Rayate MTB Race 2019 – Maharashtra

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Photos: Sandeep Sakharkar

Coming back for the second year, an event by ‘Kalyan cyclist’, the Rayate MTB Race 2019 was a monsoon adventure during  Maharashtra’s rain spell week in June. Team Kalyan Cyclist has been helping grow the sport in the community by introducing new riders to the trails, organizing local events and maintaining riding spots.

The race categories were split into three parts – Cross Country, Enduro and Juniors. Sunday saw riders from Pune, Kalyan and Mumbai lining up on the start. A total of nearly 45 racers were pitting for the fastest time on the hill.

A 10.82kms Cross Country trail through the woods included rock gardens and easy flowy sections.  The 32.24kms total race distance had the racers panting for breath.

The XC race ambassador for Rayate MTB Race 2019, Anup Pawar grabbed a 3rd place in the Cross Country category.
From team Mumbai Off Roaders (MMO), Shubham Singh landed a 2nd place in XC.
Eshan Sharma en-route to the top spot in Cross Country category.


Eshan also checked the soil conditions with his knee!
Mumbai’s Sayali Maharao was the only woman competitor.
Soil sampler!

Enduro leg grabbed the most attention amongst racers and spectators. The technical descents on course saw a couple of spills making it exciting for the spectators!

Mumbai’s Pratik Bhoye pulled a 3rd spot in the Enduro category.
Saurabh Kajela smoothly onto a 2nd spot finish.
Varun Dutt form Pune took home the Winner’s trophy in Enduro category, with a swift time of 3:40.

Huge shout out to:

BMW Motorad
Look Well
Highoctane Nutrition
Alfatrail Challenge
Bikport India
K2 Cycles
GHV Endeavor Trail
Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine

The event team that forms “Kalyan Cyclist Off Road” (L to R): Pranay Rane, Hitesh Dusseja, Satish Dwivedi, Pratik Bhoye, Kashish Kadam.



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