Greetings Good Humans! You have found us!
WERC stands for WORKOUT, ENDURANCE, and RACING.
Workout - trainer rides, pain face, and pools of sweat.
Endurance - brevets, multi-day touring and scratched bikes.
Racing - self-explanatory don't you think!
We are a fun, social, organised and committed cycling club. WERC was founded in May 2017 by a group of like-minded cycling enthusiasts in Mangalore. It is a registered cycling club under the society's act.
Our objective is simple, to encourage a culture of competitive cycling, among the cycling community in the coastal and interior regions of Karnataka. Our goal is to elevate talented local cyclists to the national & international cycling stage, and participate in races, brevets, tours, etc.
If all this sounds good to you, then join us on our adventures and experience the thrills of biking like never before.
Team WERC strives to bring a positive approach to the way a cyclist rides, be it morning rides, trainer workouts, races, brevets or tours, and make this a holistic experience to achieve the rider’s goals.
Just riding the bike for miles together isn’t complete unless the rider takes care of core fitness, hydration, nutrition & the rest which are as important as the base miles a rider puts through. Training sessions at WERC typically include beach workouts, trainer rides and weekend group rides.
Typically, 2 days in a week at Tannirbavi beach front. Workouts begin with warm-up, about 3 km of beach run, 3 sets of exercise, followed by cool down. These sessions start at 6:00 am, and last for a duration of 60 to 90 minutes.
WEEKEND GROUP RIDES
With so much great countryside just on our doorstep, there’s no better way to explore than just going for a bike ride. WERC invites you to weekend rides of rolling terrains and climbs in and around Mangalore, distances of approximately 50 - 100 km. Rides are announced each week on the WERC WhatsApp group, so check there for the route, departure time and who’s leading the ride.
Bring out the competitive spirit in yourself! WERC organises and participates in competitions like races, criteriums & time trials, where you can test your riding skills with other riders.
Challenge yourself! Climb the equivalent of Mount Everest in one month! Beat your own personal record on some of the most challenging segments! WERC organizes these challenges on a regular basis, designed to push you further, higher, faster. You can do these activities at your own time and convenience.
HYBRIDS & TOURS
Being lovers of climbs and with imposing mountains just a short drive away, we will carry our bikes and spin up the gradients huffing and puffing from the mountain's base! One-day hybrid rides will be announced regularly on WERC's WhatsApp groups and the events section of WERC's Facebook page, along with the destination and particulars.
We plan to organise multi-day tours once in four months. Some of the scenic destinations include Chikmagalur, Coorg, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu.
No better way to explore a country than on a bike. WERC will put together once in a year international cycling tours to scenic destinations such Bhutan, Burma, Taiwan, etc.