The Bike Affair is a Bicycle Store Run by bicyclists. Many of us ride every day to work, or to train. Our busy schedule during the week may not allow us to meet other riders, except at the store. But when the weekend arrives, we look forward to seeing and riding with you all, exploring new routes or just going hard at one of the regular routes.
For details on upcoming rides and workshops, keep an eye here : Upcoming events
If you would like to be notified about the events over email/texts, you can register here : Event Notification Form
Saturday Lesire Ride - Newbee Alert :
The Saturday Leisure rides are fun rides to encourage new riders. The distance is generally lesser than 30 km. The focus is less on speed or distance and more on meeting like-minded folks and having a good time together.
Where do we ride? We don't like going to the same places every week, which means we take different routes and ride to different locations. Ameenpur Lake, KBR Park, Golkonda Fort, Gandipet Lake, Old City are some of the popular places we go riding to.
Route: Is either flat or has minimal climbs.
Distance: Around 25-30 km
Pace: Around 15-18 km/h
Starts From: TBA, Kondapur @ 5.30-6.00 am (the start time changes based on the season)
Sunday Long Ride – The weekly addiction :
This ride is aimed at building endurance. One can also be part of it to explore new places or enjoy a weekly dose of addiction.
Where do we ride? The route keeps changing though some of the popular roads include Shankarpally Road, Vikarabad Road, Medak Road and Nagpur Highway. At times this ride also gets converted into a 2-day ride where we ride on Saturday, stay back at some place and then ride back on Sunday.
Distance: 70-120 km
Pace: 20-25 km/hour
Starts From: IIIT junction or TBA, Kondapur. Start time depends on the season.
Trail Rides – A dose of Adventure :
Beware, these can be addictive. Its lot of fun going down a hill or ripping through some twisting trail. An additional bonus is the sheer joy of being amidst nature. Scheduling is adhoc, and is generally once a month.
Where do we ride? Narsapur Forests, Anathgiri Hills, Pargi Hills
Route: Forest trails.
Starts From: TBA
Tuesday Training Ride - The Workout :
The Tuesday Training Rides are designed to make you stronger and faster.
Where do we ride? We generally ride on Old Mumbai highway or one of the nearby hills ( usually movie towers or Whisper valley) depending on the training drill that day.
Route: Depends on the training plan for that day
Distance: Time based. 90 min usually
Difficulty: Guess ? Hint : Ride is usually led by Sampath :)
Starts From: Alwyn junction or IIIT, @ 5.30 am