Cycling event: Critical Mass hits 100th ride

By APP
Published: May 6, 2013

“The group envisions promoting and encouraging cycling as an environment-friendly sport,” says the organiser. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

The Critical Mass Islamabad (CMI), a group of cycling enthusiasts completed its 100th on Sunday.

Titled “The Century Ride”, the event aimed to continue encouraging people to participate in the healthy sport of cycling.

The ride started from Shah Faisal Masjid, taking the route from Margalla Road, to F-6 Hill Park. The riders stopped for a cake-cutting ceremony and proceeded back to the mosque, using the same route.

Umayr Sahlan Masud, the organiser said that CMI is a volunteer-based group that was initiated in 2009. “The group envisions promoting and encouraging cycling as an environment-friendly sport,” he said, adding that the group ensures that cyclists follow traffic rules and road safety procedures.

He further said the group has explored many routes on-road and off-road to give the riders an opportunity to explore the scenic  beauty of Islamabad and its surroundings.

“Some of the routes explored include the Shah Allah Ditta caves, Shahdrah village, Trail 6, Sangrial Village, Simly Dam, Khanpur Dam, Daman-e-Koh and Monal etc,” he
said.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2013.

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