Manali MTB Fest 2021 – Himachal Pradesh, India

A gathering of mountain bikers and BMX riders in the picturesque vacation destination – Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India. The Manali MTB Fest 2021 included, BMX comp on Day 1, Cross Country races on Day 2 and final Day 3 saw the most awaited race of the season, the Downhill race at Ski Himalayas in Solang. BMX The BMX comp was organized by team Sharptune from Mumbai. BMX action in the middle of Manali town pulled a large audience who hadn’t witnessed BMX riding first hand! BMX riders from Guwahati,…

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Laraib Khan | Rider Interview

BMX ‘street’ style of riding has been spreading faster across India over the past 10 years. There’s a new wave of riders who are pushing harder, crashing harder and pushing again! We caught up with Mumbai’s Laraib Khan who’s not old enough for a driver’s license but is sure flying high on his BMX. Name: Laraib   Khan Age: 18 Preferred style of riding: Street Years riding: 1.5 years Current bike: Moongose Legion l60 Any supporting brands: —- FRMTB: How, when did BMX riding catch your attention? Laraib: Seeing my friends…

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Skills & Thrills MTB Camps with Nishma Shrestha – Kathmandu, Nepal

Mountain Biking is all about sharing the ride. You share your trail, the excitement and the good times! The South Asian Games 2019 Women’s Downhill Champion, Nishma Shrestha has been working on imparting her biking skills to new riders. Recently the 25year old Kathmandu native organized a mountain biking skills clinic which pulled in a number of enthusiastic riders from Nepal. Freeridermag caught up with the champion racer and coach to know more about her recent mountain bike clinic. FRMTB: Hello Nishma, please introduce yourself to our readers. Nishma: It’s…

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Event: Nagaland Pump Track Challenge – Nagaland, India

Pumping out the city lockdown blues, riders from Kohima, Nagaland came together and put up a casual pump track race on one of the only pump tracks of Kohima city, on Saturday. With travel restrictions going on, a small number of local riders joined in for the weekend. The race consisted of two runs. Run 1 with ‘3 Laps’ and Run 2 with ‘5 Laps’. After a cloudy morning of timed runs, the winner – Kevilebo Zotso went home with currency notes in his bag! Results Winner – Kevilebo Zhotso…

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Event: Grey Ghost MTB Challenge 2021 – Himachal Pradesh, India

The 2021 Grey Ghost MTB Challenge flagged off yesterday in the high altitude mountains of Keylong in Himachal Pradesh, India. A cross country race hosted by the Lahaul Spiti Cycling Association saw over 130 riders descending upon the picturesque venue. Open to all levels of riders, the Grey Ghost MTB Challenge included India’s national cross country MTB champions fighting it out for the big win. The route was challenging and interesting and was a mix of terrain with jeep roads, tarmac climbs, technical singletrack section which was targeted at riders…

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SANDURO MTB Challenge 2021 – Jaipur, Rajasthan

Located around an abandoned, now dry sand dam covered by the Aravali Ranges and Nahargarh Reserve, the SANDURO cross country race by MTB Jaipur flagged off. Earlier this month, the second edition of SANDURO rolled about in Aakeda Doongar Village near Jaipur. The wide scenic beauty added more flavor to the adventure here. Countryside roads and trails complete this route. SANDURO is a pre cursor to the upcoming MTB JAIPUR 2nd Edition. The weekend race included two categories, ‘Amateur’ (Non-competitive) – 10 kms and ‘Elite’ (Competitive) 22 kms – 2 Laps. From the two…

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