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Lonely Planet – Short Escapes (Bengaluru) | 2013
Art of Bicycle Trips organises day excursions to Nrityagram. One can ask for a customised trip or join an existing group…
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Lonely Planet Magazine | April, 2013
The theme of the Art of Bicycle Trips (ABT), based in Bangalore, is tourism on a bicycle. The gear – a suitable Trek mountain bicycle and helmet – and an experienced cyclist guide are privided by ABT. You bring along the basic stamina and desire to get off the couch.
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Economic Times | Nov 21, 2011
Till last year, Bangalore-based Pankaj Mangal was a regular, run-of-the-mill corporate executive with cookie cutter credentials: an engineering degree, followed by an MBA in marketing, both from Ahmedabad. In mid-2009, he got a job as a marketing analyst for Mu Sigma, an analytics firm, with a monthly salary of Rs 60,000. Little did he know that an innocuous weekend getaway would change his life completely.
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TimeOut Bengaluru Magazine | June 10, 2011
Grey skies and monsoon rains don’t bother cycling tour operator Pankaj Mangal all that much. Over the last year of running his company, The Art of Bicycle Trips, he’s found takers in all kinds of weather conditions.
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YourStory.in | May 25, 2011
In a conversation with YourStory.in Pankaj Mangal talks to us about the story behind Art of Bicycle Trips, his business model and expansion plans.
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The Times of India | February 21, 2011
TAKE A BIKE!
Fancy a slow journey of discovery that takes you through a panorama of cultural insights and steers your thought processes too? All it takes to get on this trip is a bicycle, a group of like-minded people and a path to explore.
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Business Today | March 20, 2011
Art of Bicycle Trips organises two tours – a 15-km tour on Sunday mornings across Victorian Bangalore and a 40-km trip to Nrityagram Dance Village on the outskirts. It is only a weekend hobby at present, but Mangal thinks the business can break even in the next 12 months.
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The Hindu | February 02, 2011
Three young men take off on their bicycles to Bhimeshwari over the weekend. That’s what most of Bangalore’s young people do on weekends all the time — get away.
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Deccan Herald | January 18, 2011
Happy days are here again as a group of young bicycle enthusiasts are silently and slowly reviving the love for bicycles in the IT capital of the country and turning the simple pleasure of bicycling into an attractive and healthy holiday alternative.
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DNA Bangalore | December 13, 2010
Cycle Along, as you take in B’lore’s Victorian past


Mid-day | December 08, 2010
Swap your bed for a bike ride this weekend that promises to make you a bit more informed about your city and state’s culture.
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