Kathmandu Kora Cycling Arun Gurung

Lunchtime entertainment by Pushpa Maharjan
Lunchtime entertainment by Pushpa Maharjan
Sea of Bikers
Sea of Bikers

Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge 2013 attracted 700 participants on July 20, making this years event the biggest cycling event of Nepal. Dubbed as the ‘Ride for a cause’, the 50KM long trail was dotted with 700 riders consisting of the young and old from all walks of life with the sole purpose to raise Nrs 1 Million to build a model eco-friendly birthing centre in Baitadi. Statistics repeatedly inform us about infant death rates across the country, especially the far-west. This is a very meaningful initiative by the Kora team and of course all the 700 participants for being part of the movement.

When you mix fun with a cause you get greater mileage, that’s what we have taken away from Kora 2012 and 2013. The cause was to raise awareness about children dying from preventable causes in remote parts of the country which is unacceptable,” said Sudarshan Shrestha, Director Media and Communications.

The ride looks pretty fun! I didn’t realize how grand it was as well. 700 riders is a lot and with excitement already building up for next years event, expect it to be bigger and better! Next years event will also include a 100KM long trail for professional MTB riders.

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