Mixigo Bikers Club: The Road Less Taken

“You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle.”

-Dan Aykroyd


With the wind in their hair and the spirit of the motorcycle in their heart, 35 bikers hit the road. As the horizon reflected with full gleam in their aviators, these bikers started off on sun-kissed roads from OYO Rooms, RT Nagar in Bangalore. Covering a pleasant ride of 25 km, they reached their destination–the Indian Paratha Company on Airport Road. The early morning ride worked up a good appetite and the restaurant didn’t disappoint.


Secluded and cut-off from the world, the Indian Paratha Company is the perfect setting for a Wild West Face-Off! The wood facade and saloon-like interiors warmly invite you to sit back and take a break from your journey. Just replace horses with horsepower and beer with hot masala chai!  


The eclectic set of bikers–from amateurs to seasoned professionals flagged off the event at 7:30 AM. The event was graced by Palaksha Shadaksharappa who spoke about his experience about a road trip to Leh that he had started from Bangalore. Loaded with tips, he let the bikers in on the highlights of his trip.


Akshay Chhugani, Head-Travelers Community at ixigo had some interesting insights on the meet-up. He said, “At ixigo, our aim has always been to solve the problems of the travellers and this bikers meet-up was part of it. We wanted to know and solve the ground level problems that bikers face while planning and executing their road trips. We had sessions with pro bikers like Palaksha who talked about his journey from Bangalore to Leh and explained what it takes to do so. Some very important points like how to prepare your bike,carrying the right amount of luggage and how to deal in emergency situation on the road were covered”.


As the old saying goes, four wheels run the body, but two wheels run the soul! Till then, happy biking.

About the Author:

A wordologist, Etti Bali loves playing around with words, creating a world of absurd. In an ideal world, she would never wake up as she thinks slumber is the answer to all world problems.