Cycling is a heavenly experience when it comes to the city beautiful. Not only are there many bike shops and bike clubs, but the weather is also absolutely perfect in the early mornings. There’s so much to do in the city, and biking is one of the best ways to travel.
A premier hotel in Bangalore will even offer you a bike to traverse the city if you’re interested. It’s a great way to get to know Bangalore, even if you haven’t been here before.
Start with a bike shop
You should check out any of the local Decathlon, Pro Cycle, or R.R. Cycles shops nearby. They tend to have some good deals on renting or buying a new cycle. They have a lot of options for savvy cyclist who understand the difference between quality and flair.
Some of the off-roading bikes have lighter tires and bodies. The ones used for city traversing have thicker tires to carry the load. You should conduct some preliminary research before picking the right one for you. Mountain, hybrid and road bikes offer different levels of experience to the cyclist.
Planning your cycling trip
There are many options to choose from when it comes to cycling. You can either wish to traverse the city centers, with its shopping districts and malls or go towards the outskirts towards nature. Every traveler has their own sense of adventure, and cycling is a great way to explore that.
You can also go outside the city and cycle towards Nandi Hills or Big Banyan Tree. It’s all about the kind of adventure you need and how well you plan it. Some of the best hotels to stay in Bangalore, like The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, have a great concierge team that can guide you on the best trails to visit.
Hesaraghatta (40km), TG (Tippagonda) Halli (60km, Savandurga (120km), and Nandhi Hills (120km) are some of the best trails to hit up if you’re an avid cyclist. These can get challenging sometimes but they’re some of the best in the region.
If you’re not an experienced cyclist, it is recommended you do a bit of training to boost stamina and endurance. Consider investing in cycling tools and accessories to help with training. It helps if you have goals so you can measure your progress as it helps determine if you can go long distances and are road-ready with your bike.
The local parks and cycling events
There are many cool ways of checking out Bangalore, one of them being via cycling. Ulsoor Lake is one such beauty, which can be explored best via bicycles. The Hennur Bamboo Forest is another gorgeous trail to explore if you’re an avid rider. Many of these zones are populated at night, making the morning trails perfect to traverse through.
The city’s green initiatives have opened it up to green events and cycling meetups. There are many clubs, events, and groups that participate in these activities. That’s why it’s so much fun to join in and explore the city like never before.