The Mumbai edition of the Chai and Pakoda ride saw over 500 bikers participate on Sunday morning. India Bike Week, India's largest motorcycle festival, organized the gathering, in association with Social Media Week.
IBW's ‘Chai & Pakoda' ride started from a suburban location in Mumbai to Parsi Da Dhaba, which is situated on NH 8, about 150 kms from Mumbai.
The Chai and Pakoda ride's aim is to gather bikers together regardless of the motorcycles they ride. It can range from Pulsars to Harley-Davidsons to KTMs to Triumphs and even superbikes.
The Mumbai bikers got their motorcycles out to join and meet like-minded people, enjoy good breakfast and celebrate. The participants came with their kids, office colleagues and friends.
Speaking about this year's Mumbai edition of the Chai & Pakoda ride, Martin da Costa, the CEO of 70 EMG said It was great to see the enthusiasm the Mumbai biking community has. IBW is not about brands or models, anyone with a passion for motorcycles and the love for the open road are welcome.
Shrijit Patil, one of the riders who has participated said by 8 o'clock in the morning, they had crossed 500 bikers and there were many who came just to show their support. It was one solid ride. Many Biker Clubs were represented.
He says the enthusiasm made it special for the third edition of IBW.
Over a Parsi breakfast of Kheema Pao, Chicken Cutlets & Acuri, bikers got busy planning for the upcoming event and how they would catch up in Goa.
The major highlight of the morning was the message by the organisers about the tickets going on sale for IBW 2015 from the 7th of October. The organisers are introducing an offer this year, where people have the opportunity to avail a special 5-hour-only early bird scheme to buy one ticket and get 50 percent off for the second one.
The organisers have decided that there will be no change in ticket prices and they will be priced at INR 3,000. The festival promises a lot more excitement than previous years.