Video: 4th Kohima Downhill 2017 | Nagaland, India

Words: Yanpvuo Kikon WINNERS of the 4th KOHIMA DOWNHILL 2017 1st – Suman Tamang – S.T. (Nepal) 2nd – Apshai Griffith Niangti (Shillong) 3rd – Prachit Thapa (Nepal) 4th – Gautam Taode (Pune) 5th – Ollie Hemstock (United Kingdom) Best Local Rider – Seyieo Sekhose (Kohima)  THANK YOU #MTBFAM Indian MTB Community, our sponsors and supporters for making this possible! Without you all none of this would have been possible – Psynyde Bikes (http://psynydebikes.com/) Lhouvizosier Mezhur Sekhose Kekhrie Mezhur Sekhose Chan Kikon Dr. Ruovinuo Thenuo Seyie Auto Winterxmade (http://wintermade.in/) Photographers…

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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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4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2017

India witnessed the fourth edition of the wicked Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival in Manali, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and race together for 1 week in the holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’, aka “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which is organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network hosted a BMX Jam session, flagging off the week’s two wheeled festivities. The weekend included, India’s roughest Downhill Mountain Bike Race and a challenging 2-day Cross Country MTB stage race. The concept behind…

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23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 | DH Finals

The 23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 Downhill Finals saw Japan’s Yuki Kushima on top of the podium. With a blazing time of 2:09.723 on the 1.3km steep and slidy course, the Japanese warrior destroyed the competition with style! A post shared by Freerider MTB MAG (@freeridermtb) on May 14, 2017 at 3:42am PDT Nepal’s Rajesh Magar fought well to keep up his speed on an enduro bike and grabbed a 16th place finish with a crazy save half way down the gnarly course. An upswing from last year’s 20th.

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23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 | DH Seeding

23rd Asian Continental Championships – Xuancheng, CHINA hosted by Asian Cycling Confederation. DHI Seeding Results: 29 riders from various nationalities reported for the seeding run today where Japanese riders Kazuki Shimizu from Japan clocked the fastest time followed by Yuki Kushima and Hajime Imoto. A post shared by Freerider MTB MAG (@freeridermtb) on May 12, 2017 at 3:03pm PDT

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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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Video: Kohima Downhill 2016 – Nagaland

Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival is not just about traditional art and culture, it also includes speed seeking mountain bikers racing for the “Kohima Downhill” Champ title. Here’s a recap from the forests of Nagaland! Edited by Rongsen Jamir Cinematography by Lansothung Lotha & Rongsen Jamir Special thanks to Ajay Padval for the gopro POV footage

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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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Follow Em – Instagram Trail

Here are some instagram profiles you dont wana skip! FRM will be featuring profiles of riders from the subcontinent who are leading charge and showcase the mountain biking scene through their instagram profiles. Give em a “Follow” and keep yourself updated with beautiful imagery and a charger hit. Laxmi Magar (Kathmandu, Nepal) Gautam Taode (Pune, MH, India) Ajay Pandit Chhetri (Kathmandu, Nepal) Ajay Padval (Pune, MH, India) Tarequr Rahman (Chittagong, Bangladesh) Jibin Joy (Kuttikkanam, Kerala)

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