Vallabhaneni satyanarayana General secretary and founder of Active Bicyclers Association and a Journalist.
August - September, 2007.This was the yatra that provided inspiration tier start of the cycling mission. He was one of the
participants in the 100-member adventurous cycling mission organized fromKulu Manali to South Pole via Rohtang Pass and 1,ch covering 600 km, going up 17500 feet height. These were the missions that inspired him to take up promotion of cycling as a pride among the young generation.
The ACTIVE BICYLERS ASSOCIATION (ABA), are a group of youth actively engaged in promoting cycling as a pride with environmental and health consciousness. Launched on 09.09.09 and registered with the Andhra Pradesh government (registrations department) in 2010, ABA is also affiliated to Nehru Yuva Kendra, Vijayawada (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India) and Krishna District Youth Welfare Department (Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Youth Services).
National Mission of Active Bicyclers Association :
Our mission is to spread the “cycle for health” message while also learning and experiencing the variety things at different places in the country. All through our journey, we convey and explain our appeals to the local officials with a request to take up the movement, join the movement and support the movement.
Their new mission is to cycle from Kanyakumari to Kashmir (Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir), thus covering the entire country.
Activities of Active Bicyclers Association :
They have conducted many cycling missions involving students, youths and some VIPs.
2. Vijayawada city to Guntur city in Andhra Pradesh with a participation of 17 members on 17th and 18th January 2010, covering 100 kilometers to and fro.
3. Vijayawada city to Chirala town in Prakasam district with a participation of 20 members from February 12 to 15th, covering 220 kilometers to and fro.
4. Cycle rally within Vijayawada city with 20 participants to mark the Science Day celebrations on February 28th, 2010, covering 20 km. Founder and president of Jana Vignana Vedika, Dr. Murali and Dr. Brahrna Reddy participated in cycling after formally inaugurating.
5. A cycle rally from Vijayawada city to Nuzvidu town in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh with 17 members on March 13 and 14, covering 120 kilometers.
6. Cycle rally within Vijayawada city with a participation of 25 members on 11th April, 2010,. covering 25 kilometers. Encouraged by the response, Hon'ble District Minister K Parthasarathy cycled for some distance after formally inaugurating the rally.
7. Cycle rally in Vijayawada in Krishna district and Tadepalli in Guntur district on 22nd April, 2010, to mark the earth day celebrations. A total 100 participated in the 50 km rally.
8. Cycle rally within Vijayawada city to mark the World Environment Day on June 5. with a participation of 25 members for 20 kilometers.
9. Cycle Rally for 25 kilometers in Vijayawada jayawada city involving 40 students from famous Loyola College on July 10, 2010. Lawyer Ch Ajay Kumar, who is the president of Bezwada Bar Association) also participated in cycling.
10. 30 km cycle rally within Vijayawada city, beginning from NTR University of Health Sciences, involving 25 students from Abhyasa School, Vijayawada. Then vice-chancellor of the University of Health Sciences, Professor AV Krishnam Raju inaugurated the rally and participated in cycling for some time as a token of encouragement and inspired the participants.
1 To create traffic awareness among people in Vijayawada, we collaborated with students of the city police and the SRR and CVR Government Junior and Degree Colleges and organized cycle rally with 35 participants for 25 kilometers.
12. On Telugus famous Dussera festival from 13th to 15th October, 2010, a cycle rally was conducted from Vijayawada city to Buddhist town of Amaravati in Guntur district, with 20 participants, covering nearly 100 kilometers.
13. To mark the Libraries' week celebrations in November 2010, a cycle rally was organized within Vijayawada city covering about 25 kilometers on November 17,2010, with a unique slogan: "Cycle for health and environment and use libraries to enhance your knowledge".
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