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Republic Day Ride 2014 by The Atlanta Foundation, Hyderabad

INDIA'S BIGGEST CORPORATE CYCLING EVENT BACK WITH BANG

Cultural corporate challenge - "Rise of the Republic", a corporate Cultural event will be the highlight this year

Hyderabad, January 25... India's biggest Corporate Cycling Event -- Republic Day Ride 2014 is back once again and will be held at GMC Balayogi Stadium here at Gachibowli on 26th January, 2014. It will be flag Hoisting at 7am by A.K.Khan -Director-General, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Govt schools students who are part of TAF's education program. The Signature ride of lOOkms will be flagged off by Ms.Arunima Sinha, the world's first female amputee to climb Mount Everest and Mr.Nandamuri Balakrishna, Chairman- Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital. The Strong Woman Strong Nation women cycling team will be led by Telugu actress, Ms.Charmy, Actress.

Being held continuously for the past 5years, The Republic Ride is the most awaited event by corporate companies in the city. With record number of cyclists' participation in the event each year, it will be soon applying for Limca Book of Records.

6000 bicyclists from over 100 plus MNCs such as Wells Fargo, DuPont, Invesco, HSBC, Broadridge, TCS, United Technologies, Karvy, Google, Diebold and many many more will take part in the event. It is by far the biggest Corporate Cycling Event in the country.

The ride will have distance options of 2Kms (Joy Ride), lOOKms (Pride Ride). The ride will flag-off at the stadium, culminate at the stadium. The shorter distances of 2KMs, 6KMs and lOKMs will be held within the stadium complex. lOOKms riders will ride out of the stadium and come back after covering a scenic route of lOOKms which will include the Gandipet and Himayat Sagar lakes. Pride Riders will receive a medal and certificate while Joy Riders will get a certificate only.

The Republic Ride - 2014 also brings back the Criterium Race. Catch 50 pro-cyclists race with each other for a big cash prize at this race organized in association with the District Cycling Association of Hyderabad, affiliated to the Cycling Association of Andhra Pradesh & the Cycling Federation of India.

All this is done for celebrating our nationally important day and making a positive difference in the lives of underprivileged students. The goal of the entire event is to raise awareness and funds for the education of under-privileged students, namely - Anjaiah Nagar Government Primary School; Siddique Nagar Government Primary School; Gachibowli Primary School and CNN Tanda Primary School.

Organized by the The Atlanta Foundation , a registered trust that raises funds to support the education of underprivileged students invites participation from Corporate Houses, Business Units, Public Sector Undertakings and others as well as individuals.
It is supported by the prominent industry forums namely NASSCOM, ITsAP, TiE, FICCI . Some of the participants this year include ADP, GE, Deloitte, Broadridge, Invesco, DuPont, CA, Infosys, TCS, Wells Fargo, Franklin Templeton, and many more.
The Republic Ride, along with an exciting cycling event brings to you an equally exciting cultural corporate challenge - "Rise of the Republic". This corporate cultural event invites corporate teams to compete in Group Dance, Group Song, and / or Fashion Show.

The theme for Rise of the Republic is India, Education, Patriotism, Constitution and Democracy. And already slots are fast filling up.
The health benefits of Cycling are immense. It is one of the easiest ways to excercise, can ride almost anywhere, any time and all through the year. There is no need to spend fortune. Many people are put off doing certain sports because of the high level of skill that seems to be required, or perhaps because they can't commit to a team sport due to time pressures. And most of us know cycling.

Cycling builds strength and muscle tone, builds stamina, improves cardio-vascular fitness, it burns calories, improves health, coordination and reduces stress. Cycling can be integrated into any fitness program. We urge people in city particularly corporate executives to get into active cycling. Ride cycle to your offices. Participate in cycling events, encourage your family members cycle frequently said Deenanath Harapanahalli, Founder and Chairman, The Atlanta Foundation.

The Atlanta Foundation's primary mission is to support the education of the students of the above mentioned schools. Since the Foundation has a No-Donation Policy, these rides help in raising funds for these students. The Republic Ride provides a unique cycling experience with a chance to make a positive difference to those who really need it.
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