Saturday, August 10, 2013

Jeypore Bike Riders - The Biking Aspect...

Western Motorsports has always wanted to take Motor Sport to the masses. This thought was very significant in inception of Jeypore Bike Riders. The name “Jeypore” came from, how the British used to address the Pink City Jaipur.

For The Monsoon Ride; now shelved due to sponsorship issues despite getting huge participation, great media coverage and perfect execution; lot of recces were done for exploring new routes in remote, often desolate area. As the motto was to amaze the participants as well as media with terrain Rajasthan possesses with abundantly sprinkled with heritage structures and not just to conduct a rally. The trails we used to tread on would have no habitation and no one to ask about the track. Many a times difficulties were faced when we hit a dead end or non negotiable track for cars and to turn back or reverse on narrow tracks and due to these problems sometimes tracks were left unexplored. Soon it was realized and also advised to use motorbikes for recce purposes on such tracks rather than using a four wheeler.








Two bikes were marked and prepared for these sojourns and it benefited a lot, the freedom of a motorcycle was a great boon. The routes explored came out amazing and were used in many events, not only by Western Motorsports, but were also used by other organizations to conduct their events. Pictures of recce were shared on social networking sites as normal practice and soon requests to join these rides started to come I, But as these were recces for rallies people could not be taken along. The requests kept building something had to be done for that but through a different platform and form. It was a golden opportunity to promote Adventure Sport and build up a base for it. Yet another tool was found to fulfill the “MOTTO” of Western Motorsports of taking Motor Sport to masses and at the same time showcase the heritage of Rajasthan and promote it as “THE” destination for adventure sport.






And Jeypore Bike Riders was born…



The primary objective of a two wheeler has always been commuting but as JBR came into existence with an initial thought of promoting motorcycling as an adventure activity among the masses, and wanted to make it a tool for adventure activity and not just a commuting medium. Motorcycling is Lifestyle.




Soon this was realized that the safety aspect also has to be taken care of and started working on it. Full mask helmets, gloves came in. The confidence and the group started to grow, so did the length of the rides. We were soon doing 300+ kms in a day and graduated to 2 day rides with campouts. We were breaking the barriers real fast and started doing multiple day rides with per day kms reaching 600 mark. The off road trails were getting into focus. And the riders also stepped up with safety. Today you find most of the riders well kitted and the basic safety norms are never breached.








After completion of two years and around 60 rides; that is riding every second weekend; we are a strong community of around 50 bikers out of whom 7-8 bikers turn up for rides every time. Though the following on Social Network is much higher, but they are yet to be bitten by the bug. The induction of new riders has to be slow to maintain the discipline and this way the new comers easily gel into the group too.




All sorts of bikes and bikers from any biking groups are always welcome to ride along till the basic safety and ride discipline is not breached.


Keep Munching the Miles...


Ride safe...






"Do not go where the path may Lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"