Video: It’s Almost Time for Red Bull Rampage 2019

The world’s greatest freeriders will be returning to what was a new venue in 2018. A roster of 21 riders will be able to evolve the many innovative descents, features and drops worked on last year in the hope of producing a winning run that will see them standing atop the podium at the end of the day. Once again riders, along with their two-person build crews, will shape and build their ultimate lines down the mountain at the site in Virgin. In advance of the competition, the riders, along…

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North Quest Challenge 2019

. High altitude mountain biking is a whole different wheel game. One of the highest altitude, accredited XCM races in the world – North Quest Challenge was back with its 3rd edition earlier this September in Leh, India. Some of the biggest names of Indian cross country racing were cranking it at the NQC at 3500mts for 2 days, fighting wind, climbs and the altitude! Organised by Wisdom Eventosport under the aegis of the Cycling Federation of India, North Quest Challenge included categories for all levels of riders. Elite men,…

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Event Alert: Shirui Lily Downhill Championship 2019

Coming up this October, the 3rd Shirui Lily MTB Downhill Championship 2019. Race Venue: Jorcheng, Lunghar village, Ukhrul. Dates: 16th October: Arrival 17th October: Seeding Run (Hardtail & Full Suspension) 18th October: Final Run (Hardtail) 19th October: Final Run (Full Suspension) Prizes (full suspension) 1st – 40,000 plus trophy, medal and certificate. 2nd – 25,000 plus trophy, medal and certificate. 3 rd – 15,000 plus trophy, medal and certificate. 4th to 10th – 3,000 each plus certificate. Certificates for every participants. Prizes ( hard tail) 1st – 20,000/- plus trophy,…

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Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2019

One of the highest riding zones of India, Ladakh runs the magnificent Himalayas through its horizon. Known for its mountaineering, bicycle touring, bouldering topography, Ladakh now has a new feather in the cap, the “Disko Valley Bike Park” by Unexplored Ladakh. Ladakh’s first Pump track and Downhill comp at the Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2019 was clubbed with the inauguration of the Disko Valley Bike Park. In its first phase, the Disko Valley Bike Park currently includes a 200mts dirt pump track, table top jumps, a 500mts short track DH…

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Video: Marzocchi Proving Grounds 2019

Press Release  Prineville, Oregon (September 9, 2019) – Deep in the heart of Oregon’s western wilderness a freeride competition concluded with Reed Boggs, Juan Diego Salido and DJ Brandt atop the podium, their performances earning them the last three qualifying spots for the 2019 edition of Red Bull Rampage. The man-made course featured multiple lines to let athletes choose their own path and style, with huge drops, massive doubles, berm presses and rhythm sections that allowed the rider to showcase their creative line selection and capacity to go big when…

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Event Alert: Ladakh MTB Festival 2019

. The high, dry mountains of Ladakh are spot-on for epic freeriding. Not to forget the abundance of natural singletrack trails that run throughout the region. Mountain biking in Ladakh is not something new; there have been plenty of prominent riders who’ve visited the region in the past. Renowned riders like Andi Wittmann, Guido Tschugg and Kelly Mcgarry have treaded the uncharted Ladakh terrain. Though Ladakh has an impeccable landscape for mountain biking, it lacks the infrastructure to build a strong culture. We see places like Pune, Bengaluru, Himachal and…

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Video: 3rd Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival – Nagaland, India

. Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival is a celebration of traditional roots along with today’s lifestyle. Team “Trail Hounds Cycling Club” from Mokokchung, Nagaland has been hosting a fun gathering of mountain bikers since 2016 in their hometown of Mokokchung, as part of the Hornbill Festival. The 3rd Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival – Downhill race on the forest slopes, blazed up the generally calm town. A 2kms long trail through the dense forest took the racers over mud steps, hairpin turns and roots, keeping the racer “on the edge” literally, as many…

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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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