Thursday, July 25, 2013

11th International Jawa Yezdi Day enthralls bike lovers in Bangalore

Only recently did we realise that a whole year just went past at 100kmph and we were back to the month of July'13. So with very little time to spare, the core committe at BJYMC swung into action to plan the 11th International Jawa Yezdi Day to be held on the 14th of July 2013.

Unlike last year (where the event was held at a private farm house on the outskirts), we decided that this year's event will be hosted in the city for the benefit of those bikers who are not active participants of our biking club.

With the help of a few members, we zeroed in on Hombegowda School Grounds in Wilson Garden. A bunch of enthusiastic volunteers supported the club in planning the logistics, branding and the program for the day. The idea was simple: Give them a place to gather and they will come.... Come they did and in hoards.

On last count, we saw over 340 Jawa and Yezdi bikes with a few rare ones as usual. Modded 350 Twins, Jawa Cafe Racer, Jawa Jet (50cc), Yezdi Colt (50cc), Perak (250cc) and CZ (125cc).

By 10am, the entire ground was filled with bikes and fans admiring some rare and immaculately maintained machines, talking to other bike owners and clicking loads of pictures. You can view some of these pictures on our Facebook Group or try this link.

As a formality, some local dignitaries had to be honoured for their support and not to mention one rider in his late 50's who rode in a 1957 Perak all the way from Pune. Mr Ashok Naidu who works for Tata Motors and a veteran biker and rallyist readily accepted our offer to be part of our annual celebrations and decided to ride over 800 kms to be with us. The just goes to show that, both, the Jawa rider and his bike are meant to last :p

A ceremonial flag off around 11.30am marked the end of this year's meet and as our t-shirt say 'We don't honk, we roar', the bikers and their machines roared away back to their homes in formations of two.

So, if you still don't own one of these rare beauties, its high time you get hold of one and come join us.
We meet at Hotel Airlines every second Sunday of the month and ride out once every quarter.
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