Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2017

Held as a part of the Mechukha Adventure Festival 2017, the Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2017 is the first downhill mountain bike event organized in the quite, mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. The 2.36 km long DH course built by the AMBIA team is one of the fastest downhill courses in India. With sections sending racers over 70kmph! The course included flight boosting wooden doubles built by Shillong’s Gregory Allya Warjri along with Gautam Taode of “GT Adventures”. The seeding run saw Nepal’s Prachit Magar take the lead…

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Yak Ru Enduro 2017 | Day 3

BRAGA – The final day of the inaugural Yak Ru Enduro saw riders taking on the opening uphill liaison on the trail leading to Milarepa’s Cave, just a short ride away from the event’s staging town of Manang. The cave, located high above the valley floor, is steeped in legend. According to local lore, Milarepa was a saint who, while meditating in the cave, convinced a hunter to put down his bow and arrow, disavow the killing of other living beings, and to pursue a life of compassion. The hunter,…

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Video: 4th Himalayan DH MTB Trophy 2017 Highlights

Himalayan Mountain Bike Network’s “4th Himalayan MTB Festival 2017” was one fast party. The popular DH Trophy event was off the hook as usual! Here are the highlights from the gravity event hosted by Ski Himalayas Park in Solang, Himachal Pradesh. Video: Omair Quadri | EIKA

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Yak Ru Enduro 2017 | Day 1

MANANG – A very special alpine enduro adventure kicked off for Yak Ru riders as they scaled their firsts liaison stage above Gangapurna glacial lake. At an altitude of 3800m and starting from a high point between some old village ruins and a chorten, the ‘Warm-up Stage’ was specially picked to allow riders a chance to savour the magnificent Himalayan scenery surrounding them. Loose, loamy conditions on the warm-up were just a precursor to the real test: Stage 1, the first timed stage. Dropping riders through tight, loose switchback turns…

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14th National MTB Championship 2017 | DH

A weekend of two wheeled slush fight, the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, rolled down at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year, once again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the gig. An 800mts downhill section, which was part of the XC race too, was the site for the gravity race. For the first time, under CFI (Cycling Federation of India) banner, a Downhill race at the Nationals has been included. A collective effort by veteran downhill riders of Pune and…

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Event Alert | Wah Khri Mountain Biking Challenge 2017

Wakhri Mountain Biking Challenge is coming up – 4th November, 2017 This is a video of the David Scott’s Off road Trail for the Wah Khri Mountain Biking challenge. We request all the participants to watch this video to get a rough idea about the trail. Participants have to keep in mind that they have to slow down in tight & technical turns, where there will be flags indicating the various zones of the trail i.e., GREEN, YELLOW & RED. The trail on this video is mainly Downhill and few pedaling…

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German MTB Enduro Championships in Willingen

The Enduro race of the Ziener BIKE Festival Willingen is becoming as important as never before. After the well-known Enduro series, which had stopped by in the State of Hessen in the past years, doesn’t come off anymore, Event Organisers agreed with the German Cycling Federation called Bund Deutscher Radfahrer e.V. to host the SCOTT Upland German MTB Enduro Championships. On Sunday, May 21, it’s the first time in history that the nationals for Elite Men and Elite Women will be staged in the Hochsauerland region. “Hosting the German Championships…

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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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15th Nepal National XC Championships 2016

As part of the 7th National Games, Nepal flagged off the 15th National Cross Country Championships on 29th December. Set in the outskirts of Dharan, the race course was tacky for the countries top racers. XC Racing in Nepal looks somewhat like this! High speed and all out! Heres “Elite Men” Winner – Roan Tamang. WINNERS \\ Elite Women: 1st Laxmi Magar 2nd Manju Khadka 3rd Pushpa Bhandar Elite Men: 1st Roan Tamang 2nd Narayan Gopal Maharjan 3rd Rajkumar Shrestha  

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Elements of Victory

Of all the events we attend every year, nothing makes us quite as proud as BC Bike Race. A seven-day international stage race, it’s amazing to see so many people from all over the world enjoying our backyard’s choicest trails. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s rugged coast, and some of the world’s most challenging cross country singletrack—all explored while camping between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges. This year’s 10th annual BC Bike Race was the perfect occasion to give our updated Element platform some real-world marathon…

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