Chai Pakoda rides are back to welcome IBW 2016

Bikers from over 23 biking clubs assembled for the IBW signature on ground event earlier this week, signaling the opening of IBW 2016 with a Chai and Pakoda Breakfast run. The bikers set off from Vashi Center One Mall on a 76 km ride to Sheetal Daa Dhabha via the old Mumbai Pune highway.

With special focus on safety, bikers were taken through the motions of riding safety by Mr. Arvind Salve, Deputy Commissioner of Police of Vashi who also flagged off the event. Bikers sped ahead led by IBW Marshal who was incharge of road discipline while a tailing ambulance service was on hand for any sort of medical emergencies which could arise enroute.

Chai Pakoda Rides IBW 2016
Chai Pakoda Rides IBW 2016 – Mr. Arvind Salve, DCP of Vashi, flag’s off the Mumbai leg to the upcoming India Bike Week 2016

Arrival at Sheetal Daa Dhabha saw the bikers enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet while IBW team also held competitions for best dressed rider, youngest rider, coolest rider, best rider etiquette and farthest traveled rider. Wrangler biking merchandise were given away as prizes while musician Bianca Love put up a special performance.

The Chai and Pakoda ride is the official start to India’s largest biking festival, leading to the grand finale in Vagator, Goa on 19th and 20th February 2016. Tickets to the India Bike Week are now available at with special early bird packages of 25% discount valid till 30th November 2015.

Photos from previous editions of India Bike Week