Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
We’re excited to kick off our 2023 cycling season with our third annual Sikh Cycling Club Hola Mahalla Ride! This year, we’re excited to hold our ride in the Sacramento area, riding from Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento to the first ever Hola Mahalla Nagar Kirtan at the newly constructed Bradshaw Gurdwara Sahib.
Hola Mahalla 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 Mahalla 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.
Join us on Sunday, March 26 at 8:30 AM at the Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento at 2301 Evergreen Avenue, West Sacramento, CA. We’ll ride 45 miles round trip on the American River Bike Trail and on city roads to Bradshaw Gurdwara Sahib to partake in the first ever Nagar Kirtan at this newly constructed Gurdwara.
We hope you’ll join us in this celebration of the Sikh warrior spirit!
- 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 Sahib West Sacramento at 8:30 AM to be prepared to ride by 9:00 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 own participation and safety. This ride is not organized nor sponsored by Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento nor Bradshaw Gurdwara Sahib.