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IBW 2016 Will Feature Host Of New Events And Attractions

India Bike Week (IBW) is the first and only festival in India that’s built exclusively around bikes, bikers, music and much more.  Conceptualized and initiated in 2013 by Seventy Event Media Group and Fox Life, India Bike Week is the nation’s largest dedicated biking festival. Recently, award-winning event agency Seventy Event Media Group (70 EMG) and India’s premiere travel and lifestyle channel FOX life have announced the second wave of events and personalities for INDIA BIKE WEEK (IBW) 2016, produced in association with Shell Lubricants. 

To be held on the 19th and 20th of February at Vagator in Goa, the new roster of events and activities sets the stage for what promises to be the biggest and best iteration of India Bike Week yet, with over 12,000 anticipated festivalgoers at Asia’s largest biking festival.

Headlining this year’s Moto Trials Show is the international sensation and undisputed King of Trials, Dougie Lampkin. The trials biking legend heads to India following a record extending ninth victory at the Scottish Six Day Trial (SSDT) Winner, to add to twelve FIM Trial World Championships and a host of other awards won over a career stretching back to 1993. 

India’s biking champions aren’t to be left out of the fun, with CEAT, the festival’s official safety partner, bringing acclaimed local boy. S. Santosh to the festival. Fresh off the 2016 Dakar Rally, after being the first Indian to compete in the legendarily grueling off-road endurance race in 2015, he brings with him a wealth of experience in supercross, motocross, and rally riding.

The cultural aspect of the carnival won’t be outshone by the stable of biking legends assembled, with giants in the music and film industries making their presence felt. IBW is set to see its first ever Film Festival, featuring profound travel films from all over the world that celebrate the two elements central to every rider: the bike and their journey. 

The movies showcased will be across three categories, and judged by a panel consisting of celebrated film directors and writers. India Bike Week is also set to buff its musical credentials, with an eclectic lineup of acts from across the spectrum that’ll please festival and music junkies of every stripe. The acts in attendance include the MIDIval Punditz, pioneers of the electronic scene in the country with over 18 years of experience, with their signature fusion style melding electronica and classical Indian melodies.

This year’s iteration is also set to host the Dirty20 Enduro Challenge. Open for general participation by amateur enduro and adventure riders, this high-octane biking challenge is set to test man and machine to their limits, with participants standing a chance to win total cash prize of Rs 75,000. The IBW Mechanic Honour Roll, in association with Shell, is a nationwide campaign that seeks to recognize talented mechanics, with the requisite criteria being innovation, customization, and a general contribution to the culture of biking in India. These events will all be linked by the launch of theIBW Main Street. Serving as the pulsing centre of the festival, this path runs through the heart of IBW and acts as a conduit for all of its disparate parts to come together in a riot of colour, noise, and celebration.

India Bike Week is also set to sweeten the deal for loyal fans flocking to the event with the introduction of the IBW Bike Raffle. A custom-made Royal Enfield by Mean Green Customs will be given out to one lucky IBW ticket holder.There will also be 5 exclusive British icon Vintage Bikes for display, especially for all IBW participants. 

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