Motorcycle safety is critical for the biking community. Riding with the right gear on roads is imperative & ensures that a rider has adequate protection while riding; be it within the city or on the track. We as riders respect safety guidelines that are not only beneficial to us but to our fellow commuters on the road. Biking with the right motorcycle gear not only saves us from any potential dangers but may even inspire regular commuters to at least purchase a sturdy helmet. Riding in proper formation while riding in a group, hand signals, ensuring that you aren’t riding under substance influence, a thorough bike health check, ensuring you have a first aid kit with you at all times, are some of the very many riding procedures that are mandatory for bikers to follow.
Keeping in mind the importance of healthy & safe biking, the Bike Festival of India aims to create awareness on safe riding by organizing a safety ride to begin on 31st August 2014. The ride will comprise of bikers from across the country who will ride from various cities for a unanimous promotion of safe riding. A bunch of chosen ‘STAR’ riders will ride across the length and breadth of country spreading the message of ‘Safe Riding’. To be flagged off from Delhi, the BFI safety ride is a month long ride; with the journey being divided into four sections and will end on 28th September 2014 at Delhi. The Riders will cover 8000+ kms and meet up with various motorcycle clubs across the country. BFI will organize a ‘Brotherhood Safety Meet’ across following cities, where various motorcycle clubs will meet and greet the STAR Riders: (cities can be shown on map as well)
Segregated into four teams, each team will be riding one section of the journey. The teams are as mentioned below:
- Route 1: New Delhi to Pune
- Rahul Sharma – New Delhi
- Rohan Monga – New Delhi
- Route 2: Pune to Chennai
- Jaspreet Aiden – Mumbai
- Venkat Raman – Mumbai
- Route 3: Chennai to Kolkata
- Urvashi Patole – Pune
- Sheetal Bidaye – Mumbai
- Route 4: Kolkata to New Delhi
- Anjaly Rajan – Ahmedabad
- Pratish Ambekar – Mumbai
India’s cricket legend and bike aficionado, MS Dhoni is the face of the Bike Festival of India. He owns the only Hellcat in the whole of Asia along with a range of other super bikes. Being a passionate biker himself, MS Dhoni owns a Ducati, Harley Davidson, Ninja Kawasaki, Yamaha Thundercat, Enfield Mechismo & a Yamaha RXZ-135. MS Dhoni will be present at the end of the Safety Ride to felicitate the riders with a badge & certificate that shall be a lifetime memory with the riders.
Ride Safe! Ride Happy!
Click Here to know the Travel Route and Updates on the Safety Ride.