Ten-Second Takeaway

Every Sunday, a section of Gurgaon is shut off to cars and opened up, instead, to people to bike, skate, run or spend the morning practicing yoga or Zumba. If you haven’t been, Raahgiri, Gurgaon is something you must experience at least once.

Colombian Origin, Desi Adaptation

Raahgiri Day is the Indian chapter of a global movement that traces its roots to Colombia. The first Ciclovia, roughly translated as ‘cycle way’, was organised in Bogota in 1974 to oppose unsustainable urban development practices. It was then that the modest bicycle first became a symbol of protest. Today, approximately two million Colombians join in the weekly Ciclovias for a day of carefree, and car-free, entertainment.

This concept has been adopted by countries world-over, with Open Streets, Summer Streets, Happy Streets and Raahgiri Day being some of its international counterparts.

Join The Revolution

With others from your own neighbourhood, office, school and city. The main goal of Raahgiri in Gurgaon is to promote the use of cycling and public transport to get around. Street dancing and group fitness classes, along with aerobics, yoga, Zumba and even bhangra, are enough to encourage a healthy way of living.

Plus, you have all the space you need to go for a jog, or finally use the skateboard you bought on a whim. So celebrate your Sundays in an eco-friendly, fun and active way. They update their Facebook page with a lot of pictures and a schedule for each week, so we recommend that you follow them here.

Where: All over Gurgaon

When: Every Sunday

Nearest Metro Station: Depends on your location {cycles are available at HUDA City Center}

Contact: Write to all@raahgiriday.com for more details

Timings: 7am – 12pm

Find out more here.

Featured image courtesy: Raahgiri Day – Apni Rahein, Apni Azaadi