By Sudha Hariharan
World Bicycle Day on June 3 celebrates the joys of cycling. Professor Leszek Sibilski, a Polish social scientist working in the United States, led a grassroots campaign with his sociology class to promote a UN Resolution for World Bicycle Day, eventually gaining the support of Turkmenistan and 56 other countries.
It all began in 2018 when two friends Samarth Kholkar and Sandeep Mukherjee decided to come together to find an effective sustainable solution to promote tourism. With Sandeep’s exposure to Electric Vehicles in Europe and Samarth’s knowledge of the tourism industry in Goa, they launched ‘India’s first EV Tourism initiative’- BLive.
BLive offers unique, experiential, guided tours on electric bikes with an aim to promote sustainable tourism in India. Both Samarth and Sandeep believe that it is in discovering the hidden gems tucked away in quaint alleys, meeting the locals and reconnecting with the soul of a place that we truly come…