MARGAO: Come Sunday, November 8, 2020, a group of 25 women cyclists will be riding a 100-km distance, through some of the most scenic villages and beach belt of South Goa.

Aptly titled ‘Go Girls Go 100!’, this is first-ever 100-km, all-women cycling ride in Goa, and is organised by the Margao-based Xaxti Riders.

“A Century ride is always special for self-confidence. I am sure that this first-of-its-kind initiative by Xaxti Riders will not only encourage participants to push the limits but would inspire many other potential women cyclists,” explains ride coordinator Binota Nadkarni.

The easy-paced and fully-supported ‘Go Girls Go 100!’ will be flagged off from Margao at 5:30 am. The riders will be treated to a nourishing breakfast at halfway point. There will be Water Points at 30-km and 75-km each.

“Unlike other cycling challenges, ‘Go Girls Go 100!’ is absolutely free for the participants and we haven’t charged even for basic registration,” says Nadkarni.

Due to more-than-expected response and keeping in mind the ongoing Pandemic, Xaxti Riders had to restrict the ride participation at 25.

Xaxti Riders is a hugely-popular cycling club in South Goa. Over the years, it has built-up a sizeable biking community and has inspired a generation of young riders and cycling enthusiasts. It organises daily and weekend rides to induce fitness and reduce stress.