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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How to: Start a career in mountain bike racing in India

Mountain bike racing has evolved a lot in India ever since the first mountain bike Nationals held in Chandigarh in 2000. It is exciting to see the number of mountain bike races being organized every year from North to South of India. This evolution has not only helped the riders enhance their skills, but has pushed the organizers to set up races more professionally, while encouraging bicycle brands to bring in better equipment. How to start racing career? Symptoms: You got a mountain bike and love dirt. At the same…

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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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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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Event Alert | 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. This unique mountain bike race will take racers through the scenic Janjehli Valley which is full of cascading streams, soothing greenery and epic trails. The mountain bike race course goes through a wide variety of terrain which can be challenging for even the most experienced racers. This year’s course captures the unique flavor of the area in two fabulous days of racing. Cash prizes and medals will be awarded to winners, plus you get…

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4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival – Dates Announced

Mark your calendars, the dates for the most talked-about Mountain Bike Festival in India are now locked for October 2017. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival that brought us some of the most jaw dropping moments  returns with the 4th edition scheduled from 12th to 15th October 2017 in Manali which is also known as The Mountain Biking Capital of India. EVENT 1 : 2nd Himalayan BMX Comp, a flatland BMX comp in association with SharpTune EVENT 2 : 7th Himalayan Trails n Dust Mountain Bike Challenge – Competitive XC MTB Race EVENT 3 : 4th Himalayan Downhill…

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