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Join us on Facebook

Posted by GCC on November 13, 2015

Meet other Goa cyclists on Facebook

Curdi area, Goa (click to view more photos)

Joe Rodrigues has created a Goa Cycle Club group on Facebook, an online social networking site.  Click the link to join, meet over 300 other Goa cyclists, participate on rides, and view photos.

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Morning fitness rides

Posted by GCC on March 14, 2011

Goa Cycle Club fitness rides 3 mornings a week

Join our fitness rides 3 mornings a week

Regular group cycling three times a week.

  • Where: Cafe Coffee Day, Miramar – opp. bandodkar Samadhi.
  • When: every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Time: 6:50 am, mornings
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: ride for 30 to 45 minutes. Bring your cycle and water to drink. Advisable to wear helmets and sports shoes.

Call Joe on 9822166165 for more information, or visit the Goa Cycle Club on Facebook for ride news

Start pedalling in the cool of the morning, and get fit!

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Sunday Evening Ride – Sun. Jan. 17

Posted by GCC on January 13, 2010

Celebrate the new year cycling under the stars

Goa Cycle Club invites you to join our first ever evening group ride. It’s a relaxing ride starting at the Goa Science Centre in Miramar and via Dona Paula to Goa University and down back via Taleigao to Miramar.

Bring a friend (or two) to pedal Panjim’s streets in the safety of a group. Help make Goa green, bicycle-friendly, reduce motorised traffic and traffic jams and reduce emissions.

Come friends, neighbours, office mates, relatives, kids, adults, everyone welcome, free admission, join the fun!

Important Note: Be sure to to organise lights for your bikes or attach bright torches to the bikes. Also, reflector straps are required. They are safe, inexpensive and not difficult to find. Contact Joe Rodrigues on 9822166165  or send a message by email.

Date: Sunday January 17, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Goa Science Centre   View Map

If you need a cycle, call Elroy Fernandes on 9420252108. Join Goa Cycle Club on Facebook to meet other cyclists and stay up-to-date on cycling activities.

Says Joe Rodrigues on this ride: “Ten riders with cycle lights and reflector belts went night cycling from Miramar to Dona Paula and onto Bambolim and back to Miramar via Taleigao, a distance of 15 kms and really enjoyed the trip.”

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Cycling Fitness Workshop with Brian Sopher – Sat. Jan. 2

Posted by GCC on December 30, 2009

Learn about cycling fitness with a celebrity trainer

Brian Sopher talks to cyclists about equipment and technique

“What kind of cycle should I buy? Does my cycle fit correctly? How can I prevent cycling soreness?”

Attention new, experienced and curious cyclists. Bring your questions, your bicycle and yourself to Panjim, Goa for a rare two-hour session with fitness expert and personal trainer, Brian Sopher.

Mr. Sopher is visiting Goa from Muscat, Oman. There, he runs his own fitness studio and provides personal training to novice cyclists, professional athletes, and even a Bollywood star or two! Sopher participates in road, mountain bike and endurance cycling events and will help you understand everything you need to know to enjoy your cycling experience.

Important Note: Space is limited, so you must register to attend this event. Call Joe Rodrigues on 9822166165 to register or send a message by email.

Date: Saturday January 2, 2010
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
Location: outside Indoor Stadium, Campal (Panjim area), Goa, India  View Map

Bring: Your cycle; wear track or training shoes, shorts or track shorts; and drinking water.

If you need a cycle, call Elroy Fernandes on 9420252108. Join Goa Cycle Club on Facebook to meet other cyclists and stay up-to-date on cycling activities.

Says Brian Sopher on this event: “Workshop went really well, around 15 attended, questions were on bike maintenance, what gears to use for climbing, how to choose the right bike.”

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Goa’s second “Critical Mass” cycle ride – Sat. Nov. 28

Posted by GCC on November 25, 2009

“Bring A Friend” theme for this month’s rally

Join the Nov. 28 Goa Cycle Club Critical Mass

The Critical Mass ride is a monthly celebration of cycling, observed by more than 300 cities around the world.

As the end of the month approaches, Goa Cycle Club invites all community members to bring their cycles and their friends to its second Critical Mass cycle ride. Last month, more than 75 riders from Panjim, Porvorim, Saligao, Vasco, Goa Velha, Siolim and Taleigao participated. Ladies, children and gents, geared and non geared cycles, all were there.

Bring a friend (or two) to pedal Panjim’s streets in the safety of a group. Help make Goa green, bicycle-friendly, reduce motorised traffic and traffic jams and reduce emissions.

Come friends, neighbours, office mates, relatives, kids, adults, everyone welcome, free admission, join the fun!

Date: Saturday November 28, 2009
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Starting point is Campal Football Ground, near Kala Academy  View Map

For more information about this event or Goa Cycle Club, call Joe Rodrigues on 9822166165 or send a message by email. If you need a cycle, call Elroy Fernandes on 9420252108. Join Goa Cycle Club on Facebook to meet other cyclists and stay up-to-date on cycling activities.

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Children’s Day Cycle Rally – Sat. Nov. 14

Posted by GCC on November 3, 2009

Help make Goa a safer place to cycle for children

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Date: Saturday November 14, 2009
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Campal Football Ground (near Kala Academy)

Free T-shirt to participating children!

Join Goa Cycle Club and TI Cycles (makers of Hercules and BSA cycles) for a community-wide Cyclathon. We are looking to have at least 250 cycles on the road that day for the event. Why Children’s Day? Because they are the future and if we have a message  to give our people there is nothing better than passing it on through the children. Moreover we would like to involve the school children and what better day to do that than on Children’s day?

Open to all schoolchildren, can also be accompanied by parents. Route will start at Campal Football Ground (near Kala Academy), continue to Miramar, turn left after Goa Science Centre, round Taleigao High Mast opp. Education Minister’s house and to Miramar Dona Paula highway to Dona Paula and back to The football ground.

WE NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS TO HELP OUT WITH THE EVENT AS WE WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE SCHOOLS AND TELL THEM. THOSE WILLING TO HELP PLEASE CONTACT GOA CYCLE CLUB, SPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS WITH ANY SCHOOLS.

Come friends, neighbours, office mates, relatives, kids, adults, everyone welcome, free admission, join the fun!

For more information about this event or Goa Cycle Club, call Joe Rodrigues on 9822166165 or send a message by email. If you need a cycle, call Elroy Fernandes on 9420252108. Join Goa Cycle Club on Facebook to meet other cyclists and stay up-to-date on cycling activities.

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Goa’s first ever “Critical Mass” cycle ride – Sat. Oct. 31

Posted by GCC on October 28, 2009

Bring your cycle and make history with Goa Cycle Club!

Goa Cycle Club Oct 2009 Critical Mass

Goa's first Critical Mass in Panjim, October 31, 2009

The Critical Mass ride is a celebration of cycling, observed monthly by more than 300 cities around the world. This year, more than 40 members of Goa Cycle Club will ride around Panjim for the state’s first Critical Mass cycle rally. Join Goa Cycle Club and pedal Panjim’s streets in the safety of a group. Help make Goa green, bicycle friendly, reduce motorised traffic and traffic jams and reduce emissions.

Meet at 4:30 at Panjim’s Bandodkar Samadhi opp. CCD Miramar, Campal. Route will turn into St: Inez opp Kala Academy turn left at St Inez 4 crossing onto 18th June Road, past the Mary Immaculate Church down to Rua De Qurem, old Patto Bridge round the Kadamba bus Stand and head back into Panjim via new Patto Bridge, behind old Secretariat onto M.G. Road past Don Bosco School to St Inez , Fire Brigade to Tonca behind Law and Dhempe College to Miramar.

Come friends, neighbours, office mates, relatives, kids, adults, everyone welcome, free admission, join the fun!

Date: Saturday October 31, 2009
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Starting point is Cafe Coffee Day,  Miramar (Bandodkar Samadhi opp. CCD)

For more information about this event or Goa Cycle Club, call Joe Rodrigues on 9822166165 or send a message by email. If you need a cycle, call Elroy Fernandes on 9420252108. Join Goa Cycle Club on Facebook to meet other cyclists and stay up-to-date on cycling activities.

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Goa cycle club Critical Mass 1 posterSays Joe Rodrigues on this ride:

“Critical Mass Goa 1 – the first rally of the Critical Mass in Goa was a huge success with 75 riders from Panjim, Porvorim, Saligao, Vasco, Goa Velha, Siolim and Taleigao. ladies, Children and Gents, geared and non geared cycles, all were there.But whatever, do join in for regular cycling and the next event: Childrens Day Cycle Rally on 14th. Nov.

28th Nov. Critical mass Goa 2.

2nd Dec – Peace ride with International Musician Saskia Laroo in memory of the Mumbai Attacks last year. Also a workshop on Cycling by Mr. Brian Sopher from Muscat in December 2nd week.”

 

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Cycle ride and rally in Panjim – Friday Oct. 2

Posted by GCC on September 23, 2009

Goodbye rains, hello cycle season! Join Goa Cycle Club in a rally around Panjim

Cycle with us from Taleigao link road to Miramar, onto Dona Paula, back to Miramar, Campal and 18th June road and finish off at Azad Maidan. A public event to create the awareness for cycling for health, safety, less vehicular traffic , decongest the roads, reduce pollution, and make Panjim safe for walking and cycling.

Help to declare June 18 car-free day in Panjim – Talk to a Fitness Expert about the correct cycle for you – Learn more about Goa Cycle Club’s social and fitness rides

Come friends, neighbours, office mates, relatives, kids, adults, everyone welcome, free admission, join the fun!

Panjim church, Goa, India (Ulrike Rodrigues)Date: Friday, October 2, 2009
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Location: Starting point is Taleigaon, Panjim

For more information about this event or Goa Cycle Club, call Joe Rodrigues on 9822166165 or send a message by email. If you need a cycle, call Elroy Fernandes on 9420252108.

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Says Joe Rodrigues on this ride:

“It certainly was a rainy morning, in fact it was quite a stormy morning but 29 courageous people came in and we cycled the whole route and it was covered by Prudent network and Goa 365, both local news channels.”

View photos and video of this ride on  Goa Cycle Club’s Facebook page.

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YHAI expeditions include cycling Goa

Posted by GCC on September 20, 2009

Backroad tours target cyclists and activists

YHAI cycle expedition takes an early start out of Assolna, Goa

YHAI cycle expedition takes an early start out of Assolna, Goa (click to view photo gallery)

by Ulrike Rodrigues

Visitors have toured Goa by car, motorbike, bus, boat and train; but now – thanks to the Goa Branch of Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) and Sports Authority of Goa – adventurers and activists can learn about the state’s natural beauty and social issues from the seat of a bicycle.

Says Panjim-based Program Director Manoj Joshi, who added a series of seven-day, 360-kilometre bike expeditions to YHAI’s popular trekking programmes last year, “We wanted to create a tour with the activist in mind. Cycling is a sport for people who have an awareness of environmental and development issues. This expedition shows beaches, nature, and water falls but it also shows how Goa is being deforested; how the greed of the few is displacing families, and the rape of the nature.”

To that end, Joshi and his team volunteered months of their time researching equipment, attractions and routes. In 2008, they provided five groups of twenty cyclists with knapsacks and 24-speed mountain bikes for a circular route that reached as far east as the Karnataka border. Starting from Panjim, youngsters and grandfathers alike pedaled south along the Arabian Sea on Colva-area beaches, east through Balli’s terraced paddy fields and Cavrem’s mining villages; up into the ecologically significant Western Ghat mountains; and then west along the freighter-trafficked Mandovi River past Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and back into Goa’s capital city.

Along the way, cyclists stayed in rooms in Assolna’s sports complex, lodges in Netravali’s Tanshikar Spice Farm, tents near Dudsaghar Falls in Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary, and dorms in Bondla Wildlife Santuary. Extra side trips included Budbudyanchi Talli (Bubbling Lake) at Gopinath Temple; a forest trek and swim at Savari Falls; a zoo tour of cobras, guars and leopards in Bondla WLS; and a visit to the Bom Jesus Cathedral in Old Goa.

The YHAI Goa Biking Expedition runs December/January of each year and is open to anyone who buys a membership with Hostelling International or Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI). Joshi estimates the 2009/2010 fees will be Rs 3000 for Indians and Rs 5000 for foreign visitors. Bicycles, rucksacks, safety equipment, accommodation, and meals are all included in the price of the trip. For more information contact Manoj Joshi, Sports Authority of Goa,
or visit YHAI’s web site at www.yhaindia.org.

Ulrike Rodrigues is a Vancouver, Canada-based freelance writer, photographer and cyclist. She has published stories and photos of her time in Goa at www.girlgonegoa.wordpress.com.  She participated in, wrote stories and took photos of the YHAI’s 2008 Bike Expedition experience .

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Cycle trek to Chorao – July 5

Posted by GCC on June 23, 2009

Join Goa Cycle Club on a cycle trek from Panjim area to Chorao Island.

Everyone welcome, free admission. Helmets required for all riders. Come rain or shine we will pedal.

Cycle Chorao Island, Goa

Cycle Chorao Island, Goa

Date: Sunday, July 5, 2009
Time: 7:00am – 10:00am
Location: Starting point is Kala Academy, Miramar

To register for this ride, for more information, or to acquire a cycle, call Joe Rodrigues on 9822166165 or send a message by email.

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