More than 100 cyclists took out a city ride on May 19, 2016 supporting the Dakshina Kannada bandh in protest against the ongoing Yettinahole water diversion project and the larger Netravathi river diversion project. The Mangalore Bicycle Club (MBC) organised the Save Netravathi Protest Ride and other cyclists in the city joined hands..
Ride commenced at 6 a.m. from City Corporation Office at Lalbagh and moved via Urvastore, Lady Hill, PVS Circle, Bunts’ Hostel, Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Hampankatta Circle, M.G. Road, and PVS Circle and culminated at the starting point. The ride covered about a distance of 12 km.