GUWAHATI, April 1 - In an attempt to create awareness about cycling as a tourism activity, �Rongali Cyclothon� was organised yesterday, where almost 100 cyclists participated, said a press release today.
The ride was also organised to create conscious living and make the city more livable. The ride started from Dighalipukhuri and ended at Pobitora. The other cause behind organising this initiative was to encourage eco-friendly living.�Everything Outdoor North East has been organising the cycle rally as a curtain raiser to the three-day Rongali Festival since last year.
Participants got free pass for Rongali, 2019, which will be organised at Khanapara from April 5 to 7 and will bring together Bihu husori and various dance forms of NE, traditional sports, art carnival, exhibition and one of India�s biggest musical festivals.
The cyclothon was flagged off by Bhaskar Phukon, MD, Assam Tourism Development Corporation with Razvee Hussain, Addl Secy, Assam Tourism. In his speech Phukon said the cyclothon was aimed at creating awareness about cycling as a tourism activity. He informed that Assam Tourism is trying to promote cycling in Majuli and other places.
Chief organiser of Rongali Shyamkanu Mahanta said this is the second edition of Rongali Cyclothon and it aims to promote Pobitora and cycling in the State.