Event Alert | Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival 2017

The Second Edition of the Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival will be held during the biggest cultural festival of India – Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, India. Set for December 6th – 8th 2017, the event will include, Cross Country and Downhill races and prizes worth over 2,00,000 INR will be on the table! This MTB Festival takes place in the stunning District of Mokokchung, which is well known for the warm & hospitable nature of the locals, picturesque mountains, epic trails and a fascinating rich cultural heritage. Whilst the main focus…

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Border Raid MTB 2016

The First Tsomgo Lake Mountain Bike Race. 27th September, 2016 was World Tourism Day. It was also a day which saw one of the most grueling Mountain Bike Cross Country Endurance events ever to take place in India. The Border Raid MTB organized by Hub Outdoor had riders climbing from 6,200 feet in Gangtok to 12,400 feet above sea level at Tsomgo Lake in a mere 32kms. That is some steep incline. 32 riders participated in this epic sufferfest of mammoth proportions and 30 of them finished the race within…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016 – Report

The biggest and baddest mountain bike show of India wrapped up on 29th May in Manali – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which expanded to 3 epic events saw great participation and action and here is the report. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (2016 – Manali) finished  in Manali which is also known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of India”. The festival kicked off with Himalayan BMX Comp on 26th May 2016 in the main town where the immense crowd witnessed BMX…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016

The biggest and baddest mountain bikers party is back again in Manali “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. This concept is first of its kind mountain biking festival in India which started in 2014, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for 1 week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’. The festival consists of various mountain biking events and activities assisted with mountain bike races, demos and workshops. This year Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival has expanded to 3 exciting cycling…

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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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Ride > Race > Party > Repeat

India’s wildest mountain bike festival, where mountain bikers from all over the world ride, race and party together for a week in the beautiful Himalayan town of Manali aka ‘The Mountain Biking Capital of India’. This lifestyle is much required to improve the riding culture of this country where the sport is fairly new and progression is on full swing. Stoked participants. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2015 was conducted in Manali and Solang Valley (Himachal Pradesh) from 16th to 19th July 2015. This festival had 2 professional mountain bike races in…

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Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2015

India will witness a first of its kind mountain biking festival this July where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for one week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan state ‘Manali’ aka The Mountain Biking Capital of India. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival powered by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network is scheduled from 16th to 19th July 2015 and will host local trail riding sessions, cross country race, downhill race followed by post ride parties. The idea behind this festival is to bring all…

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Slowdown

Photos: Ang Thsering | Words: Tangi Rebours | http://www.enduromtbnepal.com Fast food, fast cars, fast tracked, fast bikes…. Everything and everybody nowadays has to be fast. I still wonder why in our society we always apologize for our lack of speed? I don’t consider myself a lazy man but I like to take my time.  When I am in a rush I usually make a lot of mistakes, in life and on my bike… To escape the pressures of modern life I like to take my bike to the mountains, alone or with…

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Himachal DH MTB Trophy 2014

1st Woodland Himachal Mountain Bike Trophy – 2014 Story of the first downhill mountain bike race of India organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 First version of “The Most Wicked Mountain Bike Race of India” held in the Mountain Biking Capital of India on 4th and 5th July, 2014. The Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival got postponed for next season which means the first big downhill mountain bike race of India was getting postponed too. It was not because of…

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Video: Himachal Downhill MTB Trophy – 2014

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