Palpa Fiction

Tansen Ultra 2015 report. The first ever Tansen Ultra race took place from December 26 to 29, 2015, in the restive town of Tansen of Palpa, Nepal. Organized by Gnarly and Dharohar Adventures, the event came in three flavors: Urban Downhill (DH) mountain biking, Urban Cross-country (XC) mountain biking and half marathon trail running. The 10 hours journey from Kathmandu to Palpa was intense. Traditional Nepali culture was visible all the way, so were the participants eager to assemble their rigs. More than 60 athletes, including participants from Bhutan, India, the…

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GIMBC – update

1st edition of Goa International Mountain Bike Challenge (GIMBC) is about to start and our Trail Correspondent Ajay Padval landed in Goa to participate in this multi stage XC race. An exclusive interview with the GIMBC Race Director Sunil Nanjappa. The race will witness many riders from various places in India and the international participants have already started to report. GIMBC is not point to point stage race. The race will be conducted across 3 days in cross country (XC) format. It is a lap based race. XC courses and…

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Showdown Dharan 2015

Mountain Biking Event Showdown Dharan 2015 Completes Successfully By: Anuj Adhikary The first ever Showdown Dharan 2015 mountain biking race organized by GNARLY and Green Wheels has completed successfully on January 12th in Dharan, Sunsari, in eastern Nepal. The event was the first of its kind in the city and saw participation of almost 70 riders from the US, Norway, Denmark, UK, Japan and various cities in Nepal including Kathmandu, Dharan, and Pokhara. There were two genres of the race: Downhill and Cross-country. While downhill had only one category, i.e. Elite,…

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