Event Alert | Pashan Jam Session in Pune, Maharashtra

By: Vinay Menon Freshly packed dirt, mint downhill trails, big gappers and good times in the woods, sounds fun? That’s in store during the “Pashan Fest” from 23rd August to 25th August in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Two young diggers, Abhijeet Gharad and Virendra Mali along with their buddies from Pune have shoveled out some slick trails and progressive features for the riders joining in for the three day jam. Dual slalom, whip-offs and longest jump are some of the things to look out for over the weekend. No federations, no…

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Video: Loose Fest XL – Braap Offs

During the LOOSE FEST XL event, Jeroen Meersman AKA Red Belge and Max Kruse built two sketchy berms in front of the Loose Riders stand to see what would happen. A lot of riders went full send, but it was Belgian ripper Ryan Meunier who took the win in the end. RIP backwheel!   

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Rayate MTB Race 2019 – Maharashtra

Photos: Sandeep Sakharkar Coming back for the second year, an event by ‘Kalyan cyclist’, the Rayate MTB Race 2019 was a monsoon adventure during  Maharashtra’s rain spell week in June. Team Kalyan Cyclist has been helping grow the sport in the community by introducing new riders to the trails, organizing local events and maintaining riding spots. The race categories were split into three parts – Cross Country, Enduro and Juniors. Sunday saw riders from Pune, Kalyan and Mumbai lining up on the start. A total of nearly 45 racers were pitting…

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Video: Huckfest 2019 – Norway

Mountain biking’s wildest freeriders got together and created the FEST Series and have been leading charge on where freeriding should go. Sending it with style, the big air boys did not disappoint at the HUCKFEST 2019! Here’s all the action from Norway’s craziest mountain bike festival – HUCKFEST 2019.  Film by Hector Cash  Music: River Cult – Halcyon Daze .

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Know More: North Quest Challenge – Ladakh

. One of the highest accredited cross country mountain bike races in the world – North Quest Challenge is just a crank spin away for folks in India. Coming up this September for its 3rd year, the NQC has introduced more categories for all levels of riders. We caught up with the organizers to know more about India’s highest cross country mountain biking challenge. FRMTB: How did the North Quest Challenge come about? NQC: Wisdom EventoSports is a venture between enthusiasts coming together to promote cycling. Promoted by Stany Wangchuk,…

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MTB Bangladesh XCO Championship 2019

Words: Vinay Menon  // Photos: Asif Aminur Rashid Mountain biking in Bangladesh has been gaining momentum in the past few years. A first in the books for MTB Bangladesh, they hosted the XCO championship in Chittagong this June. With no sponsors and three months of preparation, MTB Bangladesh flagged off their first XCO race that ran through the beautiful tea plantations in Hathazari. A 7.2km Loop in Fatickchari Odulia Tea Garden included 30% uphill, 20% downhill, 30% flowy sections and 20% tech root sections. In a nation where cycling is not…

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Claim to Fame: Red Bull Rookie of the Year Expands for 2019

This year, the FMBA and Red Bull are once again looking for the best Mountain Bike Slopestyle talent out there! For 2019, Rookie of the Year proceedings will be expanded with a video contest. Riders will have to compete throughout the season at FMBA events to be considered for the Red Bull Rookie of the Year Award on the FMB World Tour and in addition will be able to submit a video to the Red Bull Rookie Award Best Line contest, which will count as an extra result. The rider…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2019 – MTB Downhill

By: Vinay Menon The 8th edition of India’s oldest Downhill race – BBCh MTB Downhill clicked out on the Nandi Hills trail in Bengaluru, Karnataka earlier this June. Nearly 30 Riders from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka lined up to race the 600mts course. Hardtails and Full Suss racers had their separate categories. No expert, beginner or elite categories this year. Racers had to give it their best to make it to the top three. The young boys are stepping up onto the BBCh podiums now. 14 and 17 year…

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GHV Endeavor Dirt Pump Track Championship 2019 – Mumbai

Mumbai is usually associated with the urban chaos and polluted skies. A breath of fresh air on the outskirts of Mumbai, in Murbad, Thane is the newly built GHV Endeavor Trail – Dirt Pump Track at “Green Home Villas”. Fighting the extreme pre-monsoon temperature spike, over 50 mountain bikers and BMX riders landed in the quite Manivali village in Murbad. In India, people with property or/and money don’t really invest into cycling of any sort. But GHV did. They plunged in without making an excel sheet of ROI. So kudos…

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Event Alert: Rayate MTB Race 2019 – Kalyan, Maharashtra

. Coming up on 23rd June 2019 in Kalyan, Maharashtra. The “Kalyan Cyclist Rayate MTB Race 2019“ .   REGISTER HERE .  CROSS COUNTRY (MEN) 1st prize: Rs.5,000 + certificate + trophy + GHV Pump Track vouchers 2nd prize: Rs.3,000 + certificate + trophy + GHV Pump Track vouchers 3rd prize: Certificate + trophy + GHV Pump Track vouchers   CROSS COUNTRY (WOMEN) 1st prize: Rs.5,000 + certificate + trophy + GHV Pump Track vouchers 2nd prize: Rs.3,000 + certificate + trophy + GHV Pump Track vouchers 3rd prize: Certificate + trophy…

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