Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge
Together we did it again: we made a new record in total cycled distance. Previous best was 69,084km from 2016. This year we did around 10,000 km more. Congratulations to all participants!
We also made a new record in total number of participants. Previous best was 200 participants in 2016. This year we have 14 participants more. We were cycling in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Asia and Africa!
Take a look into the photos further below.
Results June 1 to June 30 (last updated: July 31) - 78,939 km (50,723 miles), 214 participants in 26 countries on 6 continents
Results June 1 to June 30 (last updated: July 28) - 78,839 km, 213 participants in 26 countries on 6 continents
Results June 1 to June 30 (last updated: July 20) - 78,383 km, 212 participants in 26 countries on 6 continents
Results June 1 to June 30 (last updated: July 6) - 75,680 km, 207 participants in 25 countries on 6 continents
Results June 1 to June 30 (last updated: July 3) - 71,648 km, 186 participants in 25 countries on 6 continents
Results June 1 to June 29 - 50,970 km, 144 participants in 23 countries on 4 continents
Results June 1 to June 26 - 43,456 km, 138 participants in 23 countries on 4 continents
Results June 1 to June 25 - 41,931 km, 136 participants in 23 countries on 4 continents
Results June 1 to June 22 - 35,981 km, 121 participants in 23 countries on 4 continents
Results June 1 to June 20 - 32,027 km, 111 participants in 23 countries on 4 continents
Results June 1 to June 18 - 26,652 km, 96 participants in 21 countries on 3 continents
Results June 1 to June 17 - 19,992 km, 79 participants in 19 countries on 3 continents
Results June 1 to June 16 - 18,780 km, 78 participants in 18 countries on 3 continents
Results June 1 to June 15 - 14,139 km, 69 participants in 17 countries on 3 continents
Results June 1 to June 14 - 10,204 km, 56 participants in 15 countries on 3 continents
Results June 1 to June 11 - 6947 km, 45 participants in 12 countries on 3 continents
Results June 1 to June 8 - 3722 km, 31 participants in 10 countries
Results June 1 to June 6 - 1471 km, 21 participants
June 2017 - Month of Cycling
Take part in a global Cycling Challenge that stretches over the whole month of June. For the past five years, this event 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. 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.
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 ([email protected]) or skype (dejan_maksimovic). You can send results daily, weekly or the total distance at the end. Results are posted on this page and updated regularly as they arrive.
Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge: International Month of Cycling 2017. Poster by Hrishikesh, Bulgaria.
See below photos that participants in this year's Month of Cycling have made during their rides and shared with us.
Cycling Joy Day on island Krk, Croatia.
Seattle girls went all-enthustiastic about the Cycling Challenge.
They had a few rides together ...
... and often visited the statue of Sri Chinmoy in the harbour.
Rupasi (l.), Ravipriya, Jagadambika, Stota, Vigra and Madina (r.) had a lot of fun cycling in Seattle, WA, USA.
Anastasia Klink cycled between Winterthur and Rapperswil (Switzerland) and made this soulful photo on the Zurich lake-shore.
From May 29 to June 3, 2017 Vilas Silverton from Bristol, UK challenged himself by undertaking a 1650km cycling-tour where he averaged almost 300km/day. This photo shows him at the start.
Vilas in front of Joseph Wright monument in Iron Gate, Derby, England.
Vilas and "Scotland welcomes you".
Vilas making friends on the way.
Kedar Misani made this selfie after cycling 27km in Zurich, Switzerland, on the first day of the Cycling Challenge 2017.
Krzysztof and Jan cycling in Warsaw, Poland.
Vandaniya and Milan in Baska, Croatia.
Muniya Haskova cycled 105km on the streets of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Prabhata Schrader was cycling around Salzburg, Austria and shared many beautiful photos from his rides.
One of them shows the rainbow over Attersee.
The same Attersee on a beautiful day.
An Austrian castle.
Hanging over the flowing water.
Fountain and the lake.
Salzburger-Land, evening on Untersberg mountain.
Prabhata refreshing himself with saint-blessed water.
The same waterfountain in Marktschallenberg (Germany) Prabhata visited again during his 107km night ride on June 25.
Prabhata Schrader around 3 a. m. at the fountain.
An Austrian mountain village.
No comment needed to this photo made by Prabhata Schrader.
And the day ends...
Aklanta Raabe from Mannheim, Germany in a MTB race in Black Forest. In June 2017 Aklanta mountain-cycled total of 340km climbing over 10,000 hight-meters.
Andrey Vinogradov cycled total of 2567km in Chelyabinsk, South Ural, Russia. He sent this photo of a double rainbow he encountered on the way.
Double rainbow left ... and right. Progress-promise.
On his night-ride home...
.. Andrey made this selfie while waiting on the train to pass.
Andrey prefers cycling on country roads and making long rides...
... outside the city. South Ural can be harsh. You have to carry your water and your equipment for all conditions.
For example, this is how it looks like in winter.
Andrey cycling in winter.
In Macedonia cycling is much easier. Weather is mild and there are a lot of ripe fruits around the roads. Rade and Vlatko plucking plums near Skopje, Macedonia.
Swan family, photo by Joana Ferreira, cycling in the forest area around Augsburg.
Swans resting by the water.
Angikar cycling on Kopaonik mountain, Serbia, July 25.
Angikar making selfies with the mountain.
Goran Vidovic cycled with friends near Chicago, USA, ...
... and took this beautiful photo.
View forward from my bicycle, by Goran Vidovic.
Kedar Misani in Zurich, after crossing the 1000km milestone.
Vilas in a flax field.
Nadegda Shabanova (64) from Cheboksary, Russia, cycled 100 km on the Assault Air bike.
Igor Rotari cycled 752km in Chisinau, Moldova.
Kedar at the end of the last day of June 2017. The goal is won!
Tatiana Bogdanova cycled 166km in Stavropol, Russia.
Hillola sends greetings to all participants of Cycling Challenge from Irkutsk, Russia.
Nikita was also cycling in Irkutsk, Russia. Photo was made on a bad-weather day.
Natalia was cycling in Angarsk, Russia...
... and had to solve certain mechanical problems.
Hutashan was cycling on the last day of June and saw this rainbow.
He caried the rainbow in his heart all the way back home, where he arrived at 23:10 in pitch dark night. His bike can now o to rest - the Month of Cycling is over. Hutashan did 1500km in June 2017.
Prague cyclists did together more than 3100 km in June 2017 (goal obviously inspired by the 3100-Mile Race). And they celebrated the end of this year's Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge with a cake (photo by Viharin).