Seeing a woman revving up her bike, wearing a leather jacket, gloves and sunglasses before going off on a long ride to the hills might be a rare sight even today. But scores of women in india are breaking gender stereotypes and taking on the open road.
Bikerni Started in 2011 by urvashi Patole, the Bikerni is one of the earliest all-women biker groups in India. The group started out as a platform to bring together women bikers from all over the country to go on bike riding tours, show off stunting skills and set up bike races.
The group set a record in the Limca Book of World Records in 2013 for being the largest all-women group to ride to Khardung-La, considered the highest motorable mountain pass. To qualify as a member of this group, you have to complete three rides with the members. You can ride any bike, as long as you’ve got the passion in you.