Event Alert: 17th Indian National MTB Championship 2021 – Gadag, Karnataka

Coming up next month 19th – 21st February 2021 – The 17th National MTB Championship by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) in Gadag, Karnataka. The event will also include the official National Downhill Championship by CFI for the second year. The downhill race will be conducted in an “Open Category” format. All ages and genders welcome. Juniors (Under 19yrs) will need a consent letter signed by their parents/guardians. Interested racers kindly connect with your state associations for more details. * Full suspension bikes are mandatory. Hardtails for this downhill…

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Event: 3rd Assam Downhill Championship 2020

Words: Cheyann Nongrum \\ Photos: Bishal Jyoti Saikia, Jashim Click, SasankadipGogoi Visiting the hills of Assam, the Assam Downhill Championship 3.0 took place on the 19th and 20th of December 2020. The event took place once again on the famous Monkey Trail at 6th Mile. Being the first race of the year for most of our North Eastern Riders, many were excited to see where they stand and for some, experience their first downhill race. This year, the track had a full makeover with the help of India’s Downhill Mountain…

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Video: Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2020

Staying in isolation, sailing through the nationwide lockdown, 2020 has been low strung for the larger part. With most of the sporting events cancelled this year, the handful of mountain bike events too were hanging on govt permissions. To fuel the joy of downhill mountain bikers in India, Ladakh Tourism Dept waved the green flag for “Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2020” at Disko Valley Bike Park by team Unexplored Ladakh. A select list of racers were invited with logistical support for the attending riders.   View this post on Instagram…

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Event Alert | North East MTB Championship 2020 – Guwahati, Assam

. Coming up next to heat up the winters this December in Guwahati, Assam, India, organized by GearUp* Guwahati – NORTHEAST MTB CHAMPIONSHIP 2020. Location: TUSKER trails, Guwahati, Assam. This is one of a kind race course we’ve built here for the racers. We’ve made the track in such a location that 50% of the track comes under the state of Meghalaya and 50% of the track falls under Assam! – Ismamul Howk \\ Course builder & Current National DH Champion of India. The Cross Country track is a 5kms loop comprising…

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Video: FEST Sessions – Malmedy 2020

By riders for riders, The Fest Series has gained popularity worldwide by pushing freeride forward with massive jumps, insane tricks and heavy metal highlight edits. The crew is expanding their concept by presenting a new format: Fest Sessions. Fest Sessions take a back to basics approach by exploring all aspects of freeride. With the simple goal of enjoying sessions with friends, this format will take place on big jumps, in bikeparks and throughout the backcountry, bringing a wide variety of terrain to the world’s best and most stylish freeriders.  “Fest was…

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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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