well. On your bike, you have three primary touchpoints, the saddle, handlebar, and the pedals. Handlebar tape serves as the interface for a critical contact point on the bike, yet it is often overlooked. Too often riders can be seen with dirty, half-torn, improperly taped bartape on their bikes. …

HOW TO FIX PUNCTURES

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

One of the many skills you develop as a cyclist is the ability to fix punctures. Ask any experienced cyclist and they’ll tell you that punctures are only a minor inconvenience faced by riders. Punctures are inevitable, and are bound to take place at some point in time. Puncture fixing as a skill seems intimidating but is actually very easy …

TOP 5 REASONS TO WEAR CYCLING GLOVES

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

By now you’ve probably seen a lot of cyclists with jazzy, colorful gloves. What’s with that? Obviously, comfort right? There’s more to it than just comfort. Bike gloves provide a lot more to the rider than what’s visible. Apart from looking cool, bike gloves also serve multiple functions. We’re going to tell you the top five reasons as to why …