The Dalmia MTB Arunachal; Hornbill’s Flight Race is an annual mountain bike race held in Arunachal Pradesh which holds the distinction of being the northeastern-most state of the country. Being the first race of the first decade planned ahead, the race covers about 650 Kms in 8 Days starting from the state capital Itanagar to beautiful Mechuka along the Indo-China border. On the way the riders will pass through the
dense monsoonal forests, river beds, vast expansive land and rest for one day at beautiful banks of river Siyum at Aalo.
This is a race being organised by riders themselves and is a Non-Profit venture. The event is the brain child of Sh. Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Union Minister Home Affairs, and the State government has come out in a big way to assist in making this event a mega success.
1.Open Men Solo / 2.Open Women Solo / 3.Team of Two / 4.Student / 5.Master’s 40+, / 6.Best Arunachal Rider / 7.Best Para Rider / 8. Promising Rider
MTB Arunachal is a Cross country multi-stage MTB Endurance race and here is Total Elevation Gain chart compared with 5 well known races.
• MTB Arunachal: 1,12,368 ft** (World’s Toughest Race, 3.9 times Everest Height)
• Iron Bike: 85,301 ft (World’s 2nd Toughest Race)
• Trans Pyr, Spain: 66,601 ft.
• MTB Himalaya: 50,000 ft
• Yak Attack, Nepal: 49,212 ft
MTB Arunchal has witnessed participation of 100+ riders from more than 10 countries (India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Germany, Spain, USA, New Zealand, Canada and Africa)
• Race Distance: 650 Kms with 8 stages per day.
• Total Prize money: ₹ 22.5 Lakhs
• Start Point: Itanagar
• End Point: Mechuka
MTB Arunachal 2018 will be held from 14th to 22nd November 2018
More race details and registrations can be found at: www.mtbarunachal.com