GHAC Supports: Atlanta Foundation's freedom Ride

This August 15, India celebrates 67 years of freedom and to celebrate this occasion TAF brings The Freedom Ride – 2014 with its Signature Ride of 67 Kms. Cover this distance on your own or with a team of 5 and win a medal. For beginners and kids, there are shorter distances of 2 Kms within the Gachibowli Stadium. With an estimated number of 10,000 riders this time, the FREEDOM RIDE is set to beat its own record and stand as the biggest corporate cycling event in the country.

This event is been scheduled to happen in Gachibowli Stadium. We invite GHAC members to join individually OR as a team and participate in the Independence Day Ride. Against the normal charge of Rs 1000 per rider which is charged by the Atlanta Foundation, GHAC members are being offered a special fee of only Rs 250 per rider for the first 100 riders only on a first come-first served basis. All the money collected by GHAC through this ride will go to support educational programs for the underprivileged students being taken up by Atlanta Foundation.

In addition to the GHAC team/participants above, there are two other categories for WOMEN & YOUTH under the brands of Strong Woman Strong Nation (SWSN) and Strong Youth Strong Nation (SYSN). Members who are interested in riding as part of these two teams can reach out to Vishal Krishna at TAF at [masked] to register children or spouse as applicable. Exclusive Registration Fees for GHAC members: Rs. 250/- per each rider. (uniform for all the above three categories and includes the greatly enhanced features of the ride!)

Other highlights of the event include –

Criterium Race : A cycling race for professional cycle racers in association with the Cycling Federation of India (by invitation only).

Joy of Freedom : Stage performances by corporate employees and renowned artists.

For further details please visit www.atlantafoundation.org (follow TAF at https://www.facebook.com/atlantafoundation )

Payment Details: to pay, click

www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=[masked]


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  • farida

    I see that most of you have registered for the Hyderabad Triathlon 2014 :) Way to go!

    For the people who are yet to register, presenting India's biggest Open Category Triathlon - the Hyderabad Triathlon 2014 on Oct 12, at the Gachibowli Stadium. A sporting event that will test your endurance level! There is an event for everyone! Nine events aimed at children, families, beginners, sportsperson, and professionals. For more details:
    Website: www.hyderabadtriathlon.com
    For updates: https://www.facebook.com/hyderabadtriathlon

    Hope to see you there :)

    September 24

  • Karthik D.

    where can i get my certificate.

    September 9

  • farida

    Kindly indicate here how you wish your name to appear on the Certificate. Once written, change in names will not be entertained. Please co-operate.

    September 6

  • Aditya

    Just a query, will we be getting any certificates for the ride? it is mentioned on their website but we haven't got any certificates nor any details regarding the ride

    1 · August 26

    • Anvesh D.

      Even i have the same doubt. The finish time wasn't mentioned either. Will we be getting any kind of digital certificate?

      August 27

    • farida

      The certificates will be given soon.

      1 · September 6

  • Vishwanath

    Very good morning..! paid the amount rs 250 ..! my transaction id :Reference no N[masked]
    Name : Vishwanath Peri

    August 14

    • farida

      Received

      August 14

    • sonali p.

      @Vishwanath - confirm received NEFT/N[masked]/VISHWANAT­H PERI

      August 26

  • vishwam

    Transaction Reference Number for future:[masked], Rakesh aavula transferred on my behalf

    August 11

    • farida

      Received Vishwam

      August 14

    • sonali p.

      @Vishwam - confirm received amount of 250 vide trx ref NEFT/CITIN[masked]/RAKES­H KUMAR AAVULA

      August 26

  • N R R.

    Hi, I am going for the signature ride and made the payment . Please confirm
    Amt: Rs. 250
    Transaction Reference Number:[masked]
    Remarks:Independence day ride

    August 14

    • farida

      Received

      August 14

    • sonali p.

      @N R Raghavan - confirm received amount of 250 vide trx ref INB/IFT/RAGHAVAN RAMACHANDRA/Independence­ day rid

      August 26

  • farida

    The first 100 to pay will be eligible for the special GHAC offer of Rs.250/- per rider against the normal Rs.1000/-. To avail the special offer, kindly make the payment, and leave your transaction reference number in the comments section for our accounts team to confirm your payment. You will then be moved to the "Going" list. Make that payment fast!

    August 4

  • Karthik D.

    i just paid through axis bank mobile app receipt no:UBI0BMZI0485

    August 13

  • Usha N.

    made payment for AF freedom ride- 67kms relay.
    Transaction reference number[masked] /payment remark:[masked]_usha nspace

    August 13

    • farida

      Received

      August 14

    • sonali p.

      @Ushan Nspace - confirm received amount of 250 vide trx ref NEFT/[masked]/USHA TUMMALA

      August 26

  • Kiran

    NEFT Fund Transfer
    Date of transaction -- 13/08/2014
    From ICICI bank account --[masked]-REDDY SRIRAM
    To payee[masked]-AXISGHAC
    Transaction amount (INR)INR[masked]
    Remarks[masked]_KiranArshakota

    August 13

    • farida

      Received

      August 14

    • sonali p.

      @Kiran - confirm received amount of 250 vide trx ref NEFT/[masked]/REDDY SRIRAM

      August 26

  • Shri

    Ride of my life !! Truely. Took up cycling after almost 16 yrs and completing it is too big an achievement for me. Littering has to be taken seriously in such events . Thanks to Abhishek for the support n company and a big thanks to all TAF and GHAC volunteers, special mention for the gaurds enroute :) ,happily directing each of us in the scorching heat !!

    1 · August 17

    • Aroon

      shri, glad to know that you completed the ride but, has it occured to you that its like studying for eamcet just one day before the exam and not studying all year round. body goes thru same stress and pressure. please continue cycling and increase your mileage gradually. just a friendly advise :)

      August 17

    • Shri

      Thank you Aroon for the advise, but fortunately had no major stress effects on my body parts, I proudly attribute it to our fitness gained through hikes and treks at GHAC , see you soon with a better mileage though :)

      August 20

  • Aditya

    It was awesome! finished in 4 hours! :D :D

    1 · August 15

    • Aroon

      @aditya- i average in the band of 19kmph to 21 kmph, so it takes me 3hrs and 20mins to do 68km, and since i ride a mtb and am heavy, technique plays a major role in operation and allingment of knees r important to avoid injury. and the difference between a regular and occasional cyclist is the recovery time. a regular cyclist can cycle the day after a 68km ride for say 20k and the other day and so on but an occasional cyclist has to rest a lot

      2 · August 20

    • Aditya

      @aroon, nice! Even I cud maintain a good pace abd finished 55kms in 3 hours but that hill and the Microsoft lane made me take an hour for tge last 12kms :-D

      August 20

  • Karthik D.

    I completed in 3Hrs 10 minutes.that day almost i ride 90 Km.including from my home to stadium & stadium to my office.it was awesome ride i really enjoyed lot.

    August 18

    • Aroon

      10 short of century

      August 19

  • mukesh

    I did finish the ride comfortably in 03 hrs 15 minutes..however when I got up sat morning.... Had knee pain. which bothered mw all thru the day.....As a write this on sunday morning..it is all fine ...with one PCM and some local applications..is it ok or I need to see a doctor ??

    August 17

    • Aroon

      it is perfectly normal for new cyclists to have knee pain after overuse, just take rest and dont use the knees 2 much for few days and use ice , apply ice bag on the knee or buy a gel pack freeze it and put on the knee for 15 mins every few hours, all will be ok.

      August 17

    • mukesh

      thanx

      August 18

  • Dev

    Was a brilliant ride...did the ride in 4 hours.....thanks TAF and HBC for making it so comfortable for the riders...

    August 16

    • Dev

      Thanks for correcting me aroon. Ghac has done wonderfully well.

      August 17

    • Dev

      Just a thought on the stuff that was left behind. I went back to the stretch near MS and ISB and it was still littered. I request you to take it up with the TAF organiser to be a little more responsible on this aspect.

      3 · August 17

  • mukesh

    also..not to take away the good job done by TAF ...may be finish line affairs could have been handled better..breakfast could also have been bit healthy stuff..I feel finishing for signature riders must have beeb done inside the stadium..

    August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Environmental Unfriendly bicycling.

    Wish some of you could have gone to see Stadium and other checkpoints today morning (16th Aug 2014). All litter around !!! water bottles, 5star, Mars bar wrappers, Parle-G covers, ORS (One can still ignore banana skins being degradables). My worry is Him Sgr should not be used as dumping grounds.

    The bicycle riders are the torch bearers of envirnment firendly mode of transport and motivite others. But are we really doing good?

    Such mismagement of events take huge toll on our environment....

    Sad.

    August 16

    • Aroon

      this happens all the time sanjeev, it realy is sad

      August 17

  • Abhishek M.

    Am happy with the day. I did around 78 kms from my home to stadium and the ride.... Thankfully Shri gave me a ride back home. I cycled all the inclines including the microsoft ISB streach... didn't walk with the cycle ever!!
    The route guides (the security guards ) did a wonderful job.
    The members turned out to be very irresponsible and LITTERING was a big issue. I tried to request members but they didn't seem to care.
    One issue was inadequacy of Electrol at the support stations. I didn't have even one electrol packet because they were up... That was a huge step of mismanagement as we all know how much electrolytes mean during endurance events. There were no alternatives either (like gatorade or salt)... That made the ride a lot slower because it was hot, and we were sweating real bad.

    August 16

    • Aroon

      abhishek too gud man , toughj really, join the army, yor positive attitude and energetic nature realy needed

      August 17

  • vimala s.

    Great riding....had to stop though along with my kids at around 63 km because my son's nose started bleeding badly.....bummer....this was the kids' first ride and were determined to finish it...Happy Independence Day Guys!

    6 · August 15

    • Aroon

      a medical examination of the child is required as such distances are not meant for young bodies as such , to be on safe side.

      August 15

    • vimala s.

      Thanks all for the concern. He is absolutely fine....he does get it sometimes in summer....yesterday I think the heat got to him.

      August 16

  • sriram

    I finished ride in 5hrs. Overall i ride for 75km counts from my home. It was a good show

    August 15

    • Aroon

      great mileage you beat the most efficient cars by miles :) keep it up, make sure to rest well.

      August 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank You TAF,GHAC,Vidafone and all for organizing a wonderful Event..

    Thanks for the Timely Support during Rides

    August 15

    • A former member
      A former member

      *Vodafone

      August 15

  • Karthik D.

    My Status is still showing as in waiting list.can you please confirm the same..

    August 14

    • Rajesh P.

      You are in Yes list Karthik ... !

      August 15

  • Abhishek M.

    Hello All,
    Please make sure you get some good sleep tomorrow night, and please before time at the stadium.
    See you all for a great day!
    Abhishek

    1 · August 13

  • Karthik D.

    karthik dindugala id:ghad[masked]

    August 14

  • EventDunia

    Karthik Dindugala has paid the amount Rs.250 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:10:37

    August 14

  • Srikanth

    Hi Yogi,
    I am in Waiting list now, can i pay now?

    August 14

  • rohit n.

    Hi, I and Partha Sarathy Satpathy are a team for the relay. Farida ma'am, could you please take note? Thanks :)

    August 14

  • Kiran

    Hi,

    I am still in the waiting list , can you please check and confirm..

    August 14

  • Karthik D.

    paid through axis bank receipt no:UBI0BMZI0485.can i have conformation please.i did in the morning.

    August 14

  • Aroon

    i will be riding from patny to the stadiuum, any one going by this route will be grt company. [masked]

    August 13

  • Akash G.

    Can we get bicycles on rent?

    August 13

    • farida

      Cycles for 2 km will be made available. You may have to bring your own cycle for 67 km

      August 13

    • sonali p.

      @Akash Gupta - You could also speak to the Hyderabad Bicycle Club Opp Bio- Diversity Park & rent one from them

      August 13

  • farida

    Please note that the concessional rate of Rs.250/- will not be applicable for walk-in/ spot registrations. Walk-in/ Spot registrations, if any, will be charged at Rs.1000/- per rider at the stadium. Online registrations close on Aug 13, 2014. And by that we mean NEFT payments should be completed by Aug 13. Credit Card payments will be accepted till Aug[masked] hrs IST. Kindly co-operate.

    Registration is considered complete, only if:
    a. you RSVP
    b. Answer all the questions
    c. your payment is received in our bank For queries, pls sms[masked] 696. Kindly read this page thoroughly before smsing :)

    August 12

    • farida

      All people in waiting list, please make payments if you are serious about joining

      August 13

  • farida

    All payments done through NEFT will be confirmed at the end of the day. Kindly co-operate

    August 12

  • farida

    Registrations close on Aug 13. Kindly make payments to confirm your slot

    August 11

  • farida

    All people who wish to complete the 67 km ride with partners - Kindly note that every rider needs to RSVP & make the payment. While answering the question, please indicate who you are teaming with to complete the ride.

    August 11

  • farida

    People in "Waiting List" - RSVPing on this page only means you are interested in participating in the ride. Your registration for the event can be confirmed only on receipt of payment. Therefore, kindly make the payment to confirm your slot.

    August 11

  • EventDunia

    shivshankar kosgi has paid the amount Rs.250 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:01:27

    August 9

    • farida

      Please indicate your ride - 67 km or 2 km?

      August 9

    • farida

      Shivshankar Kosgi, please RSVP and answer all the questions, without which you may not be able to participate

      August 10

  • farida

    Please indicate your ride in the questions section. Based on your ride, you will be issued a smart card to participate in the respective ride. Smart card cannot be issued if you do not furnish all the answers, including the name of the ride. You will not be allowed to participate without the smart card. Therefore, request you to answer all the questions.

    August 9

  • mukesh

    do we have to carry ur own cycles or it would b made available at site ??

    August 8

    • farida

      Mukesh, cycles will be provided for the 2 km rides. You will have to bring your own cycle for the 67 Km ride

      August 9

    • farida

      Please indicate your ride - 67 km or 2 km?

      August 9

  • farida

    Join the "Waiting" List, make the payment, and leave your transaction reference number in the comments section for our accounts team to confirm your payment. On confirmation, you will be moved to the "Going" list

    August 5

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