Riders and their Rides | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – Downhill

India’s IT hub Bengaluru, is also known for it’s alternative sports followers. The 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 saw a good number of trail runners, cross country racers and downhill racers. We caught up with some of the gravity loving boys racing at the BMF “Balls of Steel” DH race to know more about their steeds.   Photos: © Kimaya Morye For more details on some of these bikes, checkout – Psynyde Bikes & Components Polygon Bikes India – Wheel Sports Specialized Bikes – Bums on the Saddle Giant Bicycles…

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3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

South India is known for its bright winters and pleasant climate. This winter, Bengaluru’s Avati hills baked up with the 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival. With three disciplines to choose from to scale the mountain, BMF included Trail running,  Cross Country and Downhill mountain biking. The 2018 edition of BMF is sponsored by 2GO Active Wear in association with Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat supported by Veloscope, Original Monkey, Red Bull, BOTS, Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Cross Country Pedal junkies from all over India lined up for the Cross Country race starting…

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Video: Shiven Aerohawk’s day at the Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

Join India’s top XC hitter, Shiven as he races at the Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – XC Race and then checks-out the popular, Balls of Steel Downhill race.  The 2018 Bangalore Mountain Festival is dedicated to fallen brother, Ajay Padval from Pune, India.  

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Video: Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 Recap

Earlier this year, the 2nd installment of the Bangalore Mountain festival took place near Nandi Hills, Bangalore. The Downhill race was definitely the highlight with riders from Bangalore, Pune, Nepal, Shillong, Mumbai, etc. All coming down for this event. It was pretty crazy to say the least. Here is a quick highlight reel. – Robin Conz

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Event Alert: Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

Coming up in January 2018, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city in Karnataka, India, the 3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival. The BMF 2018 includes — Trail run (10 km), trial run half marathon (21 Km), cross country MTB (30 km) and downhill MTB (1 km). They have been further divided into Open Men, Open Women and Elite championships. Winners will be fighting it out for prizes worth Rs.2,00,000/- Checkout the highlights from 2017 edition of Bangalore Mountain Festival. .Video: Bangalore Mountain Festival Video: The Trail Next Door Video: Vinay Menon / Psynyde Bikes…

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Video: The Trail Next Door | Track Attack at BMF 2017

The boys from “The Trail Next Door” landed in Bengaluru to test their racing skills during the “Bangalore Mountain Festival 2.0” on Avathi Hills. Here’s a summary of how their weekend on the rocks looked like!

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Event Alert | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017

The Bangalore Mountain Festival – BMF 2017 will include three events all in one place over a wild weekend in Bengaluru’s Avathi Hills. The entire off-road track has been built by hand over two months. Our aim has been to create tracks of European standards, and let Indian runners/cyclists practice on it so that they can excel in international competitions. – Sunil Nanjappa Race Director The competition is open in three categories — trail run (10 km), trial run half marathon (21 Km)  cross country MTB (30 km) and downhill MTB (1 km).…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championship 2016 – MTB Cross Country

Bengaluru has always been a mountain biker friendly town. With the growing number of races within the city, the rider’s have improved rapidly. Earlier this week, the “Bangalore Bicycle Championship – MTB Cross Country” rounds rolled out around the well known Avati Hills. Located at the same venue as this year’s new event – Bangalore Mountain Festival. Set on a 4.6 kms trail around the hills, the course was way better than what the CFI (Cycling Federation of India) scopes. Decent amount of flat pedally bit and some good downhill sections, unlike…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2016 – MTB DownHill

Words: Ignatius Chen \\ Photos: Robin Conz, Aayush Basavesh, Veloscope. A beautiful Sunday morning with heavy clouds, slick rocks and grippy soil. With some of India’s top descenders in attendance, breeze on the quite Avathi Hills in Bengaluru whirled out last weekend. The Bangalore Bicycle Championship 2016 – Downhill comp raised the speed bar yet again. Lets get to know the race course first. This is a new trail on the out skirts of Bengaluru town, cooked up by Bangalore Mountain Festival‘s Sunil Nanjappa and our trail correspondent Ajay Padval. The…

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Bangalore Mountain Festival 2016

An event emerging from Karnataka, the “Bangalore Mountain Festival 2016” included Downhill and Cross Country mountain biking along with trail running. Set in one of Bengaluru’s picturesque locations 60kms from the city, the rocky mountain scape was packed with some of India’s fastest Downhill and XC racers speeding for the honors. The one kilometer long DH course scattered with rocks and loose dirt kept things interesting for the spectators and racers alike. With the hill’s joyous gradient, speed was complimentary over the rockiest sections. With a small pedally bit leading to the…

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