Manali MTB Fest 2021 – Himachal Pradesh, India

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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.


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, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Manipur landed into Manali town to spin their tricks and take home cash prizes.

Aditya Shettiyar and India’s BMX Big Bro Dipak Panchal
MC Doom – Akshay Dhumal

Manali MTB Fest 2021 – BMX Flatland Comp – Annul Pale
Manali MTB Fest 2021 – BMX Street Comp – Nikhil Dhon
Manali MTB Fest 2021 – BMX Comp

Manali MTB Fest 2021 \\ BMX Comp Results

BMX Flatland

1: Yusuf Shaikh
2: Bikram Sarkar
3: Dolph Kharriam

BMX Street

1: Prateek Bhasin
2: Nikhil Dhon
3: Mehul Charaniya

Highest Bunnyhop

1: Dhroov Rajpal – 38″
2: Nikhil Dhon – 37″
3: Mehul Charaniya – 36″

Ajay Padval Go Big Or Go Home Award – Vikas Kute


Churning  cranks and climbing over rocks, the Cross Country trail at Manali MTB Fest 2021 was a 5km course with 6 laps for Elite Men. Categories included, Masters (Men), Women Expert, U19 (Men), U16 (Men)


Manali MTB Fest 2021 – XC – Junior
Manali MTB Fest 2021 – XC – Elite Men
Manali MTB Fest 2021 – XC – Elite Men
Manali MTB Fest 2021 – XC – Elite Men


India’s only chairlift access downhill race course at “Ski Himalayas” has been a highlight for over 7 years now. With a new crew and new energy, the Manali MTB Fest 2021 Downhill course was freshly dug out on the Solang hill in 10 days. A hand shoveled 2.8kms trail with steeps, jumps, drops and switchbacks was the battle ground for MMF 2021 champion’s title. A course planned up by India’s top Enduro/DH racer, local lad from Manali, Rinku Thakur and India’s freeride OG Vinay Menon from Maharashtra.

As racers from Nepal and all over India descended upon the small vacation spot of Solang, full suspension rigs and full face lids lit up the Sunday.

Manali MTB Fest 2021 – DH – Vinay Menon

Manali MTB Fest 2021 – DH – Ankur Bodh
Manali MTB Fest 2021 – DH – Gary Beelen

Manali MTB Fest 2021 – Results (MTB)

XC (Under 16 – Men)

1: Tushar
2: Tsewang Norbu
3: Abhinav Thakur

XC (Elite)

1: Shiven
2: Devender Thakur
3: David Kumar

Cross-Country (Women)

1: Stanzin
2: Tashi
3: Palak

Downhill (Amateur)

1: Shivam Thakur
2: Ayush Bodh
3: Rohan

Cross Country (Under 19)

1: Kanishk
2: Stenzin Lhargyal
3: Sumit Mahant

Downhill (Expert)

1: Nirav Shreshtha
2: Abhijeet Gharad
3: Bomo Riba

Fhzal Wani – “Ubharta Sitaaraa” Award – Saksham




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