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Proposal - Bombay to Goa Bike Ride


Objective:

Cycle from Mumbai to Panaji via NH17

(Before you dismiss this as just another adventure-wannabe trip, please read on.)


Requirements:

  • 5 new sports bikes
  • 1 GPS receiver
  • Rucksacks
  • Spare parts + pump
  • Handycam


Purpose:

  • Spread awareness about fuel-efficient transportation, global warming, alternate fuel sources.
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Fun!


Budget:

  • 25,000 for new cycles + ??? for spare-parts and riding equipment (helmets, pads and the like)
  • 6,000 for GPS receiver
  • 8,000-10,000 for food, lodging and other essentials
  • ??? Handycam for rent


ASIDE:

We are all Physics students. We will build a mobile charger and a handycam charger to be connected to the cycle so that we can charge our devices. This will show people alternate methods of generating power. Offshoot: exercise-bikes that act as power generators for small equipment (eg. battery powered LED lights).


Duration:

7 days to Goa + 7 days back + 2-3 days in Goa


Plan:

There is one prominent village/town/city every 80-140 kms on the Highway. These will be used for nightly stop-overs, rest and replenishing food supplies.

Therefore, average distance covered a day will be 100-110 kms.


Note:

The new cycles and GPS receiver will be returned to Life Unlimited for future participants.


(We know this isn’t the most polished of proposals, but you will identify with us: we‘ve had exams for one and a half months and today was Journal submission!)