What’s with Goa and the bikers? One might ask.
Sun? Give me a break! We are in India, not in grey, overcast London.
Girls? Now you are talking. And that would seem to settle the argument.
Vagator, Goa is getting ready to host the India Bike Week 2014 from January 17 this coming year. India Bike Week (IBW) is a festival conceptualized and produced by Seventy EMG and television channel Fox Traveller and is termed as “India’s largest celebration of Bikers, Bikes, Music & entertainment”.
The organizers claim the upcoming event to be nothing less than “the Woodstock of Biking Festivals” and promise that it is going to be “bigger, badder and better” than all the previous versions. The gala will showcase never-seen-before machines, including, interestingly, a ‘Radial Chopper’, vintage bikes, Century Class’ of 100 year old bikes, custom bikes, racing bikes and mod bikes. There will be workshops, bars (oh yes!), Biker BBQ’s and the chance to interact with world famous biking legends like Ted Simon, Nick Sanders, and Sam Childers.
There will also be Mod Bike Competition with the country’s largest display of custom bikes and the judges’ panel will include some real big names in biking like the co-founder of Helmet Stories, Harsh Man Rai and legendary racer and editor of Bike India, Aspi Bhathena.
Musical soirée will be taken care of by no less than 20 bands and DJs including UK’s London Afrobeat Collective, Dualist Inquiry, Anish Sood and many more.
IBW 2014 will also host a “Loves Women Bikers Tent” which will include avid female bikers, singers and artistes like Anushka Manchanda and Pratichee Mohapatra, together with Sheetal Bidaye, her amazing Bikerni all women Biker Club, and global bike traveller Lorraine Chittock.
And at the top of it, you get the first glimpse of upcoming Harley Davidson Street 750 which will be showcased for the first time in India at the IBW.
So guys, there you have it – music, drinks, girls, and of course, bikes, a lot of them. What a way to start a year! So block your dates for 17th and 18th January!