Event Highlights: 1st Ra.Khe.Pa XC Championship 2018 | Nepal

Photos: Santosh Rai, Nepal Cycling Association \\ Video: Nishant Shah The first Ra.Khe.Pa XCO MTB Championship in Nepal flagged off on 13th January on the Hattiban Hills in Pharping Kathmandu. Checkout all the action from the forest. Video: Nishant Shah Elite Men The Elite men had to pull up 9 Laps of the 3.85 Kms power churner of a course. The dry track saw a few riders fighting for traction in some bits.           Elite Women The Elite Women racers had to pedal out 6 laps of…

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The Yearning for Flow

It’s about this time of year when the focus shifts from winter to spring and the longing for early sunrises, warm rays of sunshine and the pleasure of that flowy feeling on two-wheels just gets a grip of us. Mountain bikers still have to wait until June 2, when Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis kicks off the new biking season and the Waldbahn starts to take visitors and their bikes from all over the world up the mountain. But, why not start daydreaming about the sound of rubber on dirt and that unique…

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BC Bike Race 2016 Course

BC Bike Race Announces Their 2016 Course North Vancouver – BC Bike Race the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’ is ready to unveil their 2016 route that will take 600 racers from 36 countries along the West Coast of British Columbia from North Vancouver to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and finally to Whistler. The carefully crafted course has been honed over the last 9 years and is sure to challenge everyone from the technically gifted to the fittest sprinter. With approximately 300 kilometers of adventure through old growth forests, along pristine coastlines, and on handcrafted singletrack…

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Kaisdhar Trail

Kaisdhar Trail By: Naveen Barongpa Location: Kaisdhar, Kullu – INDIA Also featured in Issue #8 Our friends from Himachal Pradesh got together with their bikes, back in winters of 2010 and decided to ride a trail which turned out to be one of the most exciting trails in Kullu. Kaisdhar – Located in Kullu is a wonderful trail that can be completed in a day. Though Naveen, Musa, Boney, Vishal and Sumant had different plans. The gang started riding from Dhalpur and burned a lot of calories while negotiating climbs till…

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Darklight – Trailer

The lights haven’t gone out yet! Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight, a film that takes viewers back into a world of light and color. Supported by innovative television manufacturer Philips TV, this is the third collaboration between the soulful filmmakers at Sweetgrass Productions and Swedish creative house Ahlstrand and Wållgren. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest. A physically and mentally demanding production, this piece was…

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Tons – The land of ancient trails.

Tons – The land of ancient trails. By: Vineet Sharma Location: Tons, Uttarakhan – INDIA Also featured in Issue #10 | July 2012 After returning from the hot region of Southern India, it was time to hit the Himalayan region of ‘Uttarakhand’ for more mountain biking and to teach basics of mountain biking to the school kids from various parts of the country. Our camp was located in Mora village next to the Tons River, also known as Tons Valley, which is one of the major destinations for water based…

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Turahalli – yesterday, today & tomorrow

Turahalli – yesterday, today and tomorrow By: Rahul Thomas Location: Turahalli, Bangalore – INDIA Also featured in Issue#9 | May 2012 Stand up on the pedals and feel the rush as you roll six-and-a-half feet down the rock and lean into a long left-handed curve. You want to crank harder but the dry, dusty track has you wary as you stick the left leg out for balance. Switchback left and head straight for the crack in the rocks. Just as you squeeze through, you realise you’re going too fast. Your…

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