WELCOME TO XBHP MEGHALAYA OFFICIAL THREAD (PAGE)
(Photo dated 4th September 2010. In above: xbhp members & Non-members during 2010 Road Safety Rally)
Brief Introduction of xBhp in Meghalaya:
Meghalaya is one of the small states located in Northeastern part of India. It is known as the "Abode of Clouds" with Shillong the "Scotland of the East" as its Capital. (more info about Meghalaya at Wikipeidia).
Quoted from the www.norht-east-india.com website:" Meghalaya is an embodiment of eternal bliss and tranquility wrapped in utter beauty. The “Abode of Clouds” acquires its charm from the picturesque locales, bountiful nature, fresh and sedating surroundings and yes the adventure sports. The exposition of exuberant emerald hills and glens often bathing in frequent drizzles will resuscitate your spirits. Trip to Meghalaya promises a rendezvous with the exclusive flora and fauna, the amicable tribal folks and their cultural heritage. Tour to Meghalaya can be for adventure, for sightseeing, for resurrection or simply to relax and enjoy."
Biking culture has always been there in Meghalaya for a long time. As far as I am concern, biking groups like RERAM (Royal Enfield Riders' Associaiton of Meghalaya), xBhp(MXSAC), Motorsports Club of Meghalaya (MSCM), SR, SSR, XSR, XRB and the recent Freakybykerz exist and continue to ride with their own motives and passion. Amongst all the groups RERAM, xBhp and MSCM are three of the well-know biker groups known to have featured for quite a number of years.
In Meghalaya, xBhp came into existence in the year 2005 through Conrad (also known as Lilmc or Bink), who initiated with the objective of “uniting all bikers under one roof to share the brotherhood of Bikeism”. Since its start, xBhp had pass through a lot of ups and downs with members in and out of the group. Immaturity, attitude, personal problems and education were perhaps some of the factors that hindered the growth of the group.
As time passed by, it began loosing its strength probably due to the migration of many senior members to other locations for studies, jobs or responsibilities. It had almost vanished, while in the meantime few other local biker groups emerged, though comprising of members belonging to a few section of the community only. It was in 2009 when it gradually began strengthening once again. More rides were then carried out, more places explored, more fun was involved. Since then, safe riding and sense of responsibilities has started gaining priority though few exceptions are always there which are practical in a group.
Today, it is gradually growing in strength as seen from most of the offline G2G and hope it continues to grow in unity moving ahead with its vision. In Meghalaya, xBhp is known as the Meghalaya xBhp Sports & Adventure Club with the office located in Laitumkhrah. Like the Royal Enfield Riders’ Association of Meghalaya, the Meghalaya xBhpians is looking forward to be recognized as a registered club and hoping for the same soon. And we believe that under the leadership of xBhp.com and its passionate Bikers, we will continue striving to promote Bikeism to a higher and better level (through both online activity and offline G2Gs), though we know, as a matter of fact, that it’s a gradual and long process.
I. Organized the Road Safety Awareness Campaign on the 4th September 2010 in association with Royal Enfield Riders’ Association of Meghalaya and Shillong Traffic Police.
II. Exploring potential Tourist Destinations within Meghalaya and showcasing the same via different online communities by write-ups and sharing pictures.
III. Featured in TNT Magazine: August 2010 issue with regular features in Meghalaya Times and other local Media.
IV. Active participation at the ‘MTV Stunt Mania 2010’, Shillong Auditions, as the official biking community for promotion of ‘Stunts and Safe Riding’.
V. Aiding Fire calamity victims of Jhalupara; February 2010, and providing first aid for accidents victims at Mawkdok Village; January 2010.
VI. Christmas Charity program 2009 at Mercy Home and Ferrando Hearing & Speech Centre
VII. Participation at: the World Aids Awareness Day, 2007; 7th Meghalaya Motocross, 2010; and various motor sports events organised by MSCN.
VIII. Upcoming Shillong-Sikkim Tour cum xBhp Meet from the 8th to the 12th of October 2010 (Ride Cancelled due to unexpected demise of a Kolkatta xBhpian)
We hope to carry out more rides; explore more places; promote tourism; contribute to society in whatever possible ways (which we have accomplished on few occasions in the recent times); and overall improve the Biking Culture through safe and responsible riding yet with passion and vigor for the road and the wheels!
So let me not go further with this first online Get-together (G2G) posting, let it flow if it should.
I shall be constantly updating this thread with links to travelogues, picture albums and so on (as seen below). If you have created any thread which you feel needs to be updated here, kindly to let me know or reply with a link below.
All Meghalaya xBhpians are requested to use this thread for discussion regarding offline G2Gs and other stuffs.
Regards on behalf of all Meghalaya xBhpians!
1. Bikers from North East ( only the Seven Sisters states and Sikkim )
2. First Ever Independence Day Ride by the Shillong xBhpians!
3. High & Dry Under a Beautiful Waterfall!
4.a. An Extended Weekend Escapade to Garo Hills, Meghalaya!
b. Complete Story of the Weekend Escapade
5. A Short Dash to Lum Symper, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
6. A short ride to the hills & valleys of Cherrapunjee!
7. 2009 Christmas Charity Donations and Ride by Meghalaya XBHPians
8. Shillong Motosports April 2009.
9. Cherrapunjee Revisited on 6th February 2010
10. Together WE CAN, Meghalaya xbhpians responsibility.Another job well done.
11. Shillong : 7th May : MTV Stunt Mania Rockathon
12. Drive against errant bikers on the anvil
13. Shillong xBhp Road safety awareness campaign
14. Shillong Documentaries show n Magazine preview
15. Shillong to Cherrapunji : My Maiden Ride in Meghalaya (By Sundeep Gajjar)
16. Short ride to Mawsynram, Meghalaya on 8.8.2010.
17. Short ride to Nartiang, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya on 10.10.2010
18. Short Ride to Lait Mawsiang
19. Mizoram ride/stunt show by MXSAC+FBz
20. All Souls Day in Shillong every 2nd November
21. Childrens Day 2010 Stunt Show for the underpriviledge Children of Shillong
22. Shillong Stunt Hunt January 2011 for the upcoming xGames
23. Shillong Road Safety Awareness Campaign 2011 (held on 7th May 2011)
24.Off-road Riding/Fishing/Camping from 27th May - 29th May 2011
25. AIDS Awareness Bike Rally
26. North East Monsoon Motocross 2011
27. Leshka Dam Bike Trip
**to be updated** (kindly let me know or place your links as replies so as to enable me to add your travellogue link here)
Profile links of all Registered xBhpians from Shillong (kindly click on the link) If in case I have missed anyone who is registered, do let me know for the update.
1 Aryan (xBhp Moderator) 2 Aaniv 3 ben.jamin24x7 4 Conrad 5 dame rynjah 6 deejayj 7 denzl 8 Derricz 9 Desi - G 10 Devilboy 11 dirtboy21 12 Donald 13 Dragon 14 Emmanuel lamare 15 GladyFTN 16 Hru 17 invisibl_playa_24 18 Jason Ward 19 jennifer 20 jonhn 21 Kular a.k.a ashlaY 22 Luke 23 Maddie 24 nanz 25 phung 26 raul lama 27 ravi.tmp 28 rid rider 29 teidor 30 tomahomei 31 Trideep 32 Rituraj32 33 Brandex (Brandon) 34 DarrenPhoenix (Kyle) 35 Brandon Joseph Kharkongor 36 Steve.K9 37 threeminuteswarning69 (Ashim) 38 Neha 39 Dion 40 Rohil Rai 41 Savvy 42 Mani 43 Dame Rynjah 43 Donald 44 Laxman 45 Kyle 46 Sujala 47 Naylin 48 heavenrider 49 Sharon 50 aryan rahul 51 fatjoe(Daniel) 52 joseph tlang 53 Jowa(Garry) 54 Rohil 55.Devilghostrider (Zafir) 56. raulsmile89 57. Jetu 58. Juleane Warjri 59. Robin Gurung 60. Aaron Lyngdoh 61. Jaskaran 62. Sev Lyngdoh 63. Rupert Lyngdoh 64. Neville Wayne 65. Aldrin 66. parminot wahlang 67. Petermarak_garoland 68. Ronits