Event Alert: North Quest Challenge 2019 – Ladakh, India

Coming up this September in one of the highest riding zones of India, Ladakh, for its 3rd year, North Quest Challenge 2019.  Last year saw nearly 250 racers competing over different categories. The 2018 champion Kiran Kumar Raju from Bengaluru pulled all his power to take the win at this highest accredited XC race in the world. The North Quest Challenge is accredited by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI). The race was xcm (cross country marathon) format, a gruelling 9.5km course x 6laps with a 3km constant climb…

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Join Remy Metailler and Tomas Slavik on a Course Walk – Urban DH “Down Puerto Vallarta” 2019

. Tomas Slavik and Remy Metailler walk down and explaining the Urban Downhill track of Puerto Vallarta: The now famous Down Puerto Vallarta 2019!  In this video Tomas (Down Puerto Vallarta winner 2017) and myself (Winner 2018) explain you the different features and difficulties of the new race track as well as our own tips and tricks to be successful at that event. – Remy Metailler   .

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Video: Grand Himalayan Enduro 2019 – Highlights | Nepal

. Here’s all the action from GRAND HIMALAYAN ENDURO 2019 – Nepal Round 1 – Asian Enduro Series  (Enduro World Series Qualifier) The Grand Himalayan Enduro 2019 is presented by Gravity Nepal & organised by GNARLY.  Racing in Kathmandu’s eastern rim of Nagarkot with 8 stages from April 6th through April 7th 2019.  The Event was Brought to you by Arna, Powered by VEE Tire Co., Energy Partner: M150. Official Video Partner: http://ReFrame.Live Heli Rescue Partner: Airlife Rescue, Support: Freedom Adventures, Trail Team: Gurkha Warriors, Race Village: Hotel Country Villa,…

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Video: Roots of Progression with Richie Schley & Cedric Gracia

. Press Release \\ Wetter/Ruhr, Germany – 8. April 2019 – It’s time to get back on the trails! To celebrate the start of the new season, ABUS has announced that two mountain biking legends will now make the ABUS MonTrailer their helmet of choice for their adventures: Richie Schley and Cedric Gracia. In “Schley & Gracia: Roots of Progression” both riders re-count the foundations of their mountain biking success stories, foundations they have in common with ABUS.  Progression is a goal that unites us all. Riders dedicate much of…

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Chris Davison’s tribute to Steve Smith #longlivechainsaw

by Malcolm McLaws Honored to have been involved in the production of this art piece of @steviesmithdh by @chrisdavisonphotography for Stevie’s Mom, @s_tianna. Chris wanted to do a piece for Tianna. The next day he gets a request from Tianna for one of Stevie. This is when social media works in a good way. Chris sends out a photo request to @maddogboris, @svenmartinphotoand myself. I sent Chris a shot of Stevie from racing A-line @crankworx. This is the amazing result! After doing the Steve Peat art print last week I went to bed thinking I must see if…

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Enduro Championship Bangladesh 2019

. Mountain Biking in Bangladesh is growing rapidly. As more Bangladeshi racers compete at the Asian Enduro Series every year, there has been a rise in the number of mountain biking events and further more, “Enduro” followers in the country. The recent ‘Enduro Championship Bangladesh 2019’ was a warmup for the local riders to get ready for the Asian Enduro Series 2019 season. Here’s some action from the Chittagong region in Bangladesh. Stage 1 – 1.2km – Higher dificulty level with steeps and sharp corners Stage 2 – 1km –…

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Video: The Night Harvest 2019 Highlights

. The Night Harvest is South Africa’s premier BMX and MTB dirt comp held in Hout Bay, Cape Town. For 2019, Potato Trails host the Night Harvest Jam. The best riders from around the world came down to session the pristine trails.  Film by Thomas Sandell \\ Additional cinematography: Daniel Walsh, Kevin Schnider \\  Music: Runaway Nuns – Alright Now   .

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Pranita Soman | Rider Interview

. Photos: Giant Starkenn India, Kimaya Morye   Pranita Soman from Maharashtra, India is the youngest woman to win the Indian National MTB XC Championship elite title in 2017. She grabbed a gold in the Junior category as well, the same week! Following up with more podium finishes at the 2018 XC Nationals in juniors and elites. Pranita is not all trail and dirt, she’s an elite road cyclist too. Freeridermag caught up with Pranita to know more about her cycling journey. Hometown: Sangamner, Dist – Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Discipline:…

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Video: No Bad Days | Abstract 2 – Alius

. Ab·stract /abˈstrakt,ˈabˌstrakt/ – Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence. Abstract is my mixtape. Collecting footage for a year on my own time and allowing myself to try new things. Experimenting with different ideas and songs. I try not to take things too seriously, making a project for myself because it’s what I love to do. Spent a lot of time making this one, hope you enjoy it! – Calvin Huth  Music (In Order): Enigma – Panda Dub Golden Arrow…

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