BC Bike Ride Expands Tour Packages in British Columbia

 BC Bike Ride – powered by the world-renowned BC Bike Race – is expanding its operations and event style tours to include new adventures and new regions. The Ride will now include the Kootenays, the Coast, and – returning for year three – Northern British Columbia. “The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” ~ Reinhold Messner. Race and Ride both fall under the brand BCBR and with 12 years of experience executing a mobile stage race with 600 racers and over 200 staff, the BC…

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Gnarly Bikes DH Concept by Erik Habermann

2019 is here and we are getting closer back to the future… every year while riding our simple or “not so simple” mountain bikes. These bikes have evolved so much since their birth and the progression continues till date with more and more innovative standards and more. However there are not even handful of individuals who think way ahead and innovate radical concepts which you may ride in coming years. Meet Erik Habermann. A product designer and a mountain biker from Berlin. Erik studied product design in Potsdam and then…

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Meet the riders who spawned Nigeria’s BMX scene

It started with a chance encounter, stumbling across some second-hand BMX bikes from the United States in a Nigeria shop. And following a trawl of some internet videos, it has spawned into a burgeoning BMX scene in the city’s capital, Lagos, transcending socio-economic backgrounds. Here is all you need to know: – The BMX scene only really started six years ago as rider Star Boy, aka Matthew Temitope, a mechanic in Lagos, was among those to stumble across some vintage 1980s freestyle BMXs. After watching videos with friends on his…

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Registrations Open for the ROS MTB XC Race

Here is a great way to start 2019. Riders of the Storm, better known as ROS a mountain biking club based in Chandigarh. The team members of ROS are passionate riders who also organize mountain bike races regularly in the Shivalik Hills around Chandigarh. The club has announced the ROS season 2 with the much awaited mountain bike race that will be held on 13th January 2019. The race route is expected to be around Chandigarh and will consist a bit of everything. 35 Km of climbs and descent on…

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FR MAG Top 10 of 2018

2018 was a radical year that saw great progression in mountain biking culture of India. From Red Bull Pump Track World Championship qualifiers in Hyderabad to riders taking top spots in Asian Enduro circuit. Here are our top 10 stories and interviews that were featured in 2018. Don’t forget to bookmark them. 10: River riding in Meghalaya with Gregory Allya Warjri 9: 5 Fire-fuelling tips to get the most out of the MTB riding season 8: Rider Interview | Slade Gomes 7: Project Solo | GuiDe National Geopark – China…

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Snow Bike Festival 2019

The Snow Bike Festival is back! Recently reaccredited by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a “Stage Race Class 1” race, this renowned event is one of only 20 stage races worldwide to be classified as such a highly ranked event, as well as the only one that takes place on snow. There are various new innovations planned for the 2019 edition to elevate the rider experience and truly make it a once in a lifetime race. Some of the special planned highlights include: The location of the finish village moving into the centre…

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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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Mountain Biking in Nagaland

By whatever name people have called this realm, hidden among the mountains of India’s northeast, Nagaland has always evoked a sense of mysticism and awe, intensified by the exquisitely picturesque landscapes, the vibrantly colorful sunrise and sunset, lush and verdant flora, this is a land that represents unimaginable beauty, moulded perfectly for a breath taking experience. For the adventurous and the intrepid, Nagaland is an ideal place for trekking, rock climbing, jungle camping and offers limitless exploration possibilities in its lush and verdant sub-tropical rain forests. Nagaland is sometimes referred…

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5 Bike brands that should be launched in India

India has constant increasing number of serious riders who are now investing and who are willing to invest their hard-earned money in high quality bikes (better known as premium bikes here) and components to enhance their riding experience. Similarly, the rising number of mountain bike races which also includes Downhill Mountain Bike racing is spreading like a wild fire across the country. Unfortunately, majority of existing and well-known bike brands in India are not ready to launch their full line-up (Trail bikes, Enduro Mountain Bikes, Downhill Mountain Bikes, Dirt Jumpers…

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