The Patta 150 Challenge
On July 1st, 2023, the Patta Cycling Team invites riders globally to join in a monumental ride of 150km - the Patta 150 Challenge. Coinciding with Keti Koti, we ride not just in celebration, but also in remembrance of the abolition of slavery.Our homage is deeply rooted in the resilience of Suriname's people, who, following the 1863 abolition of slavery, bore an additional decade of unpaid and forced labor before finally achieving freedom in 1873.
The Patta 150 isn't just a physical challenge; it's an embodiment of the spirit of unity and empowerment that shone through 150 years ago. This is an opportunity for us, as a collective, to push forward, pedalling together on a journey that knows no geographic bounds.You can face this challenge solo or with your team. Your ride, your rules. Our shared goal is to stand in solidarity with the resilient souls who paved the way for us.
Acknowledging our diverse band of riders, we've included more accessible distances of 50km and 100km. We want everyone to be able to participate in this significant event. No specific route is required. Wherever you are, however you choose to ride, the goal is to cover the distance on this special day. We'll be connected in spirit, and through our ride tracking app, Komoot. Log your journey, track your progress, and stand tall as part of a network of riders participating in this challenge. Gear up and join the Patta Cycling Team in this momentous ride.