The twaah! Long rides are, as the name says, longish (50 - 70 km) group cycle rides, for intermediate level riders and above. These rides will help riders trying to increase their ride distances/stamina. The routes selected may have some elevation/traffic and are organized without a support vehicle. The rides are usually to a few scenic locations on the outskirts of Bangalore & include a vegetarian breakfast. Do get in touch with the organizer for the destination and route map for this week's ride.
(For shorter cycle rides, check out twaah! FUN rides & for longer rides, check out twaah! ENDURANCE rides.)
For whom is a twaah! Long Ride?
Cyclists who are 18 years and above.
Intermediate riders and above.
Cyclists looking forward to a fun group ride on weekend mornings. .
Also experienced cyclists, who are comfortable riding slow/guiding new cyclists.
What is the schedule for twaah! Long Rides?
twaah! rides, start at Silk Board. (usually before 6:00 AM based on the distance of the trip)
Additional start points may be added a day before, based on registered participants locations.
Start time for such start points (if any) will be intimated to registered participants only.
Pre-fixed break-points along the destination and route will be shared with participants, one day before the ride.
The breakfast point will be decided based on the direction/destination of the ride.
Ride to get over in around 5 hours (by around 11:00 AM) barring external eventualities.
What to expect during the ride?
Registered participants may be added to twaah! WhatsApp and Strava group.
Briefing on pre-ride preparations, start timings, additional start points, destination, rest-points, breakfast points, etc. will happen one day, before the ride.
As the distance to be covered is more, traffic may be encountered on the return journey.
Breakfast/Brunch will be vegetarian and based on ride requirements for the body.
Let's not carry nor throw-away any plastic waste during the ride.
Last but definitely not least, please bring cycling helmets. Note: we are very concerned about your head :)
Rs. 500/- per person
Inclusions: Guided Cycle ride, Breakfast, Completion Certificate with distance, Munchies, and Hydration
Exclusions: Cycle rental, Support Vehicle, Lunch or any other expenses.
Cycle rentals: Branded, geared, hybrid cycles (incl. Bianchi / Cannondale / Btwin etc.) suitable for the participant's height/body type can be arranged via 3rd party vendor at Rs 450/- per participant - on or before the previous Thursday of the ride. The cycle can be collected from near Silk Board on the evening before the ride and returnable immediately after the ride.
We can collect the cycle for you and deliver on the morning of the ride, upon receiving the cycle rental amount of Rs. 450 + transportation charge of Rs.50
90% cash back on cancellation of the ride by Thursday 9:00 PM
50% cash back on cancellation after Thursday 9:00 PM
Cancellations not applicable for cycle rental or transportation charges. (As cycle rentals are from 3rd party vendor.)
The decision of the lead rider is final during the ride as it's his/her responsibility to ensure the safety of all.
In case of extreme situations like a personal emergency or total cycle breakdown etc. during the ride, we'll help the participant + cycle to get back to start destination (as fast & as much as possible), but the cost incurred for the same will be borne by the participant.
In case the ride gets postponed/delayed etc. because of natural calamities or conditions beyond the control of the organizer, participants can select a replacement ride date on any subsequent weekend.
Two Wheels And A Handlebar
twaah! aims to play a big role in mobilizing cyclists in our city. To achieve this, twaah! plans to work with cyclists, housing societies, companies, and other institutions to bring an active lifestyle change in the way people commute. The aim of twaah! It is to get 10,000 new cyclists on our roads.