REVIEW – MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILL BUILDER WORKSHOP

MTB Workshop - Bangalore | BUMSONTHESADDLE

Mountain biking is by far one of the most fun disciplines within the vast world of cycling. Mountain bikes also happen to be the most commonly owned types of bikes around these days. Perhaps it has something to do with the sheer joy of riding your bicycle in challenging terrain. Or maybe people prefer these […]

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “HESARGHATTA” | INTERMEDIATE

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 […]

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “TK FALLS” | INTERMEDIATE

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 […]

BREVET FUNDAMENTALS – A GUIDE TO RANDONNEURING IN INDIA

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 […]

TOP 5 TRIATHLON EVENTS IN INDIA IN 2020

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 […]

TOP INDIAN TRIATHLON EVENTS IN 2020

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 […]

START LINE SUPPORT IN 2019

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 […]

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

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 […]

TOP 5 TRIATHLON EVENTS IN INDIA IN 2019

201904 - TOP 5 triathlon events in India | BUMSONTHESADDLE

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 […]

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

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

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 […]