The home base of Russian motorcycle enthusiasts is a club known as ‘Night WolvesRussian: Nochnyie volki or Ночные волки’. It is located in the northwest of Moscow in the Khoroshevo-MnevnikiRussian: Хорошево-Мневники District. There is a motorcycle workshop, the recreation club ‘Sexton’ which features several restaurants and bars, an open-air tented venue, comfortable parking, a street arena with a concert stage and even a hotel – in a word, it’s a city of its own with a special atmosphere. Everything in the Bike centreRussian: Байк-центр is has been designed to make it comfortable not only for visitors, but also for motorcycles!
It’s impossible not to notice that many guests prefer coming here on motorcycles. There is a giant iron castle with glowing torches at the entrance. The first thing which catches your eye is the brutal character of the exteriors. Meanwhile, the interiors are highlighted with both general lighting and targeted illumination. In the background are polished bikes, a roar of engines, dynamic music, a sea of light and dozens of people who crave wind, speed and movement. A very friendly atmosphere reigns here, incongruent with the stereotype of bikers. This place welcomes everyone, and people come here not to compete with each other but to relax and share their hobby with like-minded individuals.
THE SEXTON CLUB
The Sexton Club consists of three restaurant halls and two bars for up to 600 people (300 seats), loud music and lively shows. Guests will take comfort in reclining in massive furniture overlaid with the furs of wild animals, burning candles and gasworks and formidable repair parts harmoniously integrated into the plushness of the interior. The menu comprises European, Russian and Asian cuisines, along with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served at the bar. The experienced bartenders even take off-menu cocktail orders, mixed to the visitor’s own recipe.
All are welcome here, and there’s no need for you to wrap a bandana around your head and put on a leather jacket with a Harley-Davidson logo on it. Entry to the club is inherently democratic; decent appearance, clean clothing and adequate behavior is all you need to be admitted. Visitors who arrive in a drunken state or who are under the influence of drugs are denied access. The club is equipped with state-of-the-art light and sound technologies and regularly stages various shows, ranging from traditional motorcycle festivities to New Year’s Eve parties and performances aimed at children. Popular DJs and rock musicians are also frequent guests here.
If you can plan your visit to the Club in advance, you will be lucky to attend one of the annual motorcycle festivities complete with a motorcycle freestyle show and awe-inspiring stunts. The first show is held in late April or early May to mark the official start of the season, with the second one held on the 31st of May to celebrate the Club’s birthday. The third one is held in late October or early November to mark the end of the season.
The Sexton Club hosts the so-called MadMax ShowRussian: МэдМакс Шоу almost every Saturday. This small-scale but spectacular show involves stuntmen, balancing acts and, of course, music! If you have run out of energy to get home after rocking all night long, make use of the services of a local hotel. Rooms are sparse, so you’d better book a room in advance via the website, just to be on the safe side. To remember your time at the Bike Centre, you can buy some theme-based souvenirs and take as many pictures as you want, as long as the club management gives permission.
The Bike Centre is located in Khoroshevo-Mnevniki District of the North-Western Administrative Okrugone of the twelve high-level territorial divisions of Moscow. You can get there by driving along Nizhniye MnevnikiRussian: Нижние Мневники Street or by using public transport. You can also take a fixed-route taxi van or a bus (№691) from MolodyozhnayaRussian: Молодёжная Metro Station. A trolleybus (№19) will take you from Oktyabrskoye PolyeRussian: Октябрьское Поле Metro Station (Tagansko-KrasnopresnenskayaRussian: Таганско-Краснопресненская Line) right to the Bike Centre.© 2016-2018 moscovery.com