The Woodstock of biking festivals is back.
India Bike Week is the first and only festival in India, built around bikes, bikers and music. The first edition in 2013 saw 6,500 bikers and biking enthusiasts roar into the festival grounds at Vagator, Goa, on February 2 and 3. The weekend festival hosted live bands, DJs, cage fighters, race tracks, stunt zones and more.
India Bike Week 2014, to be held in Goa again, is going to be larger and louder, with over 10,000 people expected to attend over January 17 and 18. This is where every true blue biker will be, bonding over motorcycles and creating great memories.
Music and motorcycles go together, hand-in-hand. Which is why we have lined up some absolutely fantastic acts for you, across three stages - live, acoustic and EDM. Whatever be the kind of music that rocks you, we've got it.
Full Contact Championship 9
The Full Contact Championship gets the best Mixed Martial Artists from across the country together to give you some bone-crushing action. This is not for the weak-hearted. Introducing lady fighters for the very first time at India Bike Week
Custom, Vintage & Mod Bikes
If customizations and modifications excite you, this is where you need to be. A carefully curated selection of modified and customized motorcycles will be on display at the Display Zone during the festival.
This is where six of the best motorcycle builders in India take on the task of creating a new motorcycle in two categories - Chopper and Others. The builders will be given identical bikes and 4 weeks to complete the build. They, then, finish the final build in a matter of two days - live, in front of IBW bikers.
Bikini Bike Wash Bar
Let the Bikini Wash girls give your motorcycle the TLC it deserves, while you down your poison at the bar and watch motorcycle films on the video wall.
The IBW Stunt Zone will have the best stunters from across the world showing us how their motorcycles are really just an extension of their bodies. Also introducing the Stunt Ballet - choreographed stunt competition!
Who said motorcyclists don't love shopping? And we're making sure you don't have to step out of the festival grounds to do your shopping. The IBW Flea Market is where you will find what you're looking for.
Your motorcycles need fuel and you need yours, to keep going. Drop by at The Dhaba at India Bike Week to dig your teeth into a range of lipsmacking food from around the country.
Enduro Riding School
If you love taking your bike off the beaten path, you might do well to come to our Enduro School first. Learn the secrets to riding better off-road with tips from the experts.
The Howling Dog Bar
The Howling Dog Bar at India Bike Week is where you can hang out and shoot the breeze with your biker buddies, make new friends, swap stories - all over a few drinks.
I should honestly confess that when I felt like writing on "My best friend", I was happy and sad at the same time. Unhappy for the reason that i thought that I don`t have something more significant to write, hence trying to write on something as cliche as this. Happy because I felt writing on this would be quite easy and enjoyable as I have a lot of friends. So, with this feeling, I finally sat down to write on this yesterday. I picked up a pen and with my so-called confidence, I tried to write the first word. To my surprise, I felt a sudden sense of anxiety and discomfort.. I kept struggling with them and finally it resulted in the question which I asked to myself "who is my best friend?".
And then, in my thoughts I went back in my life and tracked my journey similarly to that scene in "Dil Chahta Hai" where Aamir Khan tracks his life's journey in his thoughts while sitting in the opera hall. Oh my God! Every friend I stopped at, made me feel that he is certainly a good friend of mine, but a best friend? I was unsure of that answer. I don't know whether it is due to my cynicism towards life or the fact that I really don't have a best friend. The possibility of cynicism cannot be ruled out, after all what is cynicism? To me it is the excessively careful attitude towards life so that we make a better future for ourselves according to the conventions of society. We become serious instead of becoming sincere. I can't blame my friends. They were all good and trustworthy. But me, poor me! I just could not trust.
Cynicism has its required effects. While I was sadly pondering on this, suddenly a sort of revelation or insight (a common term in advertising language) occurred to me. Is my bike not my best friend? It has stayed with me for the past 8 years faithfully. Always took me to the destination on time, sometimes even said to me "Boy, you are biking a lot. A little walk is good too." And then I profoundly realized my bike has been an inseparable part of my life. It is a part of my identity. A part of my sense of being. Guess this is what Jean Paul Sartre referred to when he talked about ‘Existentialism'. In fact, at the risk of sounding emotionally absurd, I would say that it took on itself all the hurt of the accidents that happened with me while riding the bike. She got hurt while I was always safe.
Yes, my bike is my best friend and after completing this note, I am going to update my Facebook status as…
Thanks for not letting me alone and being there for me always as my best friend.