Suman Tamang | Rider Interview

Full Name:  Suman Tamang Nickname: Khatra Hometown: Lalitpur, Bhainsepa Favorite Drinks: Red Bull Music: Acoustic and any relaxing music. FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? SUMAN: I have been racing since 3 years. My first race was 3rd National Downhill Championship of Nepal in 2013 in which I got 13th position. FR MTB MAG: Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? SUMAN: My brothers Shyam Limbu, Anuj Adhikary, Rajesh Lama, Sushovit Chaudhary, Suwas Maharjan, Bikash…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016

The biggest and baddest mountain bikers party is back again in Manali “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. This concept is first of its kind mountain biking festival in India which started in 2014, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for 1 week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’. The festival consists of various mountain biking events and activities assisted with mountain bike races, demos and workshops. This year Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival has expanded to 3 exciting cycling…

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22nd Asian MTB Champs 2016 – Thailand | Practice Day

The “22nd Asian MTB Championships” is underway in Thailand. After a long struggle finally 4 Indian mountain bikers were given the opportunity to represent the nation at this Asian level event. Riders Piyush Chavan and Nilesh Dhumal are on the Downhill lineup while Purna Pradhan and Venkateshwarlu Kunchala will be competing in the cross country category. The timed Downhill practice run was clocked off yesterday with 28 riders lining up the start list. As of now, Japan’s stealth bomber – Kazuki Shimzu is leading with a 1:58 on the 1Km…

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AES – Nepal 2016 | Stage 4,5,6,7

Friday, April 09, 2016 | Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Stage 4,5,6 and 7 The Asian Enduro Series – Nepal chapter had a great response. The first enduro mountain bike race in the country exposed some fantastic trails of Nagarkot (Nepal) to the global mountain bike community. The second day some neat trails going through wicked forests and beautiful forests located in this area. The seven-stage race saw 53 riders from almost fifteen different countries take on the flowy wooded trails of Nagarkot. Orgranized by Gnarly, the event started with…

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6th National Downhill Championship – Nepal | Briefing Day

The 6th National Downhill Championship – Nepal is scheduled for 2nd April 2016. The race will be held at 2.8Km long gravity assisted track located in Hattiban near Kathmandu. The participant reported in good number despite rainy day. The National DH championship will have a total of 6 categories; Open, Elite, Overall Title, Women, Juniors and 30+. The top 4 riders during this race will be selected for the coming Asian Mountain Bike Championships which will be held in Thailand in the Month of May 2016. Local sensation Rajesh Magar…

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Palpa Fiction

Tansen Ultra 2015 report. The first ever Tansen Ultra race took place from December 26 to 29, 2015, in the restive town of Tansen of Palpa, Nepal. Organized by Gnarly and Dharohar Adventures, the event came in three flavors: Urban Downhill (DH) mountain biking, Urban Cross-country (XC) mountain biking and half marathon trail running. The 10 hours journey from Kathmandu to Palpa was intense. Traditional Nepali culture was visible all the way, so were the participants eager to assemble their rigs. More than 60 athletes, including participants from Bhutan, India, the…

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Laxmi Magar | Rider Interview

Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015 Nickname: Tin Tin Age: 28 Hometown: Nuwakot, Nepal Years riding: 7 Years Current bike: Scott Favorite drinks: Coke Music: Any music that makes me feel good.   FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? Laxmi: Mountain biking came as a physical fitness activity in my life but soon I realized it helped me relaxing my mind at the same time.   FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you? Laxmi: Ajay Pandit Chettri   FR MTB MAG:…

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