14th National MTB Championship 2017 | XC

Monsoon skies of Pune, Maharashtra, looked over the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, held at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the track, as well as the race. The 3 day event included Cross Country Mass start and Time trials split into, Men and Women juniors, sub-juniors, youth and Elite. The track designed by GT Adventures for 2017 included straight wide sprint sections leading to a steep, 800 mts technical descent, a section…

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Nepal and India ready to race at 23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 in China

The Asian Continental Mountain Biking Championships 2017 to be held in Xuancheng, China is slated for the 13th and 14th of May. As the best in Asia prepare for a wheel battle, Nepalese and Indian racers are buckling up for a good fight as well. The Indian National XC champion Kiran Kumar Raju (31) from Karnataka along with Ramesh Ale (24), Purna Bahadur Pradhan (32), K Venkateswarlu Reddy(30) from the Indian Army will be cranking it up in the XC rounds. This year Nepal will not be joining the podium…

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Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 | Downhill

Photo: Utkarsh Rao, Veloscope, Shekhar Agarwal. Karnataka’s heart, Bengaluru city always stands out for its vibrant specs. Not a surprise, one of the raddest mountain bike events of India rolls here! Come winter and the Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 beeped up on the “Must attend” chart for top mountain bikers from India and Nepal. A three wing event, BMF 2.0 2017 included Trail Running, Cross Country Mountain Biking and the most anticipated – Downhill Mountain Biking. Located on the outskirts of Bengaluru town, Avathi Hills blew up with the elite Downhillers…

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3rd Kohima DH 2016

The biggest indigenous festival of India, Hornbill Festival in Kohima, Nagaland now has a new age sport in the mix, Mountain Biking. For the 3rd year, Native Station put together a downhill race for the knobby tired youth! This year’s race was supported by Nagaland Tourism Department and the prizes by Giant Starkenn bikes. The event saw around 35 riders hailing from different parts of India and even from Nepal & Britain. The race blazed on in a quite village of Phesama located at a distance of 8km’s from Kohima…

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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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22nd Asian MTB Champs 2016 – Thailand | RESULTS

The 22nd Asian MTB DH Champs in Chai Nat, Thailand concluded today. With 28 of Asia’s selected racers battling it out for the win, the 1KM course was blazing in soaring heat. Japan‘s missile Kazuki Shimizu took the win with a 1:54.666. Thailand‘s Tanaphon Jarupeng grabbed 2nd with a 1:55.343 and Japan‘s Junya Nagata took 3rd with a 1:56.084. Nepal‘s bullet, Rajesh Magar landed a 20th with 2:19.148. Shakar Yakthumba finished 23rd followed by India‘s Piyush Chavan (26th) and Suraj Panday (27th) and Nilesh Dhumal (28th).  

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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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