As an outreach program towards the community of cyclists in Bangalore, Full Moon Laboratory hosts a cycling club called Mooners with the motto being a simple battle cry, #rideyo !
This cycling club caters to beginner riders and guides them as they progress on their journey to achieve greater things on a bicycle.
The club is multi – disciplinary and its crowned jewel is the monthly first Saturday ride to the top of Nandi hills.
For those wondering why the club and it’s members are called Mooners, here’s your answer. Browse through the upcoming rides below and click for more details or to join.
Top of the Nandi to you – Feb’21 Edition
Perhaps the last Nandi ride to let you soak the fog and mist before the Summer makes it unbearable.
You should have completed atleast 2 x 100 kms ride in the last 15 days.
What are the few preparations that you can do to complete this ride comfortably?
Read this article to help you out.
Your Second 50! (*expired)
Bonus weekend = Bonus ride. SO, you’ve just finished your first 50kms ride and want to trump it. Here’s another 50ish ride but with some climbing tossed into it. Bonus, a glorious view of planes taking off. (rang de basanti type photo op)
Your First 50! (*expired)
An easy route for a beginner to check off the half century mark and we get to witness one of Bangalore’s ancient drinking water source.
Bikepacking basics Se04Ep01 – Watching the Geminid Meteor Shower (*expired)
Limited entry bikepacking trip.
Flow Riding – A Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Biking
Once on the last Sunday of every month, only 6 riders per session.
Click here for more details on the #flowriding workshop
Top of the Nandi to you. Every first Saturday.
Beginners group ride with slow pace, enough rest stops and experienced guidance. Happens once on the first Saturday of every month.
This ride to the top of Nandi is for beginners and first timers, you will get a whole lot of tips and guidance on finishing the climb.
Check one off the bucket list. A bunch of riders brave the heat, dryness and the silly climb that is Nandi hills! You can be part of this bunch and learn what not to do wrong in the heat, dryness and the silly climb of Nandi hills.
This is a self supported ride. But you will have a few like minded and like paced riders so you won’t be left behind unless you want to.
Esteem Mall 0530hrs
Decathlon Anubhava 0600hrs
Nandi Upachar 0800hrs
Helmet (double duh)
Hydration (no empty bottle cages allowed)
Cash for three meals (although you will only be having 2 big ones)
Spare tubes (we can share pumps)
ID card (awkward photo not mandatory)
Sunscreen (coconut oil could do)
Sunglasses (sorry if you’re blind without eyeglasses, like me)
Willpower (preferably harnessed from the rain dance done to honor your respective dead ancestors)
Call or whatsapp +91 97415 77884 for details
Leap Day Glory – 100 miles bicycle ride (expired)
We get one extra day once every 4 years and what do we do with that?
The Mooners say, lets tick one item off the bucket list and try to finish a 100 Mile ride on our bicycles.
Who are the mooners?https://fullmoonlaboratory.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/who-are-the-mooners/
Q: Why do a 100 miler century?
A: Because you are bored of a 100 kilometer century rides and comfort sickens you!
Q: What kind of a bicycle do I need?
A: Any functional bicycle that you have already racked up 100kms rides on
Q: I just bought my cycle last week, can I come along?
A: Yes, but you will have to turn at Yelahanka. This ride is for someone who has been riding regularly and is fairly seasoned at distance riding
Q: How much water will I consume during this ride?
A: I anticipate at least 5ltrs (the sun is getting hotter)
Q: What would you rather do on the one extra day you are given once every 4 years?
A: NO seriously, I really want to know what would you rather do. Share in the comments.
Q: What do you need?
-A bicycle in top form (Full Moon Laboratory can help you with that)
-A spare tube, hand pump and puncture kit
-Hydration solutions (ability to carry atleast 1 liter of water at any given time)
-Sunscreen (Or coconut oil, if you are like me)
-Padded shorts for your posterior
-Experience of having done at least 2 x 100kms century rides in the past month. (finished within 10hours)
-The will to finish a 100 miles on a bicycle.
Start Point:Esteem Mall 0500hrsRoute: Esteem Mall- Chikkaballapur- Rajaghatta- Doddabelavangala- Chikkabelavangala- Dabbaspete- Nelamangala-Hebbal Lake
https://goo.gl/maps/dxLzicvfVVewnpfy9 (indicative only)
Please register below to confirm your participation.
There is no cut off time, but we would like everyone to finish off before sun down.
Please carry a valid photo ID like a grown up does and hard cash like most grown ups too. There are mandatory stops along the way for rest and relief that you will be briefed at ride start.
All expenses that you incur are on you! Pay your share of the bill.
There is a simplicity and welcome discomfort in touring or travelling on a bicycle. aniSh has ridden through Spiti and Ladakh on a 12 year old steel Hercules bike alone and knows all about bike packing and that too on a budget.
For those with an inclination to attain ultimate freedom on a bicycle, aniSh conducts bike-packing rides too. These are usually on the long weekends and are at least one night long and include a few workshops on packing, cooking, setting up camp, bike maintenance among others like astronomy and orienteering without GPS.