Subrahmanya: Second Leg of SBI Great Malnad Challenge Bicycle Rally Flagged off

Subrahmanya: Icycle, a cycling enthusiasts’ organization based in Bengaluru, in association with State Bank of India, has organized an eight-day, 700-km bicycle rally from Oct 31 to Nov 7,

The rally is aimed at promoting environment conservation and environment tourish, The rally began in Madikeri on Saturday morning and arrived at Subrhamanya in the evening. Entrepreneur Radhakrishna Bontadka welcomed the rally participants.

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When the rally continued its adventure trip from Subrahmanya on Sunday, it was flagged off by Krishnaprasad Subrahmanya, manager of the Kottara Mangaluru branch of SBI.

Manjesh Chandrashekhar, Santosh and other rallyists were present on the occasion. The rally is being organized by Icycle for the sixth year in order to create awareness on environment and hygiene.

After pedalling through the tough terrain through Bisile, Sakleshpur, Bandara, Agumbe and Kodachadri, the rally will conclude at Maravante in Udupi district, said Manjesh Chandrashekhar.

SBI GMC 2015 itinerary:

The overall schedule for SBI-GMC2015 is 8 days starting from Oct 31, 2015 until Nov 7, 2015 with a day of rest, which amounts to over 75 hours of hardcore cycling in just 7 days.

Day 1 began from Madikeri at 06:00 am and trailed through over 75 kms to end the day at Kukke Subrahmanya by 04:00 pm. The lowest point of altitude is Kukke at 379 feet above sea level and the highest point of altitude being Madikeri at 3774 feet above sea level, for Day 1. Total uphill trek for the day will be 41% while the downhill trek will be 59%.

Day 2 begn from Kukke at 06:00 am and trailed through over 80 kms to end the day at Agalatti by 05:30 pm. The lowest point of altitude is Kukke at 379 feet above sea level and the highest point of altitude being Bisle at 3344 feet above sea level, for Day 2. Total uphill trek for the day will be 56% while the downhill trek will be 44%.

Day 3 will start from Agalatti at 06:00 am and trail through over 110 kms to end the day at Kemmanagundi Base by 05:00 pm. The lowest point of altitude is Ballavar at 2630 feet above sea level and the highest point of altitude being Kaimara at 4051 feet above sea level, for Day 3. Total uphill trek for the day will be 50% while the downhill trek will be 50%.

Day 4 will start from Kemmanagundi Base at 06:00 am and trail through over 85 kms to end the day at Bababudangiri by 06:00 pm. The lowest point of altitude is Kemmanagundi at 2850 feet above sea level and the highest point of altitude being Mullayanagiri at 6159 feet above sea level, for Day 4. Total uphill trek for the day will be 58% while the downhill trek will be 42%.

Day 5 is a rest day, a much-needed break to recharge the riders’ batteries.

Day 6 will start from Bababudangiri at 06:00 am and trail through over 95 kms to end the day at Kalasa by 06:00 pm. The lowest point of altitude is Khandya at 2290 feet above sea level and the highest point of altitude being Attigundi at 5150 feet above sea level, for Day 6. Total uphill trek for the day will be 47% while the downhill trek will be 53%.

Day 7 will start from Kalasa at 06:00 am and trail through over 95 kms to end the day at Agumbe by 05:00 pm. The lowest point of altitude is Begar Junction at 2078 feet above sea level and the highest point of altitude being Kudremukh at 3562 feet above sea level, for Day 7. Total uphill trek for the day will be 50% while the downhill trek will be 50%.

Day 8 will start from Agumbe at 06:00 am and trail through over 105 kms to end the day at Maravante by 05:00 pm. The lowest point of altitude is Maravante at 17 feet above sea level and the highest point of altitude being Kundadri at 2944 feet above sea level, for Day 8. Total uphill trek for the day will be 46% while the downhill trek will be 54%.

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