Making country proud – Rinku Thakur

The best and youngest mountain biking weapon of India “Rinku Thakur” has seen enough podiums already and his journey has just started. Currently standing #1 in Asian Enduro Series ranking (Junior Category) Rinku has been regularly making his hometown and country proud. Know more about young lad Rinku in this exclusive interview by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Rinku Thakur Hometown: Manali Current Bike: Yeti SB6 Years Riding: Riding fulltime since 2013 Current sponsors: Himalayan Mountain Bike Network FR MTB: How did you get into mountain biking? RINKU: I started my…

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Coming soon in India: Polygon Siskiu

With Asian Enduro series and various other enduro mountain bike races taking place in Asia-Pacific, Our country is next in the list as Himalayan Enduro Championship will be the first Enduro mountain bike race of India that will take place during the 5th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (11th to 14th October). This one day race will be divided in 3 special stages which are extremely steep and technical. You’d be glad to ride a good enduro mountain bike in this race and Polygon’s new range might be a good weapon.…

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Himalayan Mountain Bike Photo Contest 2017

October 12th,  the 4th edition of the wicked Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival returned to Manali, Himachal Pradesh – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The festival includes BMX street and flatland sessions, roughest Downhill mountain bike race of India and the gnarliest cross country race in the country. Newest addition this year to the Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival was the “Himalayan Mountain Bike Photo Contest” in association with F-Stop Gear. Here, invited photographers competed to put together the best action and lifestyle slideshow from 4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival. This contest…

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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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Have you registered for 4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival?

The registrations are on for the most happening mountain biking event of India – 4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival. The festival will consist of various mountain biking events and activities assisted with mountain bike races, demos, workshops, live concerts and bike expo. IMPORTANT:  Last Date for Online Registrations is 25th September 2017. On-Spot Registrations are NOT AVAILABLE.  Follow this link to complete your registrations before 25th September 2017: http://himalayanmtb.com/4th-himalayan-mountain-bike-festival-2017/ Here is the event schedule: The festival is organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network which is the leading mountain bike adventure company…

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Himalayan Trails n Dust MTB Challenge – Janjehli

Two days of pure mountain bike action on the best trails of Janjehli Valley, surrounded by spectacular scenery. The leader in mountain bike adventures and holidays in the Himalayas – Himalayan Mountain Bike Network have been organizing mountain bike races since last 7 years. The famous Himalayan Trails n Dust Mountain Bike Challenge by this team is one of the hottest mountain bike race in India. Manali and Kullu have been the main venues for this race. This Year Himachal Tourism invited Himalayan Mountain Bike Network team to conduct this race to introduce a new…

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Video: Spiti Awakening

Tucked away from civilization, hidden from the bipeds, rests a surreal mountain scape in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh – Spiti. At an altitude of about 4500m, Spiti has many unexplored riding zones. The past couple of years I’ve been wandering in this region, looking for trails and cliffs to ride off of and have started to see more in each visit. Having dug out some trails with ace trail creator Steve Storey a few seasons ago, my visit this time was circled up. Joined by my team buddy…

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Video: Bawli Booch | Raj Kaushal

बावली बू्च्छ से के ? Here’s a Haryanvi twist to a Himachali story. Dedicating this piece to Randeep Hooda, Laal Rang and 2-stroke wonder Yamaha RX 100 Rider: Raj Kaushal Directed By: Anuj Khurana #4Play #RealJuice Song: Bawli Booch Movie: Laal Rang Singer: Vikas Kumar Lyricist: Dushyant Kumar Music Director: Mathias Duplessy

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Event Alert: The HELL Race 2016

The mega mountain biking challenge in the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas is back with it’s 2nd edition! A 5 day multi stage biking race on the toughest terrain will blaze from 24th November to 28th November this year. The track is a combination that has a stiff uphill to test your mental strength, a fast paced downhill to get your adrenaline pumping & a technical single-track with broken rocks, flowing water streams, hanging bridges and fallen trees. This isn’t just a bike race. The race would reach to the next level…

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Six weeks in one Day

Words: Ajay Padval \\ Photos: Gitesh Gupta, Vinay Menon, Kaushik Sinha, Lou Wittekind. With the 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival just around the corner, it was time to pack my bike and head out to Himachal’s buzzing town, Manali. My daily routine was to ride with all the racers from around the country who’d came to Himachal’s honey moon getaway for just two reasons: Race and Party! What reason did you think? It was great fun catching up with all the riders and the local support crew headed by FRMTB’s northern trail correspondent, Naveen Barongpa…

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