A non-profit organisation, Ride A Cycle Foundation aka. RACF, since its inception in 2008, is dedicated towards the idea of making cycling a cool thing. Cycling is cost effective and environmental friendly and thus they want to create more cyclists and bring more cycles on the road through various programs. They promote cycling and helps the government to create infrastructure conducive to cycling.
They have various incentives like 'Namma Cycle' which is cycle sharing system within Bangalore and 'Cycle Recycle' program which helps in distributing free cycles to needy and deserving students. RACF also encourages and support Cycle-activities and Cycling communities, and actively engages with Urban bodies involved in planning, about inclusion of cycling in Urban planning and street design.
RCAF also conducts the largest cycling event in India called 'The Tour of Nilgiris'. Now in its 9th edition, the tour spans through three states of South India: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Covering an area of 800+ kilometers, the trail goes through three wildlife sanctuaries of Nagarhole in Karnataka, Wayanad in Kerala and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu.