Event Report | 16th Indian National MTB Championship 2020 – Downhill

2020, downhill mountain biking has officially been included in the Indian National Mountain Bike Championship by the Cycling Federation of India. After years of contemplating, the CFI agreed to flag off the DH Nationals. Previously in 2017 and 2018, Downhill was introduced at the National MTB Championship in its demo status. This year it has officially been included in the Nationals. What better location than the mountains of Uttarakhand for some scenic and flowy riding. Surya Village, Haldwani was the action zone for cross country and downhill fight. To build…

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Event Alert | 16th Indian National MTB Championship 2020

Coming up this month, February 20th – 22nd in Haldwani, Uttarakhand is the 16th National Mountain Bike Championship. Included in the championship would be, Cross Country – Elite Men and Women, U-23, Juniors. Adding to the excitement, Cycling Federation of India will be including “Downhill” as well. But only the “Elite Men” category will be conducted. Women and Juniors category will not be included this year. Two racers from each state will be eligible to compete in Downhill. All the interested Downhill riders are requested to connect with their state’s…

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Event Report: Temghar MTB Challenge 2020

Organized by Backpack Outdoors and Rolling Academy at Camp Hideout, Temghar Dam Backwaters near Lavasa City, over 40 riders from Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Nashik and Hyderabad joined in for the 2nd edition of Temghar MTB Challenge 2020. The races included a 30km cross country competition and a Downhill time trials. High energy of riders and visitors at the Temghar MTB Challenge 2020 is a great start to this year’s mountain biking festivities of India.  Vitthal Bhosale, the current Maharashtra state cross country champion took the win in XCO (30…

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Video: Darkfest 2020 | Tonight with DBNC News – Week 1 Update

The DBNC News team catch up with the Darkfest Crew in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Things are really kicking off on site and we have our best journalists on the job to document the progress. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more updates.  Filmed/Edited: Thomas Sandell FPV Race Drone: Sam Reynolds Special thanks: Duran Van Eeden (title), Ryan Franklin, Colin Loudon, Justin Novella + Bianca Van Breda (Hellsend Dirt Compound), Angus Thompson, Seb & Ike Klaassen. .

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MTB Downhill makes its debut at the 13th South Asian Games 2019 – Nepal

By: Vinay Menon 13th South Asian Games rolled off in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 1st of December through 10th December 2019. Cross Country and Downhill Mountain biking made their first ever appearance at a South Asian Games. For the inaugural show, what could’ve been better than Nepal’s world class trails! The race track was created in Gokarna Sahid Smarak Park, Gokarna. Downhill course measured close to 1 km and the Cross-country trail came up to 4 km/lap. The downhill track was a short course of about a kilometer, but the…

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Event Alert: 5th Bangalore Mountain Festival 2020 – Bengaluru, Karnataka

Coming up on 26th January 2020, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city in Karnataka, India, the 5th Bangalore Mountain Festival 2020.  BMF 2020 includes — Trail run (10 km), trial run half marathon (21 Km), cross country MTB (30 km) and downhill MTB (1 km). They have been further divided into Open Men, Open Women and Elite championships. *DOWNHILL RACERS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Checkout the Cross Country and Downhill highlights from 2018 edition of Bangalore Mountain Festival. 3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 .

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Event Alert: Temghar MTB Challenge 2020

Coming up this January, Temghar MTB Challenge 2020, organized by Backpack Outdoors and Rolling Academy – The Bikepark. A weekend format full of learning, socializing, chilling out and racing. The Temghar MTB Challenge is a platform for all levels of riders to come together and ride. The event will include Cross Country and Downhill . Additionally, there will be a fun challenge – hill climb! TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: 11th January 2019, Saturday: Tracks open for practice between 10 am to 5 pm. MTB Workshop. 10:00 am: Tracks open for practice &…

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Video: Black Sage 2019 Short Film

This was the third year of Black Sage Fest, held at the Oregon Dirt Park & hosted by Carson Storch and Kyle Jameson. Dedicated to Jordie Lunn.  Riders:   Jordie Lunn Kyle Jameson Carson Storch Paul Genovese Dusty Wygle Cam McCaul Tyler McCaul Reed Boggs Alex Kolohov Christian Rigal Matt Edleston Tom Van Steenbergen Bas Van Steenbergen Ethan Nell DJ Brandt Nicholi Rogatkin Jaxson Riddle Beinvenido Aguado Ryan Howard Kirt Voreis Dustin Gilding Cam Zink McClayne Empey Ryan Mcnulty Jacob Guthrie Tyler Bereman Antoine Bizet   .

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