CENTRAL BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “LUNGS OF THE CITY” CUBBON PARK

Distance: 15KM Estimated Time To Complete: 1 hour Route Profile: Flat Road Quality: Good Roads Traffic Level: High traffic on main roads. No automobile traffic inside Cubbon Park (Mon-Sat/5-8AM, Sun/Full Day) Strava Route Link: www.strava.com/routes/14228331 The route provided start from Jayanagar. But, since Cubbon park is right at the center of the city, it is […]

SEPTEMBER CYCLING EVENTS IN BANGALORE

We’re nurturing our events page (bumsonthesaddle.com/events) to track and share all cycling events and rides in Bangalore to ensure riding miles are even simpler to achieve. Keen to have your event shared with the Bangalore cycling community? Let us know! As a cyclist, completing your first 100km ride is always an exciting achievement. We’re super […]

JUNE CYCLING EVENTS IN BANGALORE

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Sign up for rides on our website or Facebook June is awesome – fantastic weather for riding! And we have an event packed month to help you enjoy it to the fullest. Head over to our events page (website / Facebook) and sign up for events to stay current on what’s happening. We’re nurturing our […]

CYCLING TO WORK: COMMUTER PROFILE – GANAPATHY SUBRAMANIAN

We love bicycles, and at BUMSONTHESADDLE we aim to share this passion with as many people as possible. Biking to Work can be one of the simplest things most Bangaloreans can do to kick off a fantastic day. The BOTS “Wheels of Change” project aims to get more people biking to work via corporate workshops, partnerships, events […]

INDTRODUCING: BUMSONTHESADDLE PERFORMANCE ROAD COACHING PROGRAM

If you have been riding your bicycle for over a year, we are sure your thought will be at getting into training or coaching to improve your cadence / average speed / climb timings on our pilgrimage Nandi hills or the deadly kalhatti climb / ability to sprint faster — If have you not been thinking so, […]

BOTS RANDONNEURING GUIDE – HOW TO GEAR UP FOR A BREVET

Brevets (long-distance endurance cycling events of 200/300/400/600 kilometers that are supposed to be completed in a stipulated time) have caught the fancy of cyclists across India. With various randonneuring clubs in different parts of the country and with spirited participation from a handful of Indian cyclists in the recently concluded Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, there seems to be […]

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE HANDLEBARS – BUYERS GUIDE

The main function of a handlebar is to provide support to the rider and to enable the rider to maneuver the bike. Handlebar design, dimensions, and geometry play a huge part not only in determining how your bike handles but also in how well it fits you. Designers make the most out of mordern technology […]

BIKE REVIEW – BERGAMONT HELIX 4.0 (2015) HYBRID BIKE

“With the growing popularity of two-wheeled commuting and increasing enthusiasm for hitting the trails on the weekend, Bergamont’s Helix 4.0 is a great bike for both that and beyond” My name is Kanth, Prem Kanth! I’ve been commuting by bicycle for the most part of my life. Commuters go through lots of obstacles on their […]

#BOTSWOMEN‬ – THE KICKOFF RIDE TO GET MORE WOMEN CYCLING

#BOTSWOMEN With the number of women working at BUMSONTHESADDLE, we have always been toying with the idea of women focussed initiatives to encourage more women to ride across the country. We rode 14.7 kms this morning and finished off the ride with some ultra thin idli’s! We will be riding alternate Saturday’s. Stay tuned to […]

THE ‘URBAN COMMUTE’ QUANDARY – FIXIE INDIA

Like most things in life, simplicity brings a certain comfort and happiness. Why over-complicate? I think this is so applicable for urban cycling. In answer to the question ‘are single speed bikes good?’ I say why pay for lots of gears if you don’t use them? In cities, for commuting or just getting around town, […]