Vroom vroom! The India Bike Week is here again after a three-year break and one must be wondering what all is happening. Well, there are some interesting things to look out for at the event.
IBW 2022 features five different race tracks, Wheelie Training, Biker’s Mart (Indoor & Outdoor Expo), Big Trip sessions, Ladakh Tent, the Club Village, Jameson’s Howling Dog Bar, and a lot more.
The 8th edition that is already on from today is organized in association with PETRONAS Sprinta. Till tomorrow, December 3, the IBW will see some heart-racing and dare-devil events.
RIDES AND RACES
As part of IBW 2022 there are five tracks and races which the motor enthusiasts will get to experience. It includes 'Hill Climb' hosted in partnership with CEAT. Whoever, reaches the fastest on top of a hill wins the race.
'Mud Rush' is a fun race that requires the rider to ride across the loose sand with a few crazy twists and twirls.
While, the Flat Track, requires the bikers ride, slide and race, using their skill of balancing man and machine around an oval dirt track.
The Adventure Flow Track is an obstacle course designed for ADV bikes while the Dirt Dash is the place to test one’s mastery over dirt and slush.
The winners will get trophies, certificates, cash prizes and exciting motoring accessories.
SKILLS, SESSION AND MORE
For those who want to learn a few skills from the absolute masters of dirt, there is a wide variety of track sessions to sign up for.
Vishakh from BAR Academy will conduct a one-hour Enduro sessions to master the gnarly hill trail. Nelly from ProDirt Adventure, Motofarm & FMAE Motopark will coach people on 3 other tracks – Adventure Track, Flow track and the Dirt Dash -- for Moto Cross and dirt enthusiasts.
The registration for the races and sessions is live now on register.indiabikeweek.in.
CHAI PAKODA RIDES
The on-going IBW Chai Pakoda Rides presented by PETRONAS Sprinta is a platform to ride, connect and celebrate with the biking community around the country. It is hosted on Sunday mornings across 30 cities pan India, with the idea of meeting like-minded people over a short breakfast ride and hopefully forge new friendships within the motorcycling community. The IBW team hopes these rides will encourage the community to get on their bikes for the annual Great Migration to Goa and make full use of the RIDE TO IBW support system in partnership with KoGo, going live on Nov 20. The biggest motorcycle brands such as KTM, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, etc have confirmed their participation as well.
The Ladakh Tent will feature the Rodcast Tent, Beer Garden, Jameson Black Barrel Bar, a viny collection, singer-songwriters, and Open Mic sessions from the community.
In the last 2 decades, people and institutions who have built the subculture of motorcycling and who hold the legacy of the Indian moto scene will be part of the Moto League 2022. This league will host conversations with biker cafes, the original motorcycling clubs and adventure bike trip organisers.
Shirshendu Banerjee (Shandy), one of India’s only International Award Winning podcaster on motorcycling - The Biker Radio Rodcast - will record live at IBW 2022. Shandy will interview riders, travellers and builders at the Rodcast Tent.
The festival invites individuals and communities to share their own uniquely individual stories at IBW. Jameson Connect at Howling Dog Bar will feature a Motography Show by riders followed by a Mod Bike Show, a platform to display and talk about custom-built machines.
Personalities like Murtaza Junaid, Yogi Chabaria, Marco Rosetto Founder Mini GP India, Shardul Sharma, one of India’s first participant to the Red Bull Romaniacs and others will come together and share their stories, experiences & passion for riding at various sessions.
Artist will get a chance to showcase their art or collaborate to co-create IBW Merchandise. This year, the Collectors' Corner will showcase the amazing superbike collection by JS Films and has scheduled a Fan Meet at IBW 2022.
MUSIC AT IBW
Love adventure and music too? Don’t worry the India Bike Week has a Steller line-up of artists that includes Lagori and Teri Miko as headline acts, Easy Wanderlings & DJ Mojo Jo Jo on the Main Stage, DJ Unnayaana & Uday Benegal for Ladakh Tent and DJ Ayesha Pramanik for the Jameson Howling Dog Bar.
FOOD AND FEST
This year’s special attraction at the IBW is 'The Big Forkers Meat Fest', a section dedicated to the art of curing, grilling, smoking and barbecuing meats in India.
From Goan Chorizo to whole hog roasts, spit roasts, fire & meat displays, churrascarias, tawa and tandoor from the best pit masters from across the county - Chef Aal (Nagaland), Chef Arjun Sikdar (Goa) Chef Geoff (Canada), Chef Oneal (Kochi) and Chef Chris (Goa).
The Eat Street will feature 10 other local Goan caterers and food trucks featuring typical IBW staples on their menu.
The IBW will support 'Ride to IBW' digital support system, Kayakin’ Rides with Sahasea, Secret Trails ride with the Goa Motorcycling Club to explore the hidden gems of Goa and Flavours of Goa ride with Chef Marlon, after parties and brunches. Each of these will have exciting activities for participants.
WHEN: December 2, 2022 to December 3, 2022
WHERE: Vagator, Goa