Cloth Bag Cycle Rally to be held in Kothrud on May 28

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An unusual cycle rally to promote use of cloth bags, is being organised on May 28 in Kothrud. The cycle rally also stresses that bicyclists are an important part of traffic and life.  People must see a lot of commuter cyclists on road, only then we will get the facilities we deserve!
How to participate in this Cycle rally ? Come in your daily attire, instead of shorts and neon T shirts.  Bring along a small cloth bag.  Ride casually. Visit a shop, buy something.

Harshad Abhyankar from Save Pune Traffic Movement said, “Pune has lost the identity of being city of cycles. We want to bring back the glory. We want more cyclists to be seen on the road. This initiative stresses use of cloth bags as a message of environment conservation. This initiative is being held with Pedalwali – a cycling community. “

Route:  Ashish Garden chowk (Kothrud) – Karve Putala – Paud Phata – Paud Rd – Anandnagar Metro station – turn left at Bajaj corner signal – Gujarat Colony – Bhelke Chowk – Thorat Garden

Cycle rally will be held on Saturday 28th May, 5:45 pm. 
The initiative is taken by PedalWali and Save Pune Traffic Movement. Pedalwali, a cycling community started by Sarang Bhide and Arati Chavan formed a few years ago will jointly participate in the initiative alongwith SPTM. 

Pedalwali a Cycling community formed by Sarang Bhide and Arati Chavan a strong community of over 250 cyclists from Pune who cycle throughout the weeks as well as special rides on weekends. 

Sarang Bhide from Pedalwali said, “In this event we shall promote use of cycles while going out not just for leisure rides but also for shorter routes and carry cloth bags with them for shopping. We want to make people accustomed to seeing cyclists on roads. We not only train people to cycle, but also train them to resolve any issues in their cycle while they are on their ride. We have cyclists based in Kothrud and PCMC (Pimple Saudagar). With this initiative we want to promote use of cloth bags through cyclists. Message of environment conservation shall be sent out by the cyclists.”