It was an early Sunday morning, but the roads in Rajaji Nagar were already occupied with hundreds of energetic bikers! Yes, it was the beginning of Outride Hunger 2016, a biking event organised by The Akshaya Patra Foundation in partnership with Wrangler on 7 February to create awareness about classroom hunger.
The Akshaya Patra event was commenced with a flag off ceremony by the Additional Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru, Dr. M.A. Saleem. Veteran biker Mr. R. Chakravarthy and popular Kannada actor Krishna Ajai Rao were also present during the occasion.
The 24 kilometre bike ride event which started at the HK Hill kitchen of Akshaya Patra on Chord Road passed through Malleshwaram, Race Course Road and Lalbagh Road and concluded at Akshaya Patra’s Vasanthapura kitchen on Kanakapura Road.
Outride Hunger 2016, thus, witnessed the presence of over 300 riders -both individual bikers and members of popular biking clubs including the Royal Indians – Enfield Owners Club (RIEOC), Highwaymen, Free Spirits Motorcycle Club, Bajaj Avenger Club – Bengaluru, Biking Buddies, Bikers of India.
Many riders expressed their gratitude for getting an opportunity to support a good cause, while some others were willing to take the good work a step forward by spreading the word at their workplace.