On Sunday (April 26, 2015), the residents of Vijayanagar woke up to ‘Cycle Day’ dawning onto the streets of their neighborhood. The first ever Cycle Day at Vijayanagar was marked a huge success with the participation of 250+ enthusiasts not only from the locality, but also from all across Bangalore, irrespective of their age. The event was anchored by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), initiated by Bangalore Coalition for Open Spaces (BCOS), with the co-operation of the local partner CARE ALL foundation and local sponsor LALITHA ENTERPRISES. Also, MLA M Krishnappa and Rajya Sabha member Prof. Rajeev Gouda showed their presence in the event. In addition to cycle rides, there was an overwhelming response to the Yoga performance by experts from Prashanth Yoga Center. All the participants cycled and marched along the streets of Vijayanagar and Humpi nagar, thriving for motor free roads on Sundays.
Traditional games like Aligulimane, Buguri, Tug of war and slow cycling were also some of the interesting events. Other activities like Aerobics and Dance performances kept the spirits of the neighborhood even higher.
On the whole, the streets of Vijayanagar turned out vibrant where one could witness unhesitant residents thronging to cycle, dance, revive all forgotten traditional street games, thereby re-living their childhood again.