JP Amaral

With his positive expertise and enthusiasm JP is really good in convincing others about the benefits and joy of cycling. In 2010 he co-founded the successful Bike Anjo Network in Sao Paulo , which has now more then 1200 volunteers. In the coming two years he will focus on making cycling more attractive and on building a good relationship between the new Mayor of Sao Paulo and the cycling population. In 2018 he will shift his focus towards partnerships with business to create bike-to-work campaigns.

A member of Valsad Racer Group(VRG), a group of runners and cyclists working towards bringing awareness about running and cycling. Bhairavi has formed a team of cyclists who will help her in her future plans. She is also looking for collaboration with schools, colleges, local organisations and the government to promote and educate around cycling.

What is your mission?

To re-create the positive image of cycling in São Paulo.

What challenges to you face?

The political scenario in Brazil comes with a lot of conservative and ideological beliefs, which affect cycling policies that were implemented in São Paulo in the last years. The size of the problems of a city as São Paulo also demands big solutions as to exponentiate cycling.

What is you mission?

To engage children and youth for the positive image of cycling in São Paulo via a Junior Bicycle Mayor contest and Bikes Kids Festival.

What can the other countries learn from your country?

How to engage different stakeholders, such as businesses, and potential cyclists (and not only cyclists) to promote cycling.

Would you like to have a Bicycle Mayor in your city too?