17th Indian National MTB Championship 2021 – Downhill | Gadag, Karnataka

For FRMTB by: Shashank CK – Chain Adventures Becoming a strong fixture of the Indian National MTB Championship, the 2nd official year of Downhill Nationals was flagged off in Gadag, Karnataka. The 17th Indian National MTB Championship 2021 hosted by the Karnataka state cycling association, saw the XC/DH course running through a designated forest zone. The Gadag Zoo, was ground zero for the Cross Country as well as the Downhill races for the weekend. A short track Downhill course was scoped out by India’s winning-est downhill racer, Gautam Taode and…

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Event: 3rd Assam Downhill Championship 2020

Words: Cheyann Nongrum \\ Photos: Bishal Jyoti Saikia, Jashim Click, SasankadipGogoi Visiting the hills of Assam, the Assam Downhill Championship 3.0 took place on the 19th and 20th of December 2020. The event took place once again on the famous Monkey Trail at 6th Mile. Being the first race of the year for most of our North Eastern Riders, many were excited to see where they stand and for some, experience their first downhill race. This year, the track had a full makeover with the help of India’s Downhill Mountain…

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Video: Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2020

Staying in isolation, sailing through the nationwide lockdown, 2020 has been low strung for the larger part. With most of the sporting events cancelled this year, the handful of mountain bike events too were hanging on govt permissions. To fuel the joy of downhill mountain bikers in India, Ladakh Tourism Dept waved the green flag for “Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2020” at Disko Valley Bike Park by team Unexplored Ladakh. A select list of racers were invited with logistical support for the attending riders.   View this post on Instagram…

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Shirui Lily MTB Downhill 2019 – Manipur, India

Photos: Kahorpam Horam / Chiko Adventures Ukhrul, Manipur in India was the action ground for the 3rd SHIRUI LILY MTB DOWNHILL race earlier this October. Part of the SHIRUI LILY FESTIVAL 2019, the race was organised by Chiko Adventures and Manipur Extreme Sports (MXS). A 1.3km course with features like wooden berms, jumps with an extended steep loose descent was on offer for the racers. The track was one of the tougher ones in the country, requiring expert skills to tackle the high speed and tech descent. Organised in the SHIRUI LILY…

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Video: 3rd Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival – Nagaland, India

. Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival is a celebration of traditional roots along with today’s lifestyle. Team “Trail Hounds Cycling Club” from Mokokchung, Nagaland has been hosting a fun gathering of mountain bikers since 2016 in their hometown of Mokokchung, as part of the Hornbill Festival. The 3rd Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival – Downhill race on the forest slopes, blazed up the generally calm town. A 2kms long trail through the dense forest took the racers over mud steps, hairpin turns and roots, keeping the racer “on the edge” literally, as many…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2019 – MTB Downhill

By: Vinay Menon The 8th edition of India’s oldest Downhill race – BBCh MTB Downhill clicked out on the Nandi Hills trail in Bengaluru, Karnataka earlier this June. Nearly 30 Riders from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka lined up to race the 600mts course. Hardtails and Full Suss racers had their separate categories. No expert, beginner or elite categories this year. Racers had to give it their best to make it to the top three. The young boys are stepping up onto the BBCh podiums now. 14 and 17 year…

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GHV Endeavor Dirt Pump Track Championship 2019 – Mumbai

Mumbai is usually associated with the urban chaos and polluted skies. A breath of fresh air on the outskirts of Mumbai, in Murbad, Thane is the newly built GHV Endeavor Trail – Dirt Pump Track at “Green Home Villas”. Fighting the extreme pre-monsoon temperature spike, over 50 mountain bikers and BMX riders landed in the quite Manivali village in Murbad. In India, people with property or/and money don’t really invest into cycling of any sort. But GHV did. They plunged in without making an excel sheet of ROI. So kudos…

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Video: Grand Himalayan Enduro 2019 – Highlights | Nepal

. Here’s all the action from GRAND HIMALAYAN ENDURO 2019 – Nepal Round 1 – Asian Enduro Series  (Enduro World Series Qualifier) The Grand Himalayan Enduro 2019 is presented by Gravity Nepal & organised by GNARLY.  Racing in Kathmandu’s eastern rim of Nagarkot with 8 stages from April 6th through April 7th 2019.  The Event was Brought to you by Arna, Powered by VEE Tire Co., Energy Partner: M150. Official Video Partner: http://ReFrame.Live Heli Rescue Partner: Airlife Rescue, Support: Freedom Adventures, Trail Team: Gurkha Warriors, Race Village: Hotel Country Villa,…

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Riders and their Rides | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – Downhill

India’s IT hub Bengaluru, is also known for it’s alternative sports followers. The 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 saw a good number of trail runners, cross country racers and downhill racers. We caught up with some of the gravity loving boys racing at the BMF “Balls of Steel” DH race to know more about their steeds.   Photos: © Kimaya Morye For more details on some of these bikes, checkout – Psynyde Bikes & Components Polygon Bikes India – Wheel Sports Specialized Bikes – Bums on the Saddle Giant Bicycles…

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