17th Indian National MTB Championship 2021 – Downhill | Gadag, Karnataka

For FRMTB by: Shashank CK – Chain Adventures Becoming a strong fixture of the Indian National MTB Championship, the 2nd official year of Downhill Nationals was flagged off in Gadag, Karnataka. The 17th Indian National MTB Championship 2021 hosted by the Karnataka state cycling association, saw the XC/DH course running through a designated forest zone. The Gadag Zoo, was ground zero for the Cross Country as well as the Downhill races for the weekend. A short track Downhill course was scoped out by India’s winning-est downhill racer, Gautam Taode and…

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Mountain biking shifts another gear in Jammu’s Sanget Valley

Press Release Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean, Jammu’s latest mountain adventure and lifestyle destination in the Indian Himalayas, has expanded its offering of adventure activities by introducing Mountain Biking in Sanget Valley, in the foothills of Patnitop. The inaugural ride earlier in January, saw participation by cycling enthusiasts from New Delhi, Jammu and Udhampur. With a large number of participants, the attending riders included Mr. Sachin Rustagi – founder of Edify Sports, Delhi, Mr. Anil Sharma, founder of JK Randonneurs Jammu and Super Randonneurs, and Mr. Rahil Gupta and Mr. Mineesh…

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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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