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India Bike Week gets off to a flying start in Goa: 2013 IBW


Vagator in Goa came alive with the sounds of revving motorcycles as they celebrated the first ever India Bike Week. This festival which is termed as the largest biking festival in the country took place on 2nd and 3rd February 2013. India Bike week was attended by around 6500 enthusiasts and 3000 bikes in its maiden year.

2013 india bike week - ibw goa vagator (11)Festival and fanfare that took place during IBW 2013 in Goa, saw hard core bikers, fans and aficionados throng the streets of Goa in celebration and rejoicing. The event saw 26 live bands in attendance with 3 concert stages and 100+ amazing bikes.

Apart from this, there were 16 Cage Fighters, Cigar and Whiskey Club, Howling Dog Bar, Bikers Build Off, Flea Markets and 2 Race Tracks, all located at the 7 acre village of Vagator. There will also be a Bikers Journey Cinema, Pimp by Bike, Fixer Zone, Stunt Arena and a Brand Exhibitor Zone. IBW 2013 also saw participation of Harley Davidson riders from across India. IBW 2013 was highlighted via the first ever HOG rally which saw 600 Harley Davidson motorcycles on the first day. B2R – Born 2 Ride, a Harley Owners Group from Delhi had rode down from Delhi for the IBW.

Commenting on the astonishing response to IBW 2013 Martin da Costa, CEO of 70 EMG said “It’s just incredible to see the reaction we’ve had to India Bike Week. The Brotherhood of Bikers who have ridden down to Goa, the 80 plus Biker Clubs that have joined us on our journey to make this happen, our audience of 120,000 Facebook fans. And then to be here in Goa and seeing these thousands and thousands of Bikers from across India meeting each other, partying, swapping stories, making new friends. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening festival than the 2013 edition of India Bike Week. We’re already planning 2014, so that it becomes even bigger, even better, more bikes, more bands and more of everything. It’s the start of an incredible journey for us and for the Indian Biking Brotherhood. Looking forward to the next 10 Years! “


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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