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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CONTEST – Win a Premium Brew T-Shirt

Here is an easy way to win a “rad looking” “limited-edition” Premium Brew T-shirt by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. This 100% cotton T-shirt will make you look radical every-time you ride (or not ride) and help you to enjoy mountain bike life while you gulp that beer more efficiently at your favorite bar. Follow 2 simple steps to win: Subscribe to our newsletter. You will see the E-mail subscription option on the right side of our website www.freeridermag.in (Scroll down all the way if browsing from mobile phone). Don’t worry. We won’t…

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Event Alert: MTB Arunachal 2018

The Dalmia MTB Arunachal; Hornbill’s Flight Race is an annual mountain bike race held in Arunachal Pradesh which holds the distinction of being the northeastern-most state of the country. Being the first race of the first decade planned ahead, the race covers about 650 Kms in 8 Days starting from the state capital Itanagar to beautiful Mechuka along the Indo-China border. On the way the riders will pass through the dense monsoonal forests, river beds, vast expansive land and rest for one day at beautiful banks of river Siyum at…

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5th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival – Reboot

Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival started back in 2014 and defined celebration of world-class mountain biking in India by organizing multiple mountain biking events for professional and passionate riders around the globe. This event took the mountain biking culture of India to the next level and also encouraged the athletes to enhance their riding skills. The 5th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which was originally scheduled for October 2018 was cancelled due to unfortunate floods and landslides in Himachal Pradesh. This natural calamity affected the event and participation forcing the organizers to push…

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Product Feature – DC Court Graffik Shoes

Having a good grip on the pedals is essential. Skate shoes are always spot on, in combination with good platform pedals. There are a number of options out there in the market these days, available in all sorts of designs and prices. DC shoes have been around for a while and are now available in India through TATA CLiQ and Reliance Brands. We recently got our feet into the new Court Graffik pair of sneakers. These BMX/Skate shoes are good enough for dirt play too! Sole Though it’s not typically…

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Wheeler – iXS Team wins Enduro2 in Davos

Last weekend, 20 to 22 September 2018, in perfect sunny weather, the international mountain bike enduro scene came together in Davos, Switzerland for Enduro2. It was the second edition of this race which offers guaranteed fun times racing in teams of two. Almost 400 riders competed, absolutely loving the alpine race stages and breathtaking scenery on the incredible trails around Davos Klosters. The overall victory was won by the Wheeler – iXS Team of Stefan Peter and Tim Bratsch from RC Graenichen. The event and the whole Davos Klosters area…

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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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