The Bapuba Rally by Jyothish Babu, Nithin Nair & Vepavi
Three riders from North Kerala in India have come together to start a pan-Indian long distance riding association in order to create awareness about long distance riding by conducting rallies throughout the country. Their next long distance group ride will be in August 2016. Here is their story.
by Jyothish Babu
Bapuba: The idea behind this Association is to have a single point contact for everyone in India who ever wanted to attempt the Long Distance Rider’s certification. The name Bapuba comes from Banglaore – Puna –Bangalore (the route where we ride). Bapuba Rally is mainly concentrated on Long Distance certification. We help all our riders to get the certification by giving the proper instruction and by providing an orientation class.
As we started our ride plan, we decided to have a cap of 30 members which was achieved in the first 2 days of announcement of the event; so we were forced to push the cap to 50. Then the same thing happened within a few weeks, that goal of 50 had been reached. Finally we decided to have the cap of 60 members. As it turned out, we had 63 riders who participated in this February 2016 event from different parts of India. 89% of the participants have completed the circuit on time and were qualified for certification.