Event Alert: Temghar MTB Challenge 2020

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Coming up this January, Temghar MTB Challenge 2020, organized by Backpack Outdoors and Rolling Academy – The Bikepark.

A weekend format full of learning, socializing, chilling out and racing. The Temghar MTB Challenge is a platform for all levels of riders to come together and ride. The event will include Cross Country and Downhill . Additionally, there will be a fun challenge – hill climb!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
11th January 2019, Saturday: Tracks open for practice between 10 am to 5 pm. MTB Workshop.
10:00 am: Tracks open for practice & MTB Workshop
4:00 pm: Cross country circuit race & Downhill seeding run
5:00 pm: Hill climb challenge
7:00 pm: MTB Movie screening and other fun activities.
(Including stay in tents and food arrangements for members as per their registrations.)

Temghar MTB Challenge 2019

12th January 2019, Sunday: Races – XCO and DH.
6:00 am: Reporting time, collection of bike numbers, pre-race snack.
6:15 am: Race briefing, getting ready for race and line-up.
6:30 am: Flag off – XCO
9:00 am: Downhill riders assemble at start point, briefing.
9:15 am: Downhill time trial starts.
12:30 pm: Award ceremony
1:00 pm: Lunch and closure

CATEGORIES:
1. Cross Country Olympic (XCO):
Trail length: 28 to 30 km
Trail type: Gravel, dirt, rock patches with ascents, descents and long flats. The trail is wide enough to provide for overtaking chances. One part of the track is along the backwaters which provides for a scenic ride. Cut off time: 2 Hrs 30 min

Subcategories: (Male and Female)
1. U18
2. Open (18 to 40 years age)
3. Veteran (40+ years age)
(Kindly note that there should be at least 10 participants in each male category to conduct the race. If the participation in any category is lower than 10 participants, the category will be clubbed with the open category). (For female categories, there should be at least 5 participants in each category. If less than 5 women participants register in any category, they will be clubbed into open categories. Prizes subjected to participation of minimum 5 female participants)

2. Cross Country Circuit (XCC):
Trail length: 8 to 10 km
Trail type: Gravel, dirt, rock patches with ascends, descends and long flats. The trail is wide enough to provide for overtaking chances. One part of the track is along the backwaters which provides for a scenic ride. Cut off time: 60 min

Subcategories: (Male and Female)
1. U18
2. Open (18 to 40 years age)
3. Veteran (40+ years age)
(Kindly note that there should be at least 10 participants in each male category to conduct the race. If the participation in any category is lower than 10 participants, the category will be clubbed with the open category). (For female categories, there should be at least 5 participants in each category. If less than 5 women participants register in any category, they will be clubbed into open categories. Prizes are subjected to participation by minimum 5 female participants.)

Temghar MTB Challenge 2019

3. Downhill (DH):
Trail length: 700 to 750m
Trail type: Loose gravel, rock patches, jumps, drops and other features. A combination of steep descends, turns and rock steps. (FULL FACE HELMET COMPULSORY FOR PRACTICE AND RACE).

 Track builders, Abhijeet Gharad (POV) and Virendra Mali testing the DH course.

Subcategories: (Male and Female)
1. Hard Tail
2. Open (Both full suspension and hard tail bikes allowed)

(Kindly note that there should be at least 5 participants in each category to conduct the race. If the participation in any category is lower than 5 participants, the category may be cancelled or clubbed with another category.)

4. Hill Climb Challenge:
A special addition to this season!
Trail length: 300 to 500 m
Trail type: Continuous ascent with steep and gradual sections. Some parts will have surface of loose mud.

Subcategories:
1. Male
2. Female

(Kindly note that there should be at least 10 participants in each male category to conduct the race. If the participation in any category is lower than 10 participants, the category will be clubbed with the open category). (For female categories, there should be at least 5 participants in each category. If less than 5 women participants register in any category, they will be clubbed into open categories. Prizes are subjected to participation by minimum 5 female participants.)

Temghar MTB Challenge 2019

Fun Activities:
‘Off the bike’ activities for evening include music and dance, campfire, MTB movie screenings.

Contact:
Phone: Saurabh Jain – 9922402154, Mayur Khivasara– 9823996112
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

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Here’s a report from the 2019 Temghar MTB Challenge

Temghar MTB Challenge 2019 – Maharashtra

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