• Jaipur 101

Travel & Adventure Industry in the advent of Covid 19


Like numerous other industries right now our Adventure travel & hospitality industry seems to be the worst hit at the time of this global pandemic. Yet on the positive side of things, given the nature of our work, dealing with a crisis of any level falls directly under the core competency of each individual from this Industry.


As of 25 April 2021, we are stopping all our tours until the restrictions are lifted by the authorities. We will be introducing self guided tours to all our bike rental customers for free.

We are offering our weekly & monthly bike rental services through free home delivery and hourly & daily rentals at our store between 0600 AM to 0900 AM.




Taking cognizance into the COVID-19 Emergency in Jaipur we are taking all precautions to ensure health & safety of our team, customers and the entire community.

In this article we have described all Covid-19 standards & practices being followed at all cycling and adventure services at Bikepacking India.


Cycles delivered at home - Out of Door (OOD) Service


We are introducing Out of Door bicycle rental service as part of our many COVID - 19 preparations. We are offering limited time free home delivery on our monthly & weekly bike rentals & out of door handovers at our store (at the curb) for hourly and daily rentals.


Our bikes, helmets & other accessories are washed and sanitized after each use, all contact parts in the cycles are sprayed with alcohol based sanitized before handing over the bicycles.

Zero Touch Practice will be followed to ensure minimum physical exchange. Our bikes are handed over after custom fitting the bike according to customer height & weight several hours in advance before delivery/ handover.


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Cycling in a lockdown (Reinvent Daily Practices)


All Bikepacking India staff follow a set pattern of general screenings, our mechanical staff are given paid sick leaves in case of any noticeable symptoms. Our screening & isolation policy also extends to the delivery partners & external teams that we hire for our operations.

All our store staff & our delivery partners, repeatedly undergo COVID - 19 training & counselling to ensure smooth following of all necessary procedures.


Employees are required to wear masks at all times & rubber gloves are available to use during handovers/ delivery.

All customers are required to cover their face with masks in accordance with all Govt. mandated guidelines. Customers can request for rubber gloves from our staff if required.

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Physical distancing: 6 feet is the benchmark for all operations including nature walks, bicycle rentals & cycling tours.

Customers are empowered to raise concern over any discrepancies relating to physical distancing.





Cleaning Procedures - Bicycle hygiene & beyond


Bikepacking India as an organisation has always given cleanliness & general hygiene a priority over expanding our daily operations. It has been one of the core values at


Bikepacking India mainly due to extensive focus on service and better functioning of our bikes. But at the same time it now favors us to counter this pandemic.





In addition to already placed cleaning & hygiene practices we have transformed our cleaning to COVID-19 sanitizing & disinfecting practices.



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  • Jaipur 101

The Jaipur International Triathlon - 2018 is just a few weeks later. The buzz around the event has captured the intrigue of the entire fitness community across India.


The event attracts fitness enthusiasts and hardcore triathletes alike. Yet there are a lot of people that are still a little confused about the format of the event.


Here are a few simple helpful tips to overcome your inhibitions about Triathlons FOREVER>>>



Choose category wisely.


This could be the first triathlon for a lot of people. Hence it is advisable to not push yourself beyond your threshold too much and pick the right category according to you current fitness.




Train Smart

As a Triathlete you need to focus on your core competency areas. You need to plan the whole race the way you would design a battlement.

If you can gain a few minutes in your swim/run/bike then focus on that particular area in your training.



Gear Up

Your gear can make or break your race.

No need to buy that fancy carbon frame bike for your first attempt at Triathlons. A hybrid that is compatible to you can do wonders for you.

Make sure your other gear is in pristine condition with this small check list.

  1. Running shoes

  2. Helmet

  3. Sunglasses

  4. Swimming goggles,

  5. Bike shoes (Optional)

  6. Wet suit



Swim More Often

Efficiency in water can give you an extra advantage. Save precious time and energy during the race.

All it takes is to work on your swimming technique and it can do wonders to your overall race performance.



Be Race Ready!

Make sure you have all your race preps sorted. Do attend the pre-event BIB Expo. Practice your transitions by doing a mock duathlon/triathlon once in a week. Remember, prepare from the sidelines to glory.


bikepackingIndia.com will be blogging twice a week with updates from the Jaipur International Triathlon-2018. Watch this space for more cycling related news/blogs/rental gear/expeditions.

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Cycling in India

Well, India is a special pouch of different amazing gems in the world for explorers, its rich and known for its culture and landscapes and the hospitality. And exploring on a bicycle it's one of the best ways to live and experience it.

It's been ages when people are traveling on a bicycle some do it cover distance where some do it for a leap of faith and some just love the life on the road.


How to Bike Travel in India?

Depending on different studies and experiences we have created this blog to help you to find your way.

If you plan your tour here are the few things you need to know before you start.

Everything depends on your time and your comfort zone.

I know people who have done touring on basic cycle and where people who feel their comfort zone start a 1000$ cycle. That's not wrong or being an idiot on both sides.

It's just touring is not a race. So, in the end, it doesn't matter what bicycle or equipment you choose, you are here for fun.



Your Bike

Find a bike which according to your height and comfort. It might be a touring bike or just another MTB/hybrid bike.

You can make changes in it, some people prefer front suspension where some replace it with a rigid fork, even some prefer to tour on a carbon frame cycle!


Panniers and Racks

Depending on how long you plan your tour. Most of the people use both front and rear rack including four panniers two small sizes in front and two large sizes at the rear for the setup as they plan a cross-country tour or covering multiple countries but they carry most of they carry everything with them, including tent to sleep and small camping kitchen items and supplies to cook whatever they want.


A set-up, best fit for your Tour

Another option is you can fix a rear rack with two large panniers and additional one duffel or dry gear bag on the top, you can fix the tent with the dry gear bag on the of the rack. You can even use a backpack and tie it up on a rack. Which is an easy going option for touring.


Camping Gear

Choose your Tent and sleeping bag according to the terrain and weather conditions. And if your comfort zone doesn't allow you to sleep in a tent go with the nearest hotel or home-stay.

If you decide to camp on your tour, you save some money and sleep in some crazy places. If not camping or hotels, you can sleep at monasteries and temples on your way.

Prefer to buy an all season tent and it will be best if it is lightweight.

Choose your sleeping bag according to the temperature and weight.

Food and Kitchen

Depending on the area you are planning to make a tour you can pack your food supplies, don’t take your stove until you love cooking while camping or you're are planning to visit a remote area!

You can get food is every part of India whether it is up in the Himalayas on Manali - Leh highway or hot Rajasthan towards Jaisalmer!

But always carry ready to eat supplies as chocolate or energy bars and maybe some dry fruits!


Electronics

Electronics are a major part of our day to day lifestyle. They come in handy in bike packing too if packed smartly. They can help in capturing your favorite moments as well as can help you get out of sketchy situations.



Phone/Camera/GPS

The author suggests that you carry a very basic phone if you are carrying a Camera and some other electronic devices. Carrying a very simple phone that is sturdy gives you an advantage of running for weeks with a single charge and better reception in remote areas.

If one chooses to carry only a smartphone for all their needs it is of utmost importance that they choose that one gadget very carefully. There are phones that are specifically made for adventure and prove to be a lifesaver.


Solar Panel

Once you are out on the trails, there's very less certainty that you will ever want to get back into civilization very soon. Sure not soon enough for your cell phone battery to suffice. There are bike specific solar panels with inbuilt chargers.

These panels come with inbuilt charging adapters/batteries that you can use to replenish your lithium veins.



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