Kohima: Three women bikers: Onen Nenty from Nagaland, Rosalynn from Mizoram, and Nirmali from Assam, who set out on a seven-day motorcycling ride across seven Northeast states, made it to Kohima on Thursday. The trio received a warm reception at the heritage, organised by KK Motor Royal Enfield Kohima, before departing for Dimapur.
In an attempt to break stereotypes and redefine the Northeast, the trio began the seven-day motorcycle ride from Assam and travelled across six states covering nearly 2,000km by the fifth day. The bikers will next travel to Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh before concluding the trip in Assam.
Speaking with EastMojo, Onen Nenty shared that the trio set on a ride to show the beauty of the North East region to the world. Despite following one another on the social media platform, she revealed that it is for the first time that the three had met in person.
“This ride brought us together. We want to travel not just for fun and adventure, but to also create awareness on potentials of the North East region,” she said.
Nenty shared that initially, a seven-day trip by seven women bikers covering seven Northeast states was planned. However, only three riders was able to make it this time. She expressed hope that women bikers from all NE states, including Sikkim, will hopefully make it the next time.
She also shared that post the COVID-19 lockdown, the trio wanted to explore how people have moved on across the region and to also spread a message of love and support to people. She hoped that the trip may encourage women to come out of their comfort zone and follow their passion.