Anyone who’s had the pleasure of riding a bicycle through the night streets of Bangalore will agree that there’s a special thrill to be had in feeling the cool night air on your skin while you breeze through a mostly-empty city. You know what’s better? Cycling with company, of course. Here are some of the city’s cycling clubs that let you do just that.

Bangalore Cyclists Group

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Source: Bangalore Cyclists Group

Founded in 2012, this group of over 3,000 members rides regularly in and around the city. You can look for night rides around Lavelle Road and Shantinagar in particular.

Find them on Meetup here.

BumsontheSaddle

Sure, we’ve listed them before, but Bangalore’s favourite bike shop is also a one-stop shop for the cycling enthusiast, whether you’re looking for a women-only ride or a gruelling triathlon-style ride.

Contact: 080 41143064

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Bangalore Cycling

This is more an informal group than a club, but if you’re in the mood for an unstructured, impulse cycling trip, head here and post your suggestion {for example, you could plan a women-only cycling trip on this forum}. It’s also a good place to post queries and keep up with the latest in the cycling community.

Find them on Facebook here.

Cycling and More

For weekend rides that pack a little adventure and allow you to take in quite a bit of travel and greenery, look here. A recent trip went as far as Kasargod in Kerala; think of these trips more as planned tours rather than a casual outing, as they cost money and include accommodation, transportation, and more.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Bangalore Brevets

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Source: Bangalore Brevets

Maybe you’ve been cycling for a while, and feel up to something bigger. In that case, the Bangalore Brevets are for you. This group of long-distance junkies make the most of the many challenging, scenic routes around Bangalore, with rides leading to waterfalls, mountains, and more.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Bangalore Randonneurs

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Again, for someone who wants to up the ante. The Bangalore Randonneurs plan long-distance rides with pre-determined checkpoints or controls. An upcoming ride through South India, for which recces are in progress, looks to cover no less than 360 kilometres in a day.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Ride A Cycle

More a foundation than strictly a cycling club, this foundation aims to promote cycling as a viable, eco-friendly mode of transport. Nevertheless, they do include group cycling events and rallies, including anti-pollution rides through the city and longer tours of the Nilgiris.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

South Fire Cycling

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Source: Southfire

South Fire are known for their night-time cycle rides, of which they’ve held over 100. Their Halloween ride recently went right through the city, including Indiranagar, MG Road, and Lavelle Road.

Contact: +91 9902767505

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

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