Video: 3rd Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival – Nagaland, India

. Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival is a celebration of traditional roots along with today’s lifestyle. Team “Trail Hounds Cycling Club” from Mokokchung, Nagaland has been hosting a fun gathering of mountain bikers since 2016 in their hometown of Mokokchung, as part of the Hornbill Festival. The 3rd Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival – Downhill race on the forest slopes, blazed up the generally calm town. A 2kms long trail through the dense forest took the racers over mud steps, hairpin turns and roots, keeping the racer “on the edge” literally, as many…

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Apshai Niangti | Rider Interview

By: Vinay Menon Name: Apshai Niangti Age: 20 Nick name: Bhoi , Griff or Coach Location: Meghalaya, Shillong Current Bike: YT Capra CF 2017 Years Riding: 5 Years FRMTB: Apshai, how did you get into mountain biking? Apshai: Mountain biking for me started at a young age. It all started as a hobby with me and some of my friends just having fun in our free time. We would find ourselves some trails to ride and would actually do some “rad” stunts. We enjoyed doing jumps off footpaths and imagined…

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Ismamul Howk | Rider Interview

. By: Vinay Menon The new crop of downhill racers in India radiates potential to win international races. One such ripper is Ismamul Howk from Guwahati, Assam. We caught up with the soft spoken 23 year old lad who juggles between college lectures and winning races. Name: Ismamul Howk Age: 23 Nick name: Babu Hometown: Guwahati, Assam Current Bike: Giant reign 1.5GE Years Riding: 4 Current sponsors: Spoke Hub Cycling, Starkenn FRMTB: Ismamul, how did you get into mountain biking? Ismamul: It all started with racing my friends on a…

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Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2018

Tucked away in the remote mountains of Arunachal Pradesh in India, Mechuka shares borders with our neighbor, China. A two day scenic drive through the mountains will lead you to the epic landscapes of Mechuka Valley. Being included for the 2nd time during the popular “Adventure Mechuka” event in Arunachal Pradesh, team AMBIA created a promising downhill race for 2018. With all the buzz around “MTB Arunachal”, a seven day, stage XC race, Downhill race was a great addition in the event schedule, bringing more attention towards this growing discipline.…

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Event Alert: 5th Kohima Downhill 2018 – Nagaland, India

. Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you’ll race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. Register here – https://www.nativestation.org/  Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike races in India, where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima, Nagaland to win the title of the fastest racer! After a successful downhill race last year, sponsored by one of India’s top startups – Psynyde Bikes , this year’s venue will be on the grand Japfu…

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Video: Mt. Morashen Downhill 2018 – Winning run | Nagaland, India

Benny Metha’s Winning run at the “Mt.Morashen Downhill Challenge 2018 in Doyang, Wokha, Nagaland, India. In-spite of a wash out on the course, Benny managed to take the top spot!  Mt. Morashen DH 2018 featured one of the tougher trails in the region. A “Native Station” initiative, the Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge is part of the Amur Falcon Conservation Week & Festivals in Nagaland.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Apshai Griffith Niangti (@the_griff_008) on Nov 10, 2018 at 7:53am PST   .

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Event Alert: Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge 2018 – Nagaland, India

. November 9, 2018 Venue – Doyang, Wokha, Nagaland The race will be held at Mt Morashen overlooking a breathtaking view of the Doyang valley. Several activities including angling, rafting, music, indigenous games will be part of the festival from Nov 8-10. The track’s gonna be beautiful and the festival is gonna be magical whilst you witness millions of Amur falcons take a pitstop at the Doyang valley in Wokha, Nagaland as our esteemed winged guests take their longest migratory journey on the planet! The Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge, is…

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Video: 4th Kohima Downhill 2017 | Nagaland, India

Words: Yanpvuo Kikon WINNERS of the 4th KOHIMA DOWNHILL 2017 1st – Suman Tamang – S.T. (Nepal) 2nd – Apshai Griffith Niangti (Shillong) 3rd – Prachit Thapa (Nepal) 4th – Gautam Taode (Pune) 5th – Ollie Hemstock (United Kingdom) Best Local Rider – Seyieo Sekhose (Kohima)  THANK YOU #MTBFAM Indian MTB Community, our sponsors and supporters for making this possible! Without you all none of this would have been possible – Psynyde Bikes (http://psynydebikes.com/) Lhouvizosier Mezhur Sekhose Kekhrie Mezhur Sekhose Chan Kikon Dr. Ruovinuo Thenuo Seyie Auto Winterxmade (http://wintermade.in/) Photographers…

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Mokokchung MTB Festival 2017 | Nagaland

The hills of Mokokchung town in Nagaland, India was the epicenter of trail shaking mountain bike races, the 2nd Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival 2017. Organized by the mountain biking enthusiasts of Mokokchung – Trail Hounds Cycling Club, the event comprised of Cross Country and Downhill for Locals and Experts. Results  – Mokokchung XC Expert Category 1. Himal Tamata (Nepal) 2. Okesh Bajracharya (Nepal) 3. Deepak (Nepal) 4. Tendon Michael Terang (Assam, India) 5. Dipankar (Assam, India) U-17 Local Category  1st – Akumdong Longchar (Dimapur) 2nd – Pontiang (Dimapur) 3rd – Jongshir Mar (Mokokchung) Only Woman Participant…

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Event Alert: Kohima Downhill 2017

Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you will race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. To register here – https://www.nativestation.org/ LAST DATE NOV 10 To sponsor here – https://www.nativestation.org/about-kohima-downhill Psynyde Bikes KOHIMA DOWNHILL Mountain Bike Race REGISTRATIONS OFFICIALLY OPEN Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike race in India where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima Nagaland to win the title.   After a successful downhill race last year sponsored…

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