Biking is a passion and you have got to be a biker to understand the joy and excitement of being on or around a bike! India Bike Week is an opportunity for all the adventure lovers and biking enthusiasts to witness new bike launches, meet and interact with bikers from across the country and ride! This bike festival is Asia’s biggest motorcycling festival that is held in Goa. Bikers from across the country, non-bikers, and tourists visit Goa to experience this unique festival.
The festival started in 2013 by the CEO of 70 EMG Company Martin Da Costa with a motive to provide a platform for passionate bikers to come together. The first festival was participated by 5 thousand bikers from the small and scattered biking communities of India. Over the years the number of participants had risen to 20 thousand bikers.
Besides passionate bikers, this festival cum bike expo is also participated by internationally known brands such as KTM, Harley Davidson, and Husqvarna Motorcycle. These brands have their pavilions where they launch new bikes, interact with their clients, sell bike accessories along with riding gears.
An Extravaganza on Wheels. India Bike Week is a festival that celebrates biking, music, beer, and track racing. Organized in 10 acres of land here, participants can take part in stunt championships, races, interactive sessions, and concerts.
IBW 2019 started on December 6 and concluded on December 7. Last year over 20,000 bikers attended the festival. The 2019 bike festival was the 6th edition of this annual event that was organised with a tagline ‘The Great Migration’.
KTM graced the festival with its 3 much-awaited bikes that were KTM 390 Adventure, KTM 250 adventure, and KTM 790 Adventure. Harley who has been a partner since the beginning also came up with Harley Davidson Low Rider S. Besides KTM and Harley, visitors also got to witness the debut of Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401 bikes.
This year the event has been scheduled for December 4 and 5. Besides participating in the bike week visitors can also explore the popular beaches of Goa and its vibrant culture.
Goa is a popular vacation destination for all the beach, and party lovers in the country. Visitors may reach the state via different transportation modes such as railways, roadways, and airways. Goa is roughly 1,800 km via Mumbai Agra National Highway, 560km via NH Asian Highway 47, 2,100 km via NH16 and 650 km via NH48 from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively.
By Road. What can be the best way to reach a biking festival other than on a bike! You may visit Vagator in Goa, which is the venue for the festival, via inter-state tourist bus or drive to the place in your personal car or bike. Tourists can take direct buses from Kolhapur to Goa with one-way fare starting from Rs.300, Rs.700 from Mahabaleshwar, and Rs.650 from Pune.
By Rail. Thivim Railway Station which is approximately 18km away from Vagator is the nearest. After deboarding the train, one may hire a taxi to reach the desired location in Vagator. Trains from all the metropolitan cities of India arrive here, hence one may consider traveling by train if looking for a comfortable and budget-friendly journey. From Delhi, you can consider traveling via NZM Mao Raj, or Mngla LKSDP Express, and from Mumbai Mandovi Express, or Konkan Kanya Express.
By Air. Dabolim Airport, which is nearly 45km away from Vagator, is the nearest. Regular flights from all parts of the country arrive here. From the airport, one is required to take a taxi to reach the desired destination. Vistara, Air Asia, IndiGo, Go Air, Air India, and SpiceJet runs non-stop flights from Delhi with one-way fare starting from Rs.3000 and Rs.2000 from Mumbai. If you are arriving from Kolkata and Bengaluru you may travel via IndiGo as the airline runs non-stop flights from both these cities to Goa.
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04 December 2020 - 05 December 2020
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