Temghar MTB Challenge 2019 – Maharashtra

The Pawa Collagen – Temghar MTB Challenge 2019, organized by Backpack Outdoors, Rolling Academy and Mumbai MTB Offroaders at Camp Hideout, Temghar Dam Backwaters near Pune saw mountain bikers going full force on prime dirt trails. 2019’s season opener, the Temghar MTB Challenge included over 45 participants from Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nashik and Indore. India’s DH and XC national/state champions were in action over the weekend. The XC riders described the tracks (XCO and XCC) to be challenging, technical as well as scenic as one part of the track was…

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Video: We Develop a Bike Frame – 77Designz

Words: Giacomo Großehagenbrock With our video series “We Develop a Bike Frame” we documented one of our biggest dreams coming to reality. Our idea was to design and build a high pivot point enduro bike which stays active on the brake, accelerates and climbs like a trail bike but sends like a DH bike. Big dream, we know! But we can pretty much tell that we did it. These three videos show you how we struggled to build the frame, how we built an actual test bike and the riding impressions…

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BC Bike Ride Expands Tour Packages in British Columbia

 BC Bike Ride – powered by the world-renowned BC Bike Race – is expanding its operations and event style tours to include new adventures and new regions. The Ride will now include the Kootenays, the Coast, and – returning for year three – Northern British Columbia. “The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” ~ Reinhold Messner. Race and Ride both fall under the brand BCBR and with 12 years of experience executing a mobile stage race with 600 racers and over 200 staff, the BC…

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Drop the Guns and Ride a Bike! Asghar Mehrzada – Drop and Ride | Afghanistan

Riding bikes and inspiring the youth, a group of young riders in Afghanistan is popularizing BMX/Mountain Biking and trials riding, against all odds. It’s not just the boys following their love for the sport, the girls are powering through the barricades as well! Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine brings you this exclusive feature from Kabul, Afghanistan! Meet Asghar Mehrzada, 21, the founder and Leader of Drop and Ride. Started riding bikes when he was 12 years old and has been focusing on BMX, MTB and trials since 2015, eventually starting the Drop…

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Gnarly Bikes DH Concept by Erik Habermann

2019 is here and we are getting closer back to the future… every year while riding our simple or “not so simple” mountain bikes. These bikes have evolved so much since their birth and the progression continues till date with more and more innovative standards and more. However there are not even handful of individuals who think way ahead and innovate radical concepts which you may ride in coming years. Meet Erik Habermann. A product designer and a mountain biker from Berlin. Erik studied product design in Potsdam and then…

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Meet the riders who spawned Nigeria’s BMX scene

It started with a chance encounter, stumbling across some second-hand BMX bikes from the United States in a Nigeria shop. And following a trawl of some internet videos, it has spawned into a burgeoning BMX scene in the city’s capital, Lagos, transcending socio-economic backgrounds. Here is all you need to know: – The BMX scene only really started six years ago as rider Star Boy, aka Matthew Temitope, a mechanic in Lagos, was among those to stumble across some vintage 1980s freestyle BMXs. After watching videos with friends on his…

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Indian National MTB Championship 2018 – Downhill

. The 15TH National MTB Championship 2018, India saw the 2nd year of Downhill mountain biking in the mix. On a new course created at “Sunny’s World Adventure Park” in Pune, Maharashtra, by GT Adventures and Starkenn Giant Bicycles India. The 1 km descent wasn’t one of the best in the country, but the trail had some hairy sections to keep things interesting. With a major amount of pedal churning sections included, the racers had to not only bomb down the hill, but also had to propel them wheels hard!…

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Event Alert | Enduro Championship Bangladesh 2019

MTB Bangladesh has announced the Enduro Championship of 2019, season 1. This time the organizers are going to arrange the competition on the largest enduro race-friendly trail found in Bangladesh. Like the previous seasons, there will be 3 gnarly stages but bigger than before. Each track is approximately more than 1.5 kilometers, consists of 95% descend and 5% climb. This championship is a 3 round series. Champion will be declared after the 3rd and final round which will be held at the end of the year 2019. The champion will…

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