Myntra Bikers Club: Team Bonding On The Highway

Biking is a sport that is finding more and more takers today. The thrill of riding a motorcycle on a highway – with the wind caressing your face, each mile taking you further away from boring routine and the adventure of discovering new places – is something known only to bikers.

Some enthusiastic and enterprising employees at Myntra had the idea to blend the love of biking with the unique opportunity presented by highways and new towns to promote brand Myntra in two-tier and three-tier cities. Thus was born the Myntra Bikers Club!

Myntra Bikers Club

Gaffoor S.K, Service Desk Lead at Myntra, who started the now 90-member-strong Club, says it all began on 5 September 2015, at Lepakshi, in Andhra Pradesh, with a 150 km ride on NH 7. All that the employees needed to have was enthusiasm for biking and love for brand Myntra, not to forget a driving license and a 150cc and above bike!

The first batch of Myntra employees who participated in the ride wore Myntra’s best-selling in-house brand Roadster’s jackets. So, it was a case of style matching adrenaline rush. After style, it was about safety. Biking armour included the usual suspects: knee guards, gloves and helmets for both rider and pillion rider.

Myntra Bikers Club

Today, about 80-90 active members ride 30-40 bikes on each journey. Some of the crew members of the Myntra Bikers Club include Saloni Bhargava, Prathap.M, Bhavya Dinesh, Chinmay Nadig, Gaurav Poonacha, and Ashi Sharmaa. In view of the hot Indian summer, most of the trips are organized in the monsoon and winter months. However, 2-3 riding expeditions do happen even during the March-May period, while as many as 10-12 rides happen from June onwards.

The Myntra Bikers Club keeps its eyes preened for popular locations along the highway, and if nature is at its abundant best, it makes for an even more enjoyable ride. There’s, of course, plenty of team bonding happening on these road trips between employees belonging to various departments of Myntra, possibilities for which are limited inside the brick-and-mortar office.

The last place they rode to was on 28 January 2017, to Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, Karnataka. And the next one this month is to Yercaud, Tamil Nadu.Myntra Bikers Club

Gaffoor recalls how the first trip had been the most challenging one! He says the bikers were yet to learn about co-ordination and “following the leader”, so crucial for any team effort. However, today, after seven trips on the highway, these problems had been ironed out and the rides are going without a hitch, he said.

A dream ride for the Club? Someday perhaps, from Karnataka to Ladakh. With growing numbers, there are plans to create its own unique logo, bands, stickers, and jackets for team MBC as well.

Related Articles

Myntra Celebrates the Art of Handloom

The participants got to delve into the intricacies of handloom at this fun workshop.

Planning to Get Back to Work After a Break? Myntra’s Ananya Samantara Says #GoForIt

The data analyst explains how the Phoenix program helped her fly back to work.

Back to Office | Through the lens of the newest members of Myntra

They share their excitement of joining Myntra and much more.

#BackToOfficeLooks: Best Dressed Myntraites – April Edition

Myntraites serve us the best back-to-office fashion inspiration.

Valentine’s Day Picks: Our Very Own Trendy Gen-Z Myntraites Reveal Their Go-to Stylish StyleCast Outfits!

Take a look at their top outfit picks for the day.

Myntra EORS 15 – How Myntra Teams are gearing up for Your Favourite Fashion Festival

The teams at Myntra love putting together a unique EORS experience for consumers.

Ruskin Bond Shares His Life Experiences with Myntraites

It was a unique opportunity for the Myntra familty to interact with the acclaimed writer.

Myntra is Among the Top 50 Best Workplaces for Women in India

It is a testimony to our continued commitment to creating an inclusive culture.

Building a culture that enables and empowers women through their journey at Myntra

And keeping the conversations around diversity going.

Myntra’s New Policies Focus on Employees’ Families

The measures extend care to employees' loved ones.