Indian becomes official sponsor of Wheels & Waves 2017
Indian Motorcycle attended Wheels & Waves for the first time last year, and this year it is going back as an official partner for the show.
Wheels & Waves is held at various locations near Biarritz and brings together “art, action, surfing and motorcycling over five action-packed days” from Wednesday 14th June to Sunday 18th June.
“There is a flat track race, a ride to an art exhibition, a street race called “Punks Peak”” and a weekend ride through the Basque country – add in the amazing weather, and you have the perfect reason to take a holiday there.
“For us, Wheels & Waves brings together all the elements that are important to Indian Motorcycle and our owners," says Grant Bester, Managing Director for the brand in Europe. "Those elements being the flat track racing, the art, the customization, but most of all the sharing of experiences with like-minded owners and riders. We can't wait to be there and go ride."
The show is organized by Jérôme Allé, Julien Azé and Vincent Prat. Vincent says: “This sixth edition of Wheels & Waves is almost here. We spend all year thinking about this event and rework it to always give surprises to the attendees. For this year, we are proud to host Indian Motorcycle as the main sponsor. Indian will race in the El Rollo flat track race and “Punks Peak”. We hope to offer an amazing show over the five days.”
On every day at Wheels & Waves there will be a village of tents and stands near Ocean City in Biarritz, surfing contests (depending on weather conditions), skateboarding sessions, concerts (Moon Duo, Tom Curren, Elliott Murphy, Rocco Deluca, Ryder the Eagle and more), screening of films and documentaries about motorcycles and surfing.
The schedule of special events (attending these will involve riding back and forth across the border into Spain) is as follows:
WEDNESDAY 14/01/17 - El Rollo. Flat track racing at El Rollo held at the www.hipodromoa.com
THURSDAY 15/06/17 - Art Ride to the ARTRIDE III art exhibition at Casa Ciriza in Spain
FRIDAY 16/06/17 – “Punks Peak”, held on the GI-3440 mountain road between San Sebastian and the airport
SATURDAY 17/06/17 – “The Ride” (out through the Basque country)
SUNDAY 18/06/17 – “Recovery Day” - chill out on the beach or wander around the village near Ocean City
Map - http://www.wheels-and-waves.com/en/location
On the Wednesday, Indian will be racing three of its Scout Sixty Super Hooligans at the El Rollo flat track. These will be ridden by Roland Sands, Dimitri Coste (photographer and Indian brand ambassador) and Nik Heer (from Young Guns, Switzerland).
On the Friday, the Young Guns (Nik Heer and Fabian Witzig) will be entering their Scout sprint racer in the “Punks Peak” race.