Bangalore RD350 club organized a “Chai and Pakoda” breakfast run in Bangalore on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 to promote the upcoming India Bike Week. India Bike Week is the annual biking festival organised by Fox Traveller in association with Harley-Davidson with an aim to get the entire biking brotherhood together and promote awareness regarding the importance of helmet, risk-free riding and safety of women. This event is scheduled to happen on January 17th and 18th in Goa next year and will be a congregation of bikes, bikers, brands, customisers, bike and accessory manufacturers.
India Bike Week is a platform for bikers to meet renowned personalities, socialise with one another and to learn from each other. All of these amidst great entertainment is the perfect getaway for the biking fraternity around the country. In order to spread the word to a wider group of people, a bike run was organised from Nelamangala tollgate near Bangalore to Devarayana Durga hills (DD Hills). Irrespective of the bikes they owned, bikers turned up in large groups at the scheduled time for the flag off of the event. More than 250 enthusiastic bikers turned up for the event and we from team MotorBeam joined the pack of motorcycles in our humble TVS Apache RTR 180.
The event was flagged off at around 8:30 AM with a small briefing and after a short ride of about 20 kms on the national highway NH4, the bikers took a pit stop at Kamat restaurant for breakfast. The parking lot was surely pure bliss for the biking fanatics. Bikes such as the Harley-Davidson Iron 883, Yamaha YZF R6 Limited Edition, Honda CBR1000RR, Hyosung Comet, Yamaha RD350, Royal Enfield Bullet, KTM Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 650, Honda CBR150R, Bajaj Pulsar 220, Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS, Hero Karizma ZMR, Yamaha FZ, TVS Apache, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Shogun and many more were present for the event.
Upon completion of the breakfast, we continued towards Devarayana Durga hills in packs. This was another 25 kms of winding roads all the way to the peak of the hills. It was almost 10:30 AM by the time we reached the peak after an enthusiastic ride all the way that sure gave us chills in the spine. Many of the fellow bikers were already at the destination socialising with one another and predictably, the topics of discussion everywhere were bikes. Once the entire group of riders assembled, representatives from India Bike Week gave a brief oration regarding the upcoming event. They told us what could be expected from the event and how they have grown over the previous year. All in all, most bikers were motivated to attend the main event at Goa and that was the whole point of the Chai & Pakoda breakfast run. We departed the location after some more interaction and a photo session with fellow riders at around 12:30 PM and reached Bangalore within an hour. All in all, it was a sunday morning well spent.