To celebrate the spirit of motorcycling, Moto Day 2014 was organised on Saturday by various biker clubs in the city. More than 100 riders from motorcycling clubs like The Firelords, Roadshakers, Rubber Smoking Angels, Club of Pune Superbikers, Free Riders, Inglorious Riders, and Biker Brotherhood Club, participated in the event. A short ride from Pune to the hill city of Lavasa was organised where the event was held. Ten motorcycling achievers were felicitated with honorary plates, thanking them for their contribution to motorcycling. The felicitation was followed by a few short speeches by veteran motorcyclists. The riders and industry professionals bonded over lunch. “My passion for riding with like-minded riders has made me get out of my corporate bubble and take a new look at life,” said Neeraj Athalye, a rider and member of Throttle, an app that aims at connecting the motoring community. “It’s like meditation on two wheels. People go to spas whereas my motorcycle is my retreat,” added Amey Thorat, an F&B professional and member of MAP-a-Ride. “Motorcycling has the power to help one break away from routine life. It’s a sure shot way to independence,” said Nipun Srivastava, said the owner of biking website called theroadtonirvana.com.