Border Raid MTB 2016

The First Tsomgo Lake Mountain Bike Race. 27th September, 2016 was World Tourism Day. It was also a day which saw one of the most grueling Mountain Bike Cross Country Endurance events ever to take place in India. The Border Raid MTB organized by Hub Outdoor had riders climbing from 6,200 feet in Gangtok to 12,400 feet above sea level at Tsomgo Lake in a mere 32kms. That is some steep incline. 32 riders participated in this epic sufferfest of mammoth proportions and 30 of them finished the race within…

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BIKE Transalp 2017 Anniversary edition unveiled

The stage towns of the 20th BIKE Transalp powered by Sigma, the race which has influenced mountain bike marathon racing like no other over the past two decades, have been unveiled. The anniversary edition of the popular MTB stage race for teams of two will be staged from July 16 till 22, 2017, and will will lead over some 550 km and 18,000 metres of climbing from Mayrhofen, Austria across the main chain of the Alps to Riva del Garda, Italy – the tradition-rich town at the shores of Lake Garda,…

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BMX for everyone

Fitness is a new fad in major Indian cities these days. Occasional marathons, aerobics, yoga workshops are held every weekend and have encouraged lot of people to adopt physical activities and not stay addicted to office cubical. Similar weekend activities are also organized regularly in Chandigarh. However this Sunday saw an addition to these workshops by adding BMX performance. The local BMX gang under the guidance of Jeewan Jeet Singh was invited by the organizer at Sukhna Lake and were the main attraction during this event. These lads did not…

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The Ladakh files: September 2008

The Ladakh files: September 2008 By: Sahba Rowshan Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #6 | November 2011 In September 2008, two friends; Dhruv and Sahba(me) headed out to Manali and Ladakh to find some new trails, our main plan was to ride down the four main passes on the Manali – Leh highway, which also happen to be some of the highest in the world, sounds simple right? This is a brief account of our rides. Our first stop was a small village called Jibhi, nestled…

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