8100km ride is In­dia’s long­est yet

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THE BIKE FES­TI­VAL Of In­dia (BFI), touted as the coun­try’s big­gest bik­ing event yet, kicked off with a na­tion­wide safety ride–the l ongest con­ducted i n In­dia till date. The event has been con­cep­tu­alised by Rhiti Sports, and is man­aged by Event Cap­i­tal, while Tri­umph Mo­tor­cy­cles is the of­fi­cial part­ner for the safety ride. It be­gan on Au­gust 31, and will cul­mi­nate at the BIC on Oc­to­ber 4, where the fi­nale of the Bike Fes­ti­val of In­dia will be staged over the week­end.

Eight rid­ers con­sist­ing of six male and two fe­male rid­ers are on the safety ride across In­dia, aim­ing to cre­ate aware­ness about stay­ing safe on a motorcycle. We got a chance to catch up with the rid­ers dur­ing their stopover at Tri­umph’s Pune show­room. The rid­ers say they are gen­er­at­ing aware­ness about safe rid­ing through friendly dis­cus­sions with lo­cal rid­ing groups they meet, rather than dis­courses or lec­tures.

Ikjot Singh, VP of Event Cap­i­tal, claims that the first edi­tion of the Bike Fes­ti­val of In­dia will be un­like any­thing motorcycle en­thu­si­asts in the coun­try have ever seen. The fi­nale is ex­pected to be at­tended by over 120 bik­ing clubs, while the In­dian cricket team’s cap­tain, Ma­hen­dra Singh Dhoni, known for his pas­sion for mo­tor­cy­cles, is the face of the event.

The two-day fes­ti­val will fea­ture events in­clud­ing cir­cuit races, drag races, stunt cham­pi­onships to name a few, and the or­gan­is­ers hope to pro­mote mo­tor­cy­cling cul­ture in the coun­try through the BFI.

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