Video: The Trail Beyond | Ft. Rishabh Gowda

Being a professional mountain biker isn’t what most kids at the age of 17 dream of in India. But for Rishabh Gowda, riding bicycles started at a really young age when his mom got him a bike for his birthday. He wasn’t a competitive kid then, unlike today. But as he started losing interest in studies, he knew he had to look for elsewhere to find his calling. And thus began his obsession with mountain biking. Till date he has competed in many races in the country and has accomplished…

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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 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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Pedros ICM Multi Tool

A multi tool is your bike’s first aid kit. Trail side repairs will come up sometime or the other. Having an efficient set of tools to get you on the roll is essential. Pedros ‘ICM’ is a well-built multi tool with all the essential wrenches stuffed in a neat frame. 17 tools that a bike requires are included in this mid weight multi tool. The FRM Test Crew has been twisting the ‘ICM’ for over a year now. We liked the sneakily clipped spoke wrench on the inside of 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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Event Alert: Pisachi Ride 2016

Werewolf mode racing on the outskirts of Bengaluru City is coming up this February. The “BigRock MotoPark” in Kolar, Karnataka packs in one of the raddest MX courses in India along with smooth XC trails.   26th Feb: 4:00pm Onwards – Recce Ride/practice ride One can either stay or come back to the city Stay: optional – 2 people per tent. 1000/- per head Info call: 9844111941.  | [email protected] 27th Feb : Reporting Time: 3:30pm. Registration: / Number Collection Tea, Dinner – Authentic food of Karnataka, hydration, timing device, Bib, medals, trophies…

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Event Alert: Bangalore Bicycle Championships – MTB DH 2015

The ‘Bangalore Bicycle Championships’ (Karnataka, India) has been around for a while. By the riders for the racers, BBCh includes Road, MTB XC and DH. After skipping the 2014 DH round, the BBCh DH Race is back! For 2015, Bengaluru/Pune crew have cooked up a better course than the previous ‘Turahalli’ descent. The new ‘Nandi Hill’ course will include few fun berms and jumps as well as a longer flat pedaling section! At approximately 2km in distance the Nandi course is apt for amateurs and experts alike. So hardtails, AM and DH rigs are all suitable for…

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Video: Chasing Rainbows | CS Santosh

The only Indian to have successfully battled the Dakar rally, innumerable podiums in National Motocross series for over a decade, CS Santosh is one bad ass throttle jockey. After winning the world’s highest rally – Raid de Himalaya, the Desert storm in Rajasthan, National Dirt Track series, Supercross championships… Whats next? The Bengalurian moto pilot has his eyes set over international podiums. CS Santosh | Chasing Rainbows  Dropin at  – BIG ROCK MOTOPARK in Bengaluru to catchup with Santosh and his crazy clan!

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