Ride East is cross country motorcycle ride in north east India that was flagged off by Conrad Sangma the Chief Minister of Meghalaya and executed from 15 to 25 October 2019 to promote the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in north east India and commemorate the 100th Anniversary since of the end of World War I.
The 10 selected Ride East motorcycle riders followed a 1000 mile route riding on Royal Enfield Himalayan and Royal Enfield Bullet for 10 days across the picturesque north eastern states of India that share international borders with China, Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh. They started from Shillong in Meghalaya on 15 October and ride to the Lake of No Return on the India-Myanmar border south of Pangsau and ended the ride back in Shillong on 24 October in time to celebrate United Nations Day before taking off on 25 October.
Ride East will be executed annually to support Worldview Impact Foundation to bridge social entrepreneurs to organic farmers who are making a difference in north east India, but lack institutional support and market linkages to scale up their impact. These social entrepreneurs and organic farmers will be trained at Spring Valley Farm in collaboration with Green Route once the Eco Village Hub has been built. All the Carbon Neutral Riders of Ride East will offset all their carbon emissions by planting mangrove trees with Ecofriend World at Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar.
Following the historic ride of WWII Dispatcher Bikers, Ride East is engaging these socially conscious bikers, who will facilitate such support through strategic collaborations with like minded organisations and individuals. We are building a Community On Wheels (COW) that will make a difference by providing support to social entrepreneurs. Ride East is now enabling the social entrepreneurs to create a bridge with small hold organic farmers in the north eastern states of India and bring sustainable development to the communities.
The Mission of Ride East is to Promote the 17 Global Goals in North East India. We are raising money and awareness about the region for the follow reasons:-
- The training and incubation can empower startup social entrepreneurs in north east India and when done in a sustainable way this can have a long term impact in the whole region.
- The organic produce and traditional handcraft of these organic farmers in north east India should get an opportunity to been seen by the wider world.
- Charity isn’t about handouts, it’s about creating a long term self sustaining opportunity for these social entrepreneurs and organic farmers in north east India.
- Bringing the next generation of people into civilisation has to be done in an eco friendly way and the best way to combat our overpopulation crisis is by lifting people above the poverty line.
The funding raised collectively by the Ride East motorcycle riders will be used for the following:
- To build an Eco Village Hub in Spring Valley Farm to train organic farmers.
- To bring rural organic products from the region online on green trading platform.
- To connect the world's social entrepreneurs to the organic farmers in north east India.
- To show the world the talent and skill the organic farmers have through their produce, art and handicraft.
Join us on supporting this Epic Journey - Stay tuned for the 2nd Ride East from 15 to 25 March 2020!
- The expedition will be live streamed across social media.
- Become part of a life changing experience.
- Bring the organic farmers online.