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World Bicycle Day: Discover India By Bicycle

NEW DELHI:  Two years ago, a bunch of fitness enthusiasts, cyclists, corporate workers and globetrotters from India and the United States came together to form the delightfully-titled Bike Street Boys. The start-up has since conducted five cycling tours: across Rajasthan, from Puducherry to Kochi and from Manali to Leh. And as the world marks the first official World Bicycle Day today, the group hopes both Indians and foreigners will re-discover India by bicycle. 
"For us at Bike Street Boys, India is a cyclists' paradise," Marketing Director Puja Shah tells. "We thought of creating Bike Street Boys to change how the world sees and experiences India."
The group organises cycling trips anywhere between 8-14 days long. And don't worry if you're not a seasoned cyclist - the group is happy to offer specially designed rides for every level of cyclists. "Our trips attract travellers from their 20s and 30s through to their 50s, 60s and beyond - making for a very interesting and eclectic group mix," says Ms Shah. It's not all hard work, pedalling across dusty roads all day.

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