Trans-Cascadia is Back!

Trans-Cascadia racers will arrive at their first basecamp in the depths of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest tomorrow. For the first time, the 4-day blind-format enduro race will take place in Washington state, utilizing 45 miles of reclaimed trails that are the direct result of years of planning and thousands of hours of labor.  The field of racers is deep this year and those following – and attending – can look forward to some tight battles and great stories to come out of it. Back this year in our…

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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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Coming soon to India: Polygon Siskiu

Polygon Siskiu N series is an aluminum full suspension enduro bike with a combination of parts and technology design to be ready to be ridden in the most demanding of conditions. An aggressive, agile, and fast bike for the rider who wants to defeat their personal limitations all-day in the mountains to the local trails.  Wheelsports India, distributor/dealers of Polygon bike in India has recently announced “the new Siskiu range will be coming soon in their inventory”. All models of Siskiu N are built around a lightweight aluminum frame…

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Video: 4th Himalayan DH MTB Trophy 2017 Highlights

Himalayan Mountain Bike Network’s “4th Himalayan MTB Festival 2017” was one fast party. The popular DH Trophy event was off the hook as usual! Here are the highlights from the gravity event hosted by Ski Himalayas Park in Solang, Himachal Pradesh. Video: Omair Quadri | EIKA

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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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Video: Spiti Awakening

Tucked away from civilization, hidden from the bipeds, rests a surreal mountain scape in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh – Spiti. At an altitude of about 4500m, Spiti has many unexplored riding zones. The past couple of years I’ve been wandering in this region, looking for trails and cliffs to ride off of and have started to see more in each visit. Having dug out some trails with ace trail creator Steve Storey a few seasons ago, my visit this time was circled up. Joined by my team buddy…

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Video: Bawli Booch | Raj Kaushal

बावली बू्च्छ से के ? Here’s a Haryanvi twist to a Himachali story. Dedicating this piece to Randeep Hooda, Laal Rang and 2-stroke wonder Yamaha RX 100 Rider: Raj Kaushal Directed By: Anuj Khurana #4Play #RealJuice Song: Bawli Booch Movie: Laal Rang Singer: Vikas Kumar Lyricist: Dushyant Kumar Music Director: Mathias Duplessy

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Six weeks in one Day

Words: Ajay Padval \\ Photos: Gitesh Gupta, Vinay Menon, Kaushik Sinha, Lou Wittekind. With the 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival just around the corner, it was time to pack my bike and head out to Himachal’s buzzing town, Manali. My daily routine was to ride with all the racers from around the country who’d came to Himachal’s honey moon getaway for just two reasons: Race and Party! What reason did you think? It was great fun catching up with all the riders and the local support crew headed by FRMTB’s northern trail correspondent, Naveen Barongpa…

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Video: Himalayan DH MTB Trophy 2016

Its always groovy in Solang! The 3rd “Himalayan Downhill Mountain Bike Trophy” at Ski Himalayas Park in Solang, H.P, India was sinfully tuned. With India and Nepal’s top downhill racers in attendance the 2 KM course was shredded once again. Heres a highlight reel with all the action. Camera: E.I.K.A, Adwait Parchure. Edit: Vinay Menon

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