Mangalore Bicycle Club celebrated World Environment Day at new built St Francis Xavier Church – Udupi
Mangaluru: Forty Members of Mangalore Bicycle club celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ by pedaling 100 kms from Mangaluru to Udyavara and return. Out of 40 members, 20 were doing their first 100 kms and contributed their bit to the environment. Despite humid weather all riders enjoyed their ride to the fullest for the cause they were pedaling for. The message was loud and clear to all members and the members pledged to continue their support to environment-friendly causes in every step they take. Members of Mangalore Bicycle Club have been observing Car-Free Day every second Saturday of the month since October 2015.
At Katpadi members of MBC met Udupi Cycling Club members during their morning ride. Once in Udupi, MBC members were invited by the management of St. Francis Xavier’s church to visit their newly built church. The church was recently built adopting environment-friendly methods like rainwater harvesting, efficient usage of electricity. The beautiful Jesus statue on the dome of the church is sculpted by one of our club member, Ashwath Rasquinha which came as a surprise to all of us and a feeling of pride.
This was a unique, educative and environmentally friendly ride for Mangalore Bicycle Club members and all of us loved it!
by Ganesh Nayak-Member MBC