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Ride with Jay

Motorcycle Adventurer Jay Kannaiyan leads exclusive, small group motorcycle adventures in the most exciting parts of the world that he’s ridden through and more. Explore the site and get in touch to plan your trip.

Jay’s book “Riding Towards Me” has been published! Get it in India here and in the US here. For other countries, get it from the Amazon US site.

Check out the travel blog on Jay’s 3 year motorcycle journey from the US to India.

Dive deeper into the site with articles Jay has written, press coverage, videos, and photos.

A summary of Jay’s journey from the US to India, put together by The Quint.

About Jay

Jay Kannaiyan is an adventurer turned coder. He loves exploring our world on two wheels and building products and services to improve peoples’ lives. Along the way he’s been a product design engineer, entrepreneur in the adventure travel and air quality space, and now a full stack software engineer. He cares deeply about building community, nurturing idle time, and sharing good food. Have you heard of his chicken curry?

TEDx Talk on Eudaimonia and Travel, New Delhi, 2016

In 2010, Jay dropped everything he had in the US to ride his motorcycle back home to India by the longest possible route. The journey took him 3 years and 3 months as he rode through 33 countries across Latin America, Europe, and Africa, before finally reaching India in 2013. Jay and his motorcycle, sanDRina, encountered mechanical meltdowns, remote Mayan villages, weeks of high-altitude desert isolation, Caribbean and Atlantic voyages, humility, and friendship. His go-with-the-flow attitude mixed with a whatever-it-takes resolve deliver a story of global trails and an adventuring insight that brought him fame amongst the overland traveling community before his journey was even complete. The book about the journey has just been published. Get your copy on Amazon (in India, and in the US). Jay uses his varied experiences to inspire others to travel, explore, and discover how each one of us can contribute to a better world.

Motorcycle Travellers Meet Interview, Bangalore, 2013

Jammin thru the Global South

Jammin thru the Global South is the name of Jay’s journey that saw him ride sanDRina, his Suzuki DR650 motorcycle from Chicago to New Delhi overland through the Americas, Europe, Africa and into India from March 2010 till June 2013 with breaks along the way, including an extended one in Kenya.

Jay has posted a rich, detailed account of his journey and now that content can be found in the blog.

Start at the beginning of the journey or jump ahead to these highlights: Sailing on the Stahlratte, Bolivia, Patagonia, Brazil, Atlantic Crossing on a Cargo Ship, Europe, Egypt, Kenya, or Mozambique.

Jammin thru the Global South Route Map

Ride with Jammin Global Adventures

Does the thought of riding a motorcycle across high mountains and dense forests in far-off lands excite you? But are you a bit unsure about how to go about full-filling this dream? A Jammin Global Adventure, led by Jay Kannaiyan, will provide you with a bite-sized adventure on a motorcycle across stunning landscapes in a safe and professional manner.

Jay has the experience of traveling across five continents and has a wide network of local contacts in all the countries that he leads tours in. His calm, collected and organized attitude ensures that there are no ordeals, only adventures. Ride with Jay and let the adventure add richness to your life!

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