The 2014 India Bike Week Chai Pakoda ride in Kolkata saw over 30 biker groups participate in it. Members of groups like the Chakra, D4A, Kolkata Riders, Kbikers, TeamRollers, Gallivant Bikers, Highway Pandits, BFR, Eastern Bulls, Bengal Lady Bikers and Riders of the Liberty came in large numbers. The 150km to Ahura Dabha on NH2 marks the culmination of three months of biking trips that end with the India Bike Week in Goa.
From Pulsars to Harleys, Kolkata’s bikers got their machines out to join and meet likeminded people. The Chai & Pakoda ride will be conducted in 19 cities across the country involving over 6,000 bikers through the next few months.
Speaking on the occasion, Martin da Costa, CEO of 70 EMG said, “We’re organising Chai and Pakoda rides in 20 cities across India to bring riders together as a Brotherhood regardless of what they ride. Chai & Pakoda welcomes all bikers and in Kolkata on Sunday we hit a record of over 300 guys and girls riding out together on their favourite machines. It is the start of what will lead up to the second edition of one of India’s biggest ever Festivals – India Bike Week ’14."
Keertan Adyanthaya, managing director, Fox International Channels said, “Last year, the Chai and Pakoda rides were organised in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Shillong, Kochi and Bangalore and the participation was overwhelming. This year we expect the participation will increase in leaps and bounds with every city.”