Xaxti-100 2021

XAXTI - 100 (2021)

A sea of white ,yellow and glorious technicolor of the special event jersey made the 5th edition of the ever popular XAXTI 100 a sight to behold through out the 100km route ! A whopping 336 riders at the start line flagged off by none other than Dr.Vishwajit ' Vishy' Faldessai President of Propedlarz from Ravindra Bhavan! It had to be ......

ESCAPE THE ORDINARY in every sense!!

It was an impressive line up with three cycling teams Team EQUIPE, Team SPECTRUM and the host Team XAXTI! 300 plus cyclists needed more than little room on the road and our volunteers ably assisted by traffic constables made it smoother by manning the city junctions.

A very Tour de France  feeling was created by the Menezes family as they stood in Quepem with pom poms greeting the riders at Quepem and adding a joie de vivre in the early morning.

Water Points are not just about the much needed H2O and other add ons but also about the teams manning , welcoming and pepping the riders!! Water' Walyte' point at Sulcorna was brimming with the enthusiasm of Team Oliver! Thank you Cezar Menezes for your generous sponsor of an amazing electrolyte drink, Walyte! It was the perfect pep for the fast approaching Curpem loop with the Competitive Segment of 1.80 km ready and waiting for the riders

With three teams in the fray it was a close competition with our Team Xaxti boys going full throttle to secure three positions in the winning line up . Team Xaxti you rocked !

A picnic indeed at the scenic wooded greens of Vichundrem Control Point at 49kms .The beautiful natural ambience matched only by the warmth of Team Johnny 's hospitality! A very goan breakfast with bhaji pau and hot batatawadas.Rich plum cake which was constantly replenished and oranges, bananas for the health conscious!

And off again on a very scenic but rolling stretch through Colomb, Rivona, Zambaulim right up to Tilamol and the welcoming sight of Conny bab' s Water Point which served water and refreshing oranges with Chilled Pepsi for some special cheer! Thank you Pepsi for your gesture!

Techmen Sarva, Flavian and their team shifted focus from machines to the men today at Chandor water point  plying riders with chilled water, Red Bull and lots of cheer , much needed for the final 20 km push to the finish line.

And what a push that was with a rolling strech through the quiet and pristine villages of Macasana and Curtorim which made the last few km more precious as ever to reach the Finish Point at Ravindra Bhavan!!!

Escape the Ordinary' Moments of Xaxti 100 - 2021

A rousing welcome to every rider right to the last one and a trophy for every finisher!

XAXTI 100 - 2021 was backed in a very big way this year by YI Young Indians, Champs Goa, CII Confederation of Indian Industrialists and Daily Crayon. It made our day even more complete to see Jayesh Raikar President of YI, Anil Pereira of Champs, Varun Kansara of Daily Crayon spend not just moments but their entire morning with all riders all along the route. President of CII and our very own Blaise Costabir has always been our quiet strength and was active on field today at Sulcorna Water Point. 

Dream come true for young Vrushabh Shetkar of Team Xaxti from Rivona who was presented with a road bike by YI. Wings indeed for Vrushabh who not so long ago proved himself on a single speed bike riding the Xaxti 200. Thank you YI for your generous gesture! Volunteers were resplendent in orange today with vests donated by YI, thank you again!

Champs Goa has always been our go to for cycles and spares. Xaxti 100 -2021 saw Champs making champions  as well. Gift coupons were presented by Anil Pereira to the Competitive Segment winners. Nilesh Naik of Margao's landmark Usha Stores added to it with gifts to delight! The Segment Champs Open Men s Category KOM  Vinayak Gaonkar 2nd Place Parshuram Koli 3rd  Place Pradip Kolhapte 4th  Place Jonah Coutinho 5th  Place  Ramchandra Salunkhe Women s Category QOM  Ong Su Yin 2nd Place  Blanche Themudo 3rd  Place  Nicole Pavri Senior s Category 1st  Place  Russell Bell 2nd Place  Richard Mueller

PK Jewellers, Madanant Constructions and Vibhav Real Estate extended a quiet helping hand. Thank you Sudin Verekar of Madanant Constructions for offering the environs of Chandor Sports Club for our Water Point and setting it up for us!

The Bicycle Diaries ' authored by Anoop Babani and Savia Viegas our senior riders, took centre stage in a small and intimate book release at the hands of Dr. Belinda Viegas Mueller a cycling inspiration herself. Each registered rider took home a complimentary copy of this amazing book!

A complete festive feel at the venue today with live music by our very own Xaxti Showman Allan Abreo as well as Eddie Mascarenhas on the saxophone! It made Ravindra Bhavan a very happening Start to Finish Point! What a day and what an event! Pulled together successfully by the one of a kind Xaxti spirit of camaraderie and single minded commitment to the Xaxti family!  Cheers!!! Viva Xaxti Viva Cycling!

45 thoughts on “Xaxti-100 2021”

  1. Awesome event, very well organised.
    Kudos to everyone whoever was involved in making the event a grand success. Was my first time and looking forward for the next one.Well done XAXTI Riders team.

    1. Top class event. Best of CLASS organising displayed. From the pre event instructions to the last mile, everything was awesome. Congratulations. Looking forward to the next XR 100 and XR 200.

  2. Excellent Event, enjoyed every moment of it. Happy to be part of Volunteers this time. Did volunteer ride successfully on 26.01.21. Looking forward to many more such events in days/months/years to come

  3. A meticulously planned event by the xaxti think tank.
    Down the finest details.
    Very well executed by the team and perfectly crowned efforts by the 380 odd cyclists full of enthusiasm and radiating smiles.
    Kudos to all the volunteers and also to the Menezes family at Quepem for the cheerleading.
    Every checkpoint and hydration stop so perfectly placed.
    The breakfast so well setup admits the wilderness !
    Kudos once again !

    1. Xaxti 100 has always been a favourite ride for all of us riders. Really lovely route and awesome execution by the Team Xaxti.

  4. Sanil Pai Fondekar

    This was the first time I participated in an event organised by Xaxti Riders, and I must say, very well organised. The road went through lush green trees with shade on the road, all the way. Good refreshments along the route and really cheering volunteers. A big thank you to the organisers & volunteers.

    Finally Three cheers to Xaxti Riders
    Hip hip hurray….!!!
    Hip hip hurray….!!!
    Hip hip hurray….!!!

    1. Deepa Correia-Afonso

      I absolutely loved it! To begin with..,..the pre event distribution of bike tags was a good idea….the event itself was unbelievably smooth and well managed….every detail was thought of! The benchmark is really eally high now!!!

  5. Well planned route,clear cut directions🗺, scenic view 😍, challenging climbs ⛰, delicious snacks and breakfast 🥐🍌, ready for service support team🧑🏻‍🔧🆘, overall the most well organised ride I’ve ever been too!!! Loved it!♥️

    Viva Xaxti🌈

  6. Being my first ever 100 kms by cycle I knew it would be a challenging ride for me , but the event was so well managed and with so much support by the organisers on the way it turned out to be a enjoyable and a wonderful experience for me .
    I sincerely thank the xaxti riders for giving me this opportunity to participate and discover my ability to take on this endurance ride .
    I hope more events like this will be organised in the future by xaxti riders .
    Wishing them my very best .

  7. Like always xaxti 100 was wonderful . Going to this ride was a best plan on Sunday anyone can have. Full of scenic glimpses around, amazing chilled weather coupled with magnificent organisation right from water points to breakfast and final gathering. Cheers to team os xaxti riders team, sameer nadkarni Oliver bab johnybab who are energetic pillars of XRs. splendid support from their better halves and XR entire team.

  8. Dr Harshad Kamat

    This edition of XAXTI 💯 was a beautifully curated event, meticulously planned to the last detail by a formidable team of XRs lead by the indomitable couple, Binny and Sameer.
    We rode along ever-changing landscape of Goan hinterland, meandering along lush green fields, quaint villages and challenging hills.
    All along the support provided by the volunteers, general cheer and bonhomie amongst co-riders made the ride easier to complete.
    This is the marquee event organised by XAXTI RIDERS CYCLING CLUB every year and this edition outdid all previous ones, despite covid19 playing spoilsport.
    A big Thank you to all the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, cheerleaders, photographers and support teams who made this event extra special.
    Looking forward to the next edition!!

  9. I postponed business trip of Ludhiana to participate in this amazing, beautiful Xasti 100 event. In Sirvoi village my house can be seen from ride road, but I just forgot to look at it while riding surely because, my mind was set on event destination Ravidra Bhavan.

  10. Super duper Xaxti 💯 … As usual beautifully planned and executived by Sameer sir and the team… Xaxti riders rockk…. Many many more to go💪💪

    1. My first ever cycling event, after having started cycling a year ago…truly pleased with wonderful arrangements, coordination n everything that was on offer at venue, control points n hydration points. Thanks Team Xaxti..just unforgettable experience!!

  11. What an exhilarating experience was Xaxti 100. This was perhaps the country’s largest gathering of cyclists doing 100 km. Kudos to Sameer and Binny for transforming Xaxti Riders onto a storehouse of bicycling energy.

    1. The choice of route was just awesome. The tarmac was mind blowing. The oranges at every control point was a great booster. The cake at the breakfast point was to die for. The breakfast setting was killer, with trees and tables. Wish the coffee was black and without sugar. The street side cheering and kids waving along the way was fun to watch. The perfection of pre-race organization and the exact timing of the start was commendable. Overall my best event day experience of the year. Kudos.

  12. Sir / Madam

    Well done on organising yet another fantastic event. Of all the Xaxti 100’s I’ve taken part in this has to be the best one from a cycling point of view. I think all the guys who finished before me did / could not have done the the truly fantastic bits of Goa that we cycled thru. In addition the weather also helped in making this ride truly memorable.

    So well done, whichever genius chose the route, and well done to whoever was deputed to pray for good weather. Both you guys succeeded in spades.

    I would also like to thank all your volunteers. I don’t think this event would have been possible without them. I’d especially like to thank the tall (really tall) volunteer, who kept urging everybody by telling them that Johnny had organised beer at the breakfast point. Of course Johnny didn’t. As usual it was great to see Johnny being useful, cheerful and helpful.

    Sameer and gang, thank you all again for yet another great event. I thought I went around the course very fast, but still ended up last in my group. This year a lot of VASCO cyclists will be complaining about punctures. I will make sure of that.

    Umaji

  13. Xaxti 100 was a awesome Cycling Event..Every Year it gets better and better under the leadership of Sir Sameer Nadkarni who always puts up his heart ❤ in whatever he does for Cycling in Goa..Proud to be a Participant of Xaxti 100 for consecutive 2 years ..The Event was planned with perfection …The Xaxti Riders Rock…..All the best for all upcoming Events from Xaxti Riders…🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️❤❤❤

  14. One of the most awaited event in the cycle calendar and it didn’t disappoint. Meticulously curated that took into consideration every requirement of the participant. From start to end it was a joyride interspersed by water points/control points well stocked with beverages and enthusiastic and eager to help volunteers. Meandering through some of the most picturesque countryside in South Goa, this route was a delight to the eye, as well as challenging to the serious cyclist. Beautifully crafted finisher trophies distributed at the finish point with a party atmosphere with music and cyclists sharing stories of another great Xaxti 100.
    Looking for ward to next year!!

  15. It was. Truly a fantastic experience, qudos to Xaxti President and the organising committee as well as the volunteers for putting up this wonderful show ,The Xaxti 100 ride. For me IT WAS FUN

  16. Agnesh Manguesh Telang

    Xaxti 100 ….My First Century event..🥰
    So many good moments to remember..🥳Route was superb since all full route was through village.😍.Apart from this best thing was the organizing team 💪…All volunteer on way we’re very much cooperative ..👍👏All hydration points were marked superbly.. Breakfast was arranged at a special scenic location which was a best moment in itself. ☺️I made my best average of around 25km/hr .Never expected I could do this better also..After event experience was superb.. Coupon distribution for trophy and cycling edition book, iced towel was given ..were some of the best things..
    All credit goes to Mr. Sameer Nadkarni..you are the best organizer.. Because making a event and making a successful event..has lot of difference and This XaXti 100 event was a Very much successful event..Above expectations..The jerseys given for the event will be used for every 100 KMS ride of Mine..That could be one of my Dedicated ride to XR 100 for giving me opportunity to be part of this event..
    Thanks to Entire team of Xaxti Riders
    Thank yo😊😊u very much♥️♥️♥️

  17. Siddhant Vagurmekar

    It was a wonderful event
    Well organised and everything was good
    Thanks a lot Sameer nadkarni and his Xaxti team….

  18. A superbly curated ride through the countryside. The rolling hills and verdant fields. The huge turnout of cyclists from Goa and beyond. Xaxtti Riders. Bravo. My first official 100K. And what an awesome experience. Dev Borem Korum.

  19. Smita Brijesh Prabhu

    What an event no words..very well organised must say..
    I was a part of the volunteering team, have seen Sameer doing and giving his best …cudos and hats off to u ….
    I always had in mind to do 100kms but at the same time there was a fear of not completing it on time,but Sameer said do it, u can do it…
    Thanks to my Xaxti family in making my dream come true…
    It was my maiden 100km ride… And I can proudly say ‘I did it’
    Thank u Sameer and Xaxti family
    Looking forward in doing more rides

  20. It gets bigger and better every year! From being a small event on the cycling calender, the Xaxti 100 is now the biggest cycling event in India. Thanks to the unstinting support from all Goan cycling clubs, it is now an event that people from all over the country await eagerly. This year because of the uncertain COVID situation, there were no international cyclists. Just wait till everything normalises. I’m sure the cycling world will make a beeline to attend.

  21. Althea Fernandes

    My first XR-100💕.
    Thank you, thank you to the organizing team and all the volunteers.
    All of you & the breathtaking scenic route made today so very very special.

  22. Wow that was my first experience with Xaxti ride!
    You guys have nailed it, name it from distribution of bibs, good quality/decent jersey issuing b4 the ride well in advance, starting point, route/route marking /support during ride & on route , hydration points, breakfast, arrangement @ finishing point, finisher trophy etc.
    Hoping to attend more events organized by xaxti in future.
    Thanks to entire xaxti team for such great efforts put up for xaxti 100

  23. Gourish D Verenkar

    Well planned route,clear cut direction scenic view challenging climbs
    A very well organised event
    Thank you Sameer Bab

    1. Awesome experience👍. Fantastic event very well organised as always. This is my 4 th Xaxti 100 and the event is getting bigger and better. Scenic route and the breakfast point was just Wow. Thanks to all involved in the organising for the experience.

  24. Sameer and Xasti guys great organisation and a fantastic route enjoyed cycling keep it up will always be part of your events
    🙏🙏🙏

  25. I am marathoner and I have been running for almost a decade now, however this was my first time cycling for Xaxti Riders 100 – an endurance cycling event; and I must say that it was brilliant ! The amazing scenic routes, planned elevations for cyclist to challenge themselves, the cool morning weather and well organised and managed event makes this event unique. Hats-off to the entire team that put this together and the brilliant support team that took really good care of the riders with hydration, breakfast, water stations, safety and guidance to young riders too. From my point of view,this was one of it’s kind event In India, Goa and it has the potential to go national and international to project Goa as a rider’s destination and create a impact in the cycling fraternity world. Kudos to the President Mr. Sameer Nadkarni of Xaxti Riders and all the team members that put together such a awesome event. This is lots of hard work, obsessive attention to detailed planning and taking care of minute details. I totally enjoyed it as well all the friends i have know that took part in this event. Looking forward to the next one soon ! Thank you so much for this event. It was a memorable one ! Keep riding !

  26. Awesome experience👍. Fantastic event very well organised as always. This is my 4 th Xaxti 100 and the event is getting bigger and better. Scenic route and the breakfast point was just Wow. Thanks to all involved in the organising for the experience.

  27. Extremely well organized event as usual. Well planned and executed. Challenging yet well supported. Kudos to the super enthusiastic XR . Hydrated n breakfast point managed fantastically. Food was great. Well marked route. Found volunteers at all major junctions. And the very beautiful and crafted Trophy. In all a super amazing event! Thanks Team XR 🙏
    Looking forward to the next one! 👍

  28. Hi Sameer bab,
    I am sorry I missed to revert with feedback as remained busy week after the event

    I full heartedly thank you and all volunteers for the event

    What I most liked is the route which was completely with shelter of tree till the except some last 5km of city which is fine

    The route through wild life in between was special attraction as I saw some of my favourite off road trails
    Felt like going in…

    The motivation of volunteers at each point and also on road was appreciable

    Also I got attached to the trail as the place Rivona is my kuldevi temple which I passed by ,I always thought I should do ride on that road and it happened

    Hats off to you for this mega event

    Need more such events to know our south Goa nature

  29. Simply put.. a flawless event from start to finish. I really don’t know how they manage it, but they just do! Mountains of hard work, and selfless dedication by the whole team is the key to pulling off an event like this, and the whole experience speaks for itself.

    I can’t thank Sameer and the team enough for making this a reality… and on the day itself, I once again proved to myself how far I’ve come in the last few months. Once again, thank you so much! 😀

    1. Xaxti 100 was not just a endurance ride or a race against time but it was a fun ride ,with all the refresh points, the quepem cheer team pushing and backing us, and not forgetting the lavish breakfast layout on the green carpet. And finally the big welcome reception at the finish point, was the icing on the cake.
      Kudos to Sameer and the organising Xaxti team and all the volunteers for making this event a great success, hoping to pedal into such sporting events by Xaxti Riders in the near future VIVA XAXTI

  30. Hey guys, you’ll rock! congratulations Samir and the dedicated team of Xaxti riders, we at champs feel privileged to be a part of this selfless organisation, putting all their time and energy purely for the love of the sport, great going Xaxti Riders. This was the first time I have attended a cycling event of this magnitude, it was mesmerising to the eye, one could see for themselves the detailed planning, I can imagine the days of hard work the organisers put to collate this event, you guys deserve all the accolades, on the day of the event one could literally feel the enthusiasm and the vibrancy of the organisers around, keep going the Xaxti riders this is just a beginning many more milestones to be achieved and we will achieve them in style. cheers!

  31. The Xaxti 100-2021 event held at Goa was one of the most well organized cycling event. Kudos to team Xaxti for choosing such a beautiful and scenic route as well. Team Daily Crayon was thrilled to be a part of your journey ! 😁🌟 Cheers

  32. It was my first XAXTI event, and I was blown away by the route, well marked routes, refuelling points, the helpful volunteers, I could go on! At the end, we were rewarded with cool wipes to beat the heat of the day, more nutrition and a finishers’ trophy.

    Special thanks to Mr Oliver who had assisted with my last minute registration and also arranged the jersey! Oh yes, the jersey is also a memento that is both functional and beautifully designed. Kudos to team Xaxti, will surely be back!

  33. A very well organized and meticulously curated 100 km endurance ride. The scenic route definitely played a vital role in pumping up endurance levels of the cyclists. Xaxti Riders is growing multifolds every year. Kudos to the efforts put in by the entire XT team and my dear friend Arch. Sameer Nadkarni. Their talent search program is truly appreciable as it channelizes rural youth abilities and thinking in a positive perspective.
    Jayesh Raikar
    Young Indians Chair Goa

  34. Thank you Xaxti 100 organizers for organizing this event. Really appreciate the efforts of organizing team and volunteers to of this event. You are setting the benchmark which will be difficult for others to follow. Everything aspect of the event right from rider check-in, starting the event on time, marking of route – one really has to try hard to loose their way and the ceremony at the finishing point was flawless. The wet towel at the ride finish point was a luxury pro riders get:-). The increase.in rider numbers speaks for the success of this event. I would definitely like to participate in this event again.

  35. “Xaxti Riders” today is so synonymous with cycling in Goa and we feel proud to be associated with such a vibrant group, hats off to Samir Nadkarni and his team you guys call pull off something unimaginable, its Pure sincerity, grit and perseverance that endures success, we congratulate each member of Xaxti Riders for contributing in promoting this beautiful sport. Cheers!

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