How we coordinated the ride and event: With lot of new riders joining in, to maintain a family oriented environment at the venue and the kind of route we would be riding with lot of deviations, we had to call for a pre meet before the ride. The more you know the group the ride with you, the merrier the ride would be. There were 50+ of us who gathered at the CCD, MG Road and we briefed on routing, group riding safety, introduction of riding squad and other pointers. With the ride document already created which has information on the route, pre planned pitstops, distances, contact numbers of the riding squad, point of contacts at the locations including the room allocation, itinerary at the venue, food timings everyone know in advance all key information.
All 108 members riding together on the Bangalore Mysore road and then the ghat sections is certainly not a great idea. Best thing is to split the group and we made two batches pushing most of the members into batch 1 which starts 1 hour earlier than batch 2. Riders coming from other states and very few of us who are comparatively are a little faster and with super bikes in batch 2. Batch 1 included around 40+ bikes and leading such big groups is not as easy as giving some hand signals in the front and everyone would follow. It is like pulling a train behind you which was done meticulously by our dear Veeresh Bhaai. One more challenge here is we are supposed to reach honey valley before 1:00 PM for lunch, and if that’s delayed all our subsequent food schedule would be effected. Thanks to some amazing coordination among all of us and short pitstops we have made it in time.
With no much signal connectivity, we also ensured BSNL numbers (only network available) at each of the four venues for communication, where they have to keep coming up and down in jeeps for the food or night party to Honey valley, which was our main place for the event. Other places are meant just for the night stay.