Last Friday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced BFI’s 1st edition, which aims to be South East Asia’s largest bike festival. The launch event saw biking communities across and media personnel interact wihth MS Dhoni.
Bike Festival of India (BFI) will offer a platform for biking enthusiasts to be a part of a biking adventure here while it upholds the importance of safe biking. BFI looks to bring 120 biking communities under 1 roof to participate in a series of events. Bike Festival of India has been conceptualised by Vikram Shankar- VP of Event Capital, and Ikjot Singh, a superbiker who is also a founder member.
MS Dhoni himself a passionate biker has stepped in as partner and brand ambassador of BFI. Bike Festival of India has no professional restriction on participation and is open to all with a love for biking. It sees the coming together of street bikes, sports bikes, super bikes and off roaders. BFI will get underway with a month long cross country bike ride in 2014 Q1 going across all states to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
A racing championship at the Buddh International Circuit is scheduled in March 2014. BFI will host a Dirt Bike Championship, and a Rally Championship. Stunt riding, wheelies, burnouts, stoppies and group rides will be organised, alongwith track competitions such as weight lifting, arm wrestling, bench press, push ups, and food festivals. Bike, and bike accessory exhibitions will be a significant to Bike Festival of India.
Talking about Bike Festival of India, MS Dhoni said, “Biking for me is a passion, which is why I am excited to be part of this initiative that not only is an adventure in its form but also promotes safe biking. BFI will be an annual platform for the biking community to meet, interact and share adventures together. Meeting with the presidents of various biking communities from all over India has been enlightening and I look forward to joining them sometime on the track.”
Arun Pandey, Chairman and Managing Director of Rhiti Sports said, “We are excited to be joining forces with Event Capital for the biggest bike festival to ever happen in South East Asia. There is a sizable community of biking enthusiasts in this country and it is important to create an event for them to meet, exchange ideas and have a great time. We have been associated with biking in various ventures. Our Superbike team – Mahi Racing Team India finished at Numero Uno in 2013 and we are looking at keeping this momentum going.
Deepak Choudhary, Director and CEO of the Event Capital said, “Event Capital prides itself on creating event IPs that are unique and interesting. The Bike Festival of India is a property we are proud of because it is a unique festival that will bring together bikers from all over the country with a shared love of adventure and biking, while emphasizing the importance of safety. Moreover the festival will be held at the Buddh International F1 Circuit, the only F1 circuit in South East Asia. We are also thrilled to partner with Rhiti Sports, one of the country’s foremost sports management companies and with MS Dhoni, biking enthusiast and India’s most successful cricket team captain.”
Regarding The Bike Festival Of India (BFI) superbiker Ikjot Singh through Facebook said, “Special thanks 2 all the riding group representatives to join in from various parts of the county 4 the launch. Thanks 2 MS Dhoni for being part of this festival as the partner and brand ambassador of BFI.Thanks 2 the teams of Event Capital and Rhiti Sports 4 the brilliant work and hospitality.Above all thanks 2 all my family and friends in believing in me 2 deliver the best to my passion of Motorcycling.”