Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
At long last, we’re excited to kick off our 2022 cycling season with our second annual Sikh Cycling Club Hola Mohalla Ride! This year, we’re excited to hold our ride at the Sikh Gurdwara San Jose*.
Hola Mohalla is the traditional Sikh festival in late March ahead of Vaisakhi (the largest Sikh celebration on the calendar). Established by Guru Gobind Singh in the 18th century, Hola Mohalla follows the Indian celebration of Holi — renown as the festival of colors.
In 1701, Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, invited followers to come to Anandpur Sahib after the celebration of Holi to engage in mock battles and exhibitions of military skill and various athletic feats. The tradition has carried on until this day (you can read more about the history of Hola Mohalla here). In California, one of the largest Hola Mohalla celebrations is at the San Jose Gurdwara, and so we found no better place to have our ride than here!
Join us on Sunday, March 20 at 8 AM at the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose at 3636 Gurdwara Avenue, San Jose, CA. If you are new to Sikh Cycling Club, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Contact form.
We’re finalizing routes ahead of ride day. Route maps, navigation files and ride details will be provided our Sikh Cycling Club page on Strava.
Regardless of which route and pace you ride, please be mindful of your capabilities and understand that ultimately you are responsible for your safety. We try to support every rider but our capacity to do so is limited.
Please plan to arrive at the Gurdwara at 8:00 AM to be prepared to ride by 8:30 AM.
Looking forward to reuniting with you all and kicking off our cycling season! Please Contact Us with any questions.
*Sikh Cycling Club rides are recreational rides that are independently organized by community members. Cyclists take full responsibility for their participation and safety. This ride is not organized nor sponsored by Sikh Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose.