Girl Gone Goa

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Goa Cycle Club’s first ride February 8, 2009

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Goa Cycles! Families and kids join the inaugural tour

Martin (and Pia in carrier), Ulrike, Milan, Anibel and Luis (click to view photos)

(L-R) Martin (and Pia in carrier), Ulrike, Milan, Anibel and Luis (click to view more photos)

The first ride of the Goa Cycle Club happened in Panjim on Sunday February 8, 2009.  It was scheduled to start at 10am, but I forgot the key to my cycle lock (my bike was stored at Luis’ overnight) and so we had to jump in his car, drive to Alto Porvorim, grab the key and drive back.

We cycled from the GPO to the Mandovi ferry jetty, and along Dayanand Bandodkar Marg to the front of Kala Academy. We joined the Ferus-Comelo family – Martin, Anibel and youngsters Milan and Pia – for chai, snacks and chat, then continued cycling along the Promenade to Miramar Beach. It was a short ride, but great for getting acquainted.

We all agreed to do it again soon. I’ll create a temporary “Goa Cycle Club” page on the Girl Gone Goa website and will post upcoming rides and events as they arise. Feel free to contact me by clicking Comments.


10 Responses to “Goa Cycle Club’s first ride”

  1. anne Says:

    Hi Ulrike, following our discussion about cycle rent (or lack of) in Calangute I have now bought 4 cycles which are available for rent. I took delivery last night and already 2 have gone out for rent so it looks promising.

  2. UR Says:

    Great news! More info to come.

  3. andy Says:

    looking for two cycles for husband wife pair 46 and 43 both cycling enthusiasts!!!! from 18 feb to 21 feb – four days
    request inputs on rentals and place to pick them up
    best wishes

    • UR Says:

      Bicycle Rental – Calangute Beach, Goa

      Shem’s Guest House (mobile) 9823358384, have four brand new Indian-style bikes available. Ask for Anne, she knows how to reach me.

      • Manju Says:

        Hi, is this number still valid for me to call and check for bicycles? I need 2 of ’em for 3 days on rent!!
        By the way, if i can get a cycle on rent near varca beach it would be great!!!

      • UR Says:

        Hi Manju – try that number, and if it doesn’t work you can contact Luis or Joe at the club via the Goa Cycle Club contact page: — Ulrike Rodrigues

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  6. ian mcwhannell Says:

    can anyone put me in touch with the ladies cycling group that is formed in either calangut or in this area somewhere. They are all English and between 40 and 60 years.

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