In June 2016, 200 members of Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team and their friends have cycled almost 70,000 km as part of the Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge. For the past few years, this challenge has given our members around the world opportunity to join together in a fun project, and to get joy from following each other's progress.
The rules are very simple - during the month of June, you can ride wherever you like, with whomever you like. Ride in a soulful and joyful consciousness, and be happy! Send your name, place where you cycled and the distance crossed to Vandaniya, Zurich, by SMS (+41 77 444 55 65), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or skype (dejan_maksimovic). You can send results daily, weekly or the total distance at the end. Partial results are posted on this page and updated regularly as they arrive. See the final results for this year below. And plan joining next year (June 2017 - International Month of Cycling)...
This year's poster was designed by Hrishikesh, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge
June 2016 - Month of Cycling
This year we were cycling in 23 countries on four continents (Europe, N. America, S. America and Australia). Total number of participants was 200 - which is higher than any previous year (last year 176). Total cycled distance is 69,084 km, also higher than any previous year (last year 60,005km).
CONGRATULATIONS and a big THANK YOU to all participants around the world! Until the next year - June 2017, enjoy your cycling!
Final resluts June 1 to June 30 - 69,084 km, 200 participants (final update July 20, 2016)
Separately: Men Women
Partial results as they were arriving:
Results June 1 to June 30 - 68,540 km, 200 participants (update July 13, 2016)
Results June 1 to June 30 - 68,162 km, 197 participants (update July 7, 2016)
Results June 1 to June 30 - 66,673 km, 197 participants (update July 5, 2016)
Results June 1 to June 30 - 64,325 km, 192 participants (last update July 4, 2016)
Results June 1 to June 30 - 59,917 km, 182 participants
Results June 1 to June 29 - 50,028 km, 142 participants
Results June 1 to June 28 - 43,044 km, 133 participants
Results June 1 to June 27 - 42,113 km, 133 participants
Results June 1 to June 26 - 39,534 km, 128 participants
Results June 1 to June 21 - 28,009 km, 110 participants
Results June 1 to June 20 - 25,861 km, 110 participants
Results June 1 to June 13 - 15,792 km, 100 participants
Results June 1 to June 11 - 9529 km, 84 participants
Results June 1 to June 10 - 8761 km, 78 participants
Results June 1 to June 8 - 5874 km, 53 participants
Results June 1 to June 7 - 4508 km, 50 participants
Results June 1 to June 5 - 3074 km, 43 participants
Results June 1 to June 4 - 788 km
This event is part of the Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge in which our members around the world encourage each other in cycling pursuits . You can see some of the other events from 2016 here Back to Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge 2016 page.
Photos received from participants of the 2016's Month of Cycling:
Ilvaka Nemcova (right) on her third Bayern cycling tour with Tirtha Voelckner (below). The two friends cycled 368 km along the Iller, Donau and Lech rivers in Bavaria, Germany.
Right: Ekalabhya and Vlatko cycling in Macedonia. They visited Lesockiot Monastery on June 6, 2016.
Below: Anete, Esmeralda, Gunthita, Hutashan and Ulugbek, cycling in Winterthur, Switzerland, June 5, 2016.
Right: Gunthita Corda, Winterthur, June 5, 2016.
Below: Hutashan Heer and Ulugbek Berdimurotov, Winterthur, June 05, 2016.
Right: Sri Chinmoy's song about cycling - on Hutashan's back.
Below: Kedar Misani, cycling in Zurich, Switzerland, June 7... and on the ferry from Horgen to Meilen (crossing Zurich lake), June 10, 2016.
Left: Todorka, Tanja and Kulesvari from Skopje, Macedonia.
Right: Anete Klavina, Winterthur, June 5, 2016. Just started training for her first triathlon.
Below: Anastasia Klink in front of the vegan restaurant ;the Sacred' in Zurich.
Right: Krasimir Yonkov leaving the restoran SACRED for a cycling tour, June 10, 2016.
Below: Pavel Machyniak, cycling in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Right: Anete and Anastasia in front of their home, going out for a ride, June 14, 2016.
Below: Vilas (r.), Dave (m.) and Garga (l.) on their 200km ride around Bristol, UK.
Right: Kedar Misani, Zurich, enjoying the last few hours of this year's Month of Cycling.
Below: Tejvan won 2nd place in 12-Hour Time Trial (National Championship). His total distance was 284 miles (457 km).
Right: Vilas took part in 330km (200 mile) Audax cycling event on June 25, 2016. Read the story here.
Left: Garga Chamberlain took part in a 202km Up the Downs hill race. Read the story here.
Below: Natalia Tikhonova from Angarsk, Russia.
Below: Marlen (l.), Helene and Magdalena (r.) cycled from Hamburg to Timmendorfer Beach and back to Luebeck in north Germany.
Right: They had a lot of fun and made some funny photos. Helene, Marlen and Magdalena (from left to right) at Timmendorfer Beach.
Below: And they were standing in the middle of the see, as you can clearly see on the map! Helene (l.) and Magdalena (r.).
Right: Aklanta Raabe in Bad Wildbad mountainbike race.
Below: Sandhani was cycling every night while guarding the 3100-Mile Race's track in Jamaica, New York. The 2016 edition of the world's longest certified race started on July 19 and finishes on August 9. You can see the photo-galleries here and here.