Group Ride Details:
Every year, on the third Saturday in July, riders from Nepal and all over the world (ok, that sounds glamorous, but riders from different nationalities do participate) gather in Kathmandu (last year we were close to 2000 riders) to ride a personal challenge of 50 km | 75 km and 100 km around Kathmandu Valley. This is now popular as the KATHMANDU KORA, this year on its seventh edition.
Started in 2011, a modest 35 riders challenged themselves and got pledged of around half a million Nepali Rupees for a school and an orphanage in Kathmandu. In its second edition, almost 300 riders turned up and raised close to a million rupees for upgrading birthing facilities in RUKUM. In 2016, we raised the funds for two projects in Gatlang.
This year, KORA will be looking at using the funds that the cyclists will raise to kickstart a wonderful project that will finance cycling trails in the Bungamati Area of Kathmandu valley, making the area perfect for families, amateur riders, and even professional riders wishing to improve their biking skills. The collective benefits of this fund raising will benefit cyclists themselves, and each contributor can be glad that their contributions have helped Nepal have its first Cycle Friendly Zone - with trails for each type of rider.