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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Ismamul Howk | Rider Interview

. By: Vinay Menon The new crop of downhill racers in India radiates potential to win international races. One such ripper is Ismamul Howk from Guwahati, Assam. We caught up with the soft spoken 23 year old lad who juggles between college lectures and winning races. Name: Ismamul Howk Age: 23 Nick name: Babu Hometown: Guwahati, Assam Current Bike: Giant reign 1.5GE Years Riding: 4 Current sponsors: Spoke Hub Cycling, Starkenn FRMTB: Ismamul, how did you get into mountain biking? Ismamul: It all started with racing my friends on a…

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BOAR LINES ep.2 ‘Sky Fall’

Roaming between french E-bike Enduro Series ( n°1 after the first round ) and the Enduro World Series ( 15th in Madeira ),Camille Servant is not loosing his time at all.  He’s now up to look for the most incredible lines that french ground has to offer. Freeriding some steep alpine slopes and reaching a great flow on bike park lines, it’s in ‘Montclar les 2 vallées’ that our wild boar wants to lead you this time, and as usual, with his Rocky Mountain Powerplay.  

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Apu Wamani – Mountain Gods of the Andes

The Inca worshipped the mountains as protective deities. These “Guardians of the Valley” were called „Apu Wamani“ in Quechua, the language of the Inca. An ambitious bike project in Chile wanted to try and bike five of these mountains to raise awareness of the history of these people that are no longer. I followed an invitation to the last big mountain of this multi-year expedition. Words: Gerhard Czerner | Photography: Martin Bissig The Llullaillaco is the third highest volcano on Earth with its 6739m. It’s also the highest mountain with no glacial…

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Fresh new Dirt Pump Track near Mumbai – GHV Endeavor Trail

. Weather and the riding scene in Maharashtra, India are heating up right now. GHV Endeavor Trail, pump track is the newest addition to the growing number of well-designed pump tracks in India. Green Home Villas is ground zero to this new dirt pack. Only a few miles from Mumbai city, the GHV Endeavor Trail pump track will add more bike hours for the Mumbai and Pune riders. We caught up with Mohammad, the man behind GHV Endeavor Trail. Name: Mohammed Mursalin Akhtar Memon  \\  Age: 35 years Occupation: Ex-Banker and…

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Video: Brendan Howey – Rain Or Shine

. The idea for me was to shoot some of my favourite spots at home, here on the Sunshine Coast. We were thrown quite the contrasting weather but I think it worked out in our favour being in and out of the woods. I’m lucky to get to work with a perfectionist like Secco, it shows in every shot and always makes the hiking worth it. – Brendan Howey   Director: Scott Secco Sound Design: Keith White Audio Music: Luke Atencio & Nash Howe

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Spirit of Mogli – Pump Track Attack

Spirit of Mogli was started with an aim to bring people closer through art, music and cycling. Located on the outskirts of Pune in the middle of a lush green organic farm, it has been attracting musicians, dancers, and cyclists for its peaceful vibes since early 2017. The Barn that was once used to rear poultry has now become a hub for artists and musicians to form new collaborations and create an environment of free expression in the middle of this farm. A short walk from the barn is the…

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Sangai MTB Downhill

Every year the State of Manipur celebrates the “Manipur Sangai Festival” from 21st to 30th November. The ‘Festival’ is named after the State animal, Sangai, the brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur. It started in the year 2010 and has grown over the years into a big platform for Manipur to showcase its rich tradition and culture to the world. The festival is labeled as the grandest festival of the State today and helps promote Manipur as a world class tourism destination. Every edition of the festival showcases the tourism…

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Event Alert: Pump Track Attack at Spirit of Mogli – Maharashtra, India

. Coming up on 18th of November is the “Pump Track Attack” by the folks at Spirit of Mogli in Gahunje, Maharashtra. During Pump Track Attack, each participant will get a chance to ride around the dirt track with the idea of covering the distance as quickly as possible. This is a fast and high energy sport and it is even more fun when there is a crowd cheering you on! So bring your family and friends to this event and have an energetic outing to Spirit of Mogli! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Time Trials

The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country, in the Time Trials-leg…

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