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About Program :
As the SUN dips down and the TWILIGHT fades to darkness there’s nothing sweeter than wheeling your bike for a late summer night cruise. Come join us for this freewheeling adventure to say hello to the darkness and feel the sound of silence.
The lake side region of Khadakwasla dam is one of the favourite tracks among cyclists as it attracts them with a mix of uphill and downhill slopes alongside the backwaters of the dam. Even it has been a great track for beginners as it does not involve very steep climbs. Whether you are looking to test yourself up some of the haute climbs, or have a gentle cycle through the valley, you can do it straight with Pedal Thirst Adventures!!!
Loop Cycling trail from Khadakwasla – Panshet Dam – Varasgaon Dam (Overnight stay) – Khadakwasla
Day and Date : May 6 & 7, 2017(Saturday + Sunday, Two Day event)
Trail Attractions : Khadakwasla, Varasgaon and Panshet dam, Overnight stay in tents, Dinner under the sky.
Khadakwasla Dam is a dam on the Mutha River 20 km (12 mi) from the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India.This dam across the river Mutha created an attractive lake, now known as Khadakwasla Lake. This lake is the main source of water for Pune and its suburbs. Many people come here on weekends and during the monsoon season. Scenic places around the dam include Peacock Bay, Kudje village, and Neelkanteshwar, located near Bahuli village just past Kudje. The Sinhagad road, bordering the dam, has become a favorite picnic spot. There is a "chowpatty" offering snacks food and non-alcoholic drinks. Peacock Bay, however, is out of bounds to the public at large, being part of the NDA, a Defence Forces establishment.
Purpose : The purpose of the expedition is to cycle through a challenging terrain on mountain bikes. We will cover a distance of around 60km in two days. Also after swimming this is the second best non-impact exercise in the world.
Duration : 2 days + 1 night
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Reporting at Khadakwasla chowpaty (Pune) at 4:00 PM.
How to Reach :
From Pune : PMPML buses from swargate to Khanapur will get you till khadakwasla chowpaty. Sharing rickshaws/six seaters also operate on the warje – khadakwasla / vadgaon budruk – Khadakwasla route
From Mumbai : Get any bus from Mumbai till swargate. The rest route remains the same as for Pune folks.
You can also come by your own private vehicle but parking has to be managed at your own risk.
Participants with their own bicycle can bring their bicycle directly to khadakwasla chowpaty.
Participants can also join alongwith their family members. Please contact for more details.
Things to Carry : Sports shoes, 2 lit water bottle(compulsory), 3/4ths or cycling shorts or track bottoms, Cap, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion, Torch& Bedsheet(compulsory), mosquito repellent if required, Personal medication requirements if any. Torch has to be bright enough with spare batteries as these will be used to tie it on your bicycles at night.
Schedule of the Trail:
1. Reporting at Khadakwasla chowpaty by 4:00 PM sharp.
2. 4:00 – 4:20 P.M:- Introduction with the group, Bicycle Distribution, briefing of the trail and gear shifting info.
3. Quick Refreshment distribution and snacks + welcome drink.
4. 4:45 PM : The trail begins from Khadakwasla .
5. Around 8.30 PM : Reach Varasgaon campsite.
6. 9:00 – 10:00PM : Dinner
7. 10:00 PM : Move to the campsite and the fun continues around a bornfire.
8. 11.00 PM : Sleep tight. Tents are available on sharing basis. Sleeping mats will be provided
1. 6.30 AM : wakeup call and freshen up. Explore the Dam region. Have a dip in water.
2. 7:30 AM : Breakfast and tea.
3. 8:00 AM : Start the return journey on your bicycles.
4. 12:00 PM : Reach Khadakwasla via Nilkantheshwar kudje route. Lunch on the return route will be arranged.The trail ends with loads of memories.
NOTE : Backup Vehicle will be present throughout the trail. Extra luggage can be kept in the vehicle.
Pedal Thirst Adventures will provide :
Best in class MTB’s with Helmets, First Aid if required, 1 snack, Refreshments and energy drink for the ride, 1 Breakfast, 1 dinner (veg / non veg), 1 lunch.
Not included in the trail : Anything which is not described in above section will not be provided.
Trail Fees :
1. 2200 per cyclist with our bicycles and helmets.
2. 1900 per cyclist with your own bicycle and helmet. (backup vehicle support included)
3. 1400 per member who wants to accompany his cyclist friend/family.
Backup vehicle and mechanical support in case of minor break down is also included for cyclists bringing their own cycles.
Who can participate :
All cycling enthusiasts and their family members. This trail has got small part as a steep uphill climb. See to it that you have enough practice and good stamina built before the event.
How to participate :
You can transfer online by using UPI / Paytm / NEFT.
Paytm : 9028280766
UPI : 9028280766@upi
NEFT : Please call for details.
Cancellation Policy : No Refund will be provided.
Security Deposit for Cycle : A refundable deposit amount of 1000 per cyclists plus ID proof photo copy has to be submitted before the trails begins. The same will be returned at the end of the trail. Security deposit is only for members hiring our bicycles.
Backup Vehicle : Participants can load their extra luggage in the backup vehicle which will be along with the group for the whole trail.
Please follow the timings given and we will make sure that nothing is missed from the decided plan.
Cycle safety & discipline
The cycles given are to be kept safe. Any damage/theft of cycles or helmets due to negligence of participant, the complete cost will be borne by the participant.
Behavior during trail
Participants are expected to behave cordially with each other. Smoking and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited. Please make sure a person’s behavior does not prove to be a discomfort for others.
Disclaimer - The participants will participate at their own risk and the organisers shall not be responsible for any loss what so ever caused due to accidents, if any, during the trail.