Event Alert: Ladakh MTB Festival 2019

. The high, dry mountains of Ladakh are spot-on for epic freeriding. Not to forget the abundance of natural singletrack trails that run throughout the region. Mountain biking in Ladakh is not something new; there have been plenty of prominent riders who’ve visited the region in the past. Renowned riders like Andi Wittmann, Guido Tschugg and Kelly Mcgarry have treaded the uncharted Ladakh terrain. Though Ladakh has an impeccable landscape for mountain biking, it lacks the infrastructure to build a strong culture. We see places like Pune, Bengaluru, Himachal and…

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Know More: North Quest Challenge – Ladakh

. One of the highest accredited cross country mountain bike races in the world – North Quest Challenge is just a crank spin away for folks in India. Coming up this September for its 3rd year, the NQC has introduced more categories for all levels of riders. We caught up with the organizers to know more about India’s highest cross country mountain biking challenge. FRMTB: How did the North Quest Challenge come about? NQC: Wisdom EventoSports is a venture between enthusiasts coming together to promote cycling. Promoted by Stany Wangchuk,…

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Event Alert: North Quest Challenge 2019 – Ladakh, India

Coming up this September in one of the highest riding zones of India, Ladakh, for its 3rd year, North Quest Challenge 2019.  Last year saw nearly 250 racers competing over different categories. The 2018 champion Kiran Kumar Raju from Bengaluru pulled all his power to take the win at this highest accredited XC race in the world. The North Quest Challenge is accredited by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI). The race was xcm (cross country marathon) format, a gruelling 9.5km course x 6laps with a 3km constant climb…

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Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India

Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India Top five highly recommended mountain biking destinations of India that you must check out. By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #25 | Jan-Feb 2015 | 3rd Special Collectors Edition – Printed Rich culture, best spices, great food, highest mountains, adventure everywhere. Welcome to India with your mountain bike and here are top 5 highly recommended epic mountain biking destinations that you must check out. #1 Manali – Himachal Pradesh: Manali, a Himalayan town located in the beautiful Indian state of Himachal Pradesh…

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High in the Himalayas

 High in the Himalayas – An epic road trip with Andi Wittmann and Guido Tschugg By: Vineet Sharma Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 How it started: Andi Wittmann and I were having a general chat last year and the plan to ride the big mountains in the Indian Himalayas came up erratically. Who wouldn’t love to test their riding skills and have fun in the Great Himalayas which are extremely demanding at the same time. After months of conversations we decided to…

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Freeride Ladakh

Freeride Ladakh By: Piotr “zdan” Zdanecki / http://borntoroam.pl Location: Stok Kangri, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue#19 | Jan 2014 It has been one of those rainy evenings in autumn, that the best thing you can do is browsing the internet. I have been looking for a place on our planet where mountains are very high and till that moment no one dared to shred paths lying there on a mountain bike. Once I have seen Ladakh on photos, it was love at first sight. Finally, after few months…

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Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven By: Naveen Barongpa Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 Our team member Naveen Barongpa is one aggressive rider from the Himalayas. This 30 years old has covered some epic hidden single tracks to famous and demanding routes.  Recently he cycled on the famous Manali to Leh route leading a group. Though he has cycled this route couple of times but this time he got a chance to explain how it goes on this famous route which is on list of…

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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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